MoneySupermarket.com conducted research on how much it would cost to live the lifestyle of major superheros in today’s economy, including how much it would take to buy their gadgets, pay the staff and electric bills in their huge mansions and operate multinational companies as a front/funding source for their masked adventures. In this example, we look at what it would cost to be Batman. A timely piece of research by MoneySuperMarket.com capitalising on the interest around the recent release of Dark Knight Rises. (I’m a bit late to posting).
Of all the superheroes, Batman’s wealth is significantly larger than most – with the possible exception of Tony Stark aka Iron Man. Wayne Manor costs $600,000,000 alone with an annual running cost of $37,000. Top that off with $80 million worth of vehicles and a stockpile of weapons totalling more than $10,000 and you will have to save pretty hard to afford to become Batman.
Of course Batman hasn’t saved or taken out a loan to build up his wealth. He was born in to the Wayne family fortune and now owns Wayne Enterprises, a multinational organisation with divisions in technology, shipping, defence, chemicals and many more. Wayne Enterprises (not included in the infographic) is worth a total of $7 billion.
Thanks Andrea for sending this through.