A lot of comic fans have wondered: Who’s richer Batman or Iron Man?
Well, to give you a little bit of background, we will show you the top 5 richest superheroes in the comic universe. The answer might surprise as it is not Batman nor Iron Man!
5. Emma Frost: $1-3 billion
You might not know Emma Frost, she comes out of the X-Men comics. In the beginning, she was a villain but after a while, she decided to use her powers for good and started to help the X-Men. Emma Frost who is a mutant with psychic power has her own company which is Frost International. Because of this, money is no problem for Mrs. Frost. Although, there’s never been any mention of a specific amount of her fortune. The estimate lies around $1-3 billion which makes her number 5 on our list.
4. Charles Xavier: $3.5 billion
Charles Xavier or Professor X comes in 4th on our list. As he runs a school (Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters) and a team of mutant superheroes (X-Men), he needs cash to fund all that. Charles his fortune is estimated around $3.5 billion. This number came up in New X-Men #129 comic where the supervillain Fantomex tries to extort Xavier.
3. Bruce Wayne: $9.2 billion
Bruce Wayne’s fortune is estimated at around $9.2 billion which makes him only 3rd on our list of the richest superheroes. You could actually say that Batman‘s superpower is his fortune otherwise he could have never afforded those fancy tech like batarangs, Batmobile, high-tech suit,… The $9.2 billion number comes from the websites Forbes, who did an exercise on Wayne Enterprises and who are we to second guess Forbes right? By the way, Forbes estimated that Wayne Enterprises is worth around $31 billion.
2. Tony Stark: $12.4 billion
Ah Tony Stark, the playboy billionaire who got insanely popular after Robert Downey Jr. brought his character to life. Best casting ever! Iron Man‘s net worth is estimated at around $12.4 billion who only makes him number 2 on our list. Now, I can already hear you wondering: Who’s number 1 then? You’ll have to wait just a minute longer. Now, the $12.4 billion also comes from Forbes. But here’s the twist, Stark Industries worth is $20.3 billion which is less than Wayne Enterprises. Just saying…
1. T’Challa: $90.7 trillion
Yes, we were surprised like you are right now. The Black Panther takes the cake and eats it all without leaving anything behind. The way that the $90.7 trillion is calculated is quite interesting. As T’Challa is the king of Wakanda, he owns all of the world’s Vibranium. According to the research, Vibranium comes in at around $10,000 per gram. The Nerdist wrote a great article about this where they calculated the cost of an Apple Watch made from Vibranium which would cost around $600,000.
Now, there you have it. The answer to the question: Who’s richer Batman or Iron Man? It is Iron Man but it might come as a surprise that he is not the richest superhero in the comic universe. By the way, the number 1 on Forbes’list for richest fictional character is Scrooge McDuck. I couldn’t stop laughing when I read this. Apparently, in his vault lies $65.4 billion which is still nothing compares to the Black Panther.