Tuesday, August 7, 2012

How Much Cash Does it Take to be Iron Man?

Nearly any comic book geek knows that Tony Stark, better known as Iron Man, is a pretty wealthy dude. A billionaire, to be exact. He owns Stark Industries which has been named by Forbes as one of the 25 biggest fictional companies with an estimated revenue of $20.3 billion. As Stark pointed out to Captain America in The Avengers, without the suit he'd still be a "genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist."

Better work it, Tony. Gotta pay them bills.
Which begs the question: with a suit as innovative and a bank account as big as Stark's, how much does it cost to be Iron Man?

MoneySupermarket.com took on the task of determining said cost and putting the data into an oh-so-pretty infographic. You can find these graphics here. Spoiler alert: the suit costs add up to an estimated $10,000,000. His arc reactor weighs in at $36,000,000 alone.

With bills like that, it may be best to let Stark keep the suit. But it's well-known that Stark doesn't put all of his money into one thing; his house is pretty impressive ($25,000,000) as is his fleet of cars ($3,415,000). The total estimated cost of being Iron Man? $1,612,717,000.

If you enjoyed the breakdown, MoneySupermarket.com also estimated the cost of being Batman. See which rich crimefighter uses the most ink in paying his bills.

Although with tech geeks (yes, I called them geeks) like Iron Man and Batman, one may hardly imagining them paying bills the old-fashioned way.