Fortune (or Fortuné) may refer to:

General concepts

  • Luck, a chance happening, or that which happens beyond a person's controls
  • Wealth, an abundance of items of economic value
  • Prophecy, the prediction of future events
    • Fortune, the predictions made in the process of fortune-telling
    • Fortune, the printed slip of text contained in a fortune cookie
  • Fortune, an alternative spelling of Fortuna, the Roman goddess of luck


  • Amos Fortune (citizen of Jaffrey) (c. 1710-1801), African American ex-slave and businessman
  • Dion Fortune (1890-1946), born Violet Mary Firth, British occultist and author
  • Jesse Fortune (1930-2009), American Chicago blues singer
  • Jimmy Fortune (born 1955), American country music singer
  • John Fortune (born 1939), British comedian best known for his work on the TV series Bremner, Bird and Fortune
  • Marc-Antoine Fortuné (born 1981), French Guianese football player
  • Quinton Fortune (born 1977), South African football player
  • Robert Fortune (1812-1880), Scottish botanist and traveller best known for introducing tea plants from China to India
  • Rose Fortune (1774-1864), African American businessperson and first female police officer in Canada
  • Scott Fortune (born 1966), American former volleyball player
  • Seán Fortune (died 1999), Irish priest and alleged child molester
  • Sonny Fortune (born 1939), American jazz musician
  • Timothy Thomas Fortune (1856–1928), American orator, civil rights leader, journalist, writer, editor and publisher
  • Victor Fortune (1883-1949), British Army major general
  • Fortune Gallo (1878-1970), opera impresario
  • Fortune Gordien (1922-1990), American athlete, primarily in the discus throw


  • Fortune, California, former name of Fortuna, California
  • Fortune, Newfoundland and Labrador, a small community in Canada
  • Fortune Bay, Newfoundland, Canada
  • Fortune (Marikina), one of sixteen barangays in Marikina City


  • Fortune (ship), second ship to bring settlers to Plymouth Colony
  • HMS Fortune, any of several Royal Navy ships
  • HMCS Fortune (MCB 151), Canadian minesweeper
  • USS Fortune (1865), US Navy tugboat

In music:

  • Fortune Records, an independent record label in Detroit, Michigan from 1946 to 1995
  • Fortune (band), a short-lived but influential 1980s AOR band
  • Fortune (Swedish band), a 1990s four-piece band
  • "Fortune" (song), a song by Great Big Sea on their album Sea of No Cares
  • "Fortune" (Nami Tamaki song), a song by Nami Tamaki
  • Fortune (album), a 2012 album by American singer Chris Brown

In entertainment:

  • The Fortune, a 1975 film starring Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson and Stockard Channing
  • Fortune, a 2009 US film directed by Peter Scarf
  • Fortune (2013 film), an upcoming film
  • Fortune: Million Pound Giveaway, a 2007 television programme screened on ITV1 in the United Kingdom

Fictional characters:

  • Amos Fortune (comics), DC Comics supervillain
  • Anna Fortune, DC Comics character
  • Dominic Fortune, Marvel Comics character
  • Reginald Fortune, a fictional detective of H. C. Bailey
  • A character from Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty


  • Fortune Playhouse, historic theatre in London
  • Fortune Theatre, a 432 seat West End theatre in Russell Street, near Covent Garden
  • Fortune Theatre, Dunedin, the world's southernmost professional theatre company

In business:

  • Fortune (magazine), American business magazine
  • Addis Fortune, also known as Fortune, a newspaper in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Fortune Brands, a holding company
  • Fortune Tobacco, a Philippine company

Other uses:

  • fortune (Unix), a simple Unix program that displays a random message from a database of quotations
  • Fortune (professional wrestling), a professional wrestling alliance

Other articles related to "fortune":

There But For Fortune (song) - The Song
... "There but for Fortune" consists of four verses, each one of which ends with the line "there but for fortune may go you or I" ... as the four brief verses of 'There but for Fortune'" ... The song's title was used as the name of the 1989 compilation album There but for Fortune, which featured material taken from three albums Ochs recorded for Elektra Records ...

Famous quotes containing the word fortune:

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