Guess How Much Money It Takes To Be Batman and Iron Man

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07.30.12 8 Comments


Do you ever wonder how much money Bruce Wayne and Tony Stark have and how much of it goes into their superpower-free crimefighting gadgets? I think about it daily and, no, I am not ten years old. Furthermore, Sasquatch would totally beat the Chupacabra in a fight. But getting back to Batman and Iron Man’s immense wealth, Money Market put together some estimates of the pertinent numbers. So how does DC’s wealthy, playboy, child-collecting Gothamite stack up to Marvel’s genius, billionaire, playboy philanthropist?

The infographics below give the breakdown of costs (although they left out some expenses like research and development). Bottom line: Iron Man outspends Batman by nearly a billion dollars. Not surprising when you consider that Wayne Enterprises has an estimated worth of $7 billion while Stark’s personal wealth is estimated to be $9.3 billion while his company, Stark Industries, is estimated to be worth $20.3 billion. I can’t believe I’m talking about this as if they were real.

Speaking of things which actually exist, today I learned Kevlar Nomex Groin Armor costs $1,000. After I smash my Hello Kitty bank against the wall and start a Kickstarter for the other $996.50, I’ll be one piece of armor closer to being Batman. In fact, I might start early and just deflect all the bullets with my groin. Like usual.

[Picture sources: Popped Culture, Money Market, First Showing]

Spider-Man: still poor.

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When not writing for Uproxx, Caleb likes to volunteer at the legless cat shelter and photoshop the Babadook into all of his family photos. He once resolved the question “To be or not to be?” through the clever use of General Semantics. Your mom thinks you could be more like him if you only applied yourself.

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