Charles Montgomery "Monty" Burns , also known as Mr. Burns or simply Burns, (born September 15 in an unspecified year) is viewed as an antagonist to many, if not all, of the inhabitants of Springfield. He is an elderly, skinny man who is shown as being cruel, bitter, cynical, heartless, greedy and selfish. Burns runs the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant.
Burns frequently orders his aide, Waylon Smithers, to "release the hounds", so as to let his vicious guard dogs attack any intruders, enemies or even invited guests. Mr. Burns is Springfield's richest and most powerful citizen. His net worth has been stated to be in the billion-dollar range, although at one point it slipped to "only" $996 million, which led to his being demoted from Billionaire Camp to Millionaire Camp. Burns uses his power and wealth to do whatever he wants, usually without regard for consequences and without interference from the authorities.
Mr. Burns' age has fluctuated during the course of the show, being explicitly stated he was 81 in Simpson and Delilah and as old as 104 in Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part One), Homer the Smithers and A Hunka Hunka Burns in Love.