Asteroid 16452, Goldfinger, was discovered on September 28, 1989 by Carolyn S. Shoemaker and Eugene M. Shoemaker at Palomar Observatory near Pauma Valley, California. It has a period of 3 years, 273 days.
It was named for American astronomer Pauline J. "PJ" Goldfinger (born 1964), who has been active at Mount Wilson Observatory and in the Los Angeles Astronomical Society.
Many people would associate the surname Goldfinger with Auric Goldfinger, the villain of a classic James Bond movie, Goldfinger, in which Bond (played by Sean Connery) foiled an attempt by Auric Goldfinger (played by Gert Frobe) to corner the world's gold supply in cahoots with the Mafia and the Chinese government.
Henk Middleraad links asteroid Goldfinger to ruthlessness, greed and persistence.