Have you ever wondered how rich superheroes and supervillains are? Well, wonder no more, as Curry’s blog, TechTalk, did some of the calculations for us. With expert insights from Vincent Zurzolo, COO of Metropolis Collectibles — the world’s largest dealership of vintage comics — TechTalk got the estimated net worth of six high-profile characters from Marvel and DC by assessing their apparent, individual assets.
Black Panther, aka T’Challa, is arguably the richest among all the characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As the King of Wakanda, T’Challa is the rightful owner of the country’s rich reserves of vibranium, which is calculated to be worth £9 trillion ($11.4 trillion). He also lives in a £250 million ($316 million) royal palace and owns a £50 million ($63 million) private fighter jet.
T’Challa’s superhero outfit is also worth a fortune. His nanotechnology suit and vibranium sneakers are priced at £200 million ($253 million). When the values of all these assets are added to his £7.5 million ($9.5 million) Kimoyo Beads and £1 million ($1.2 million) EMP discs, T’Challa’s net worth totals to £9.5 trillion ($12 trillion).
Though Captain Marvel, aka Carol Danvers, is not as rich as T’Challa, the Marvel superheroine is still a member of the billionaires club. Carol has an estimated £10.5 billion ($13 billion) net worth. £10 billion ($12.6 billion) of that amount is the value of the starship she’s commandeering, while £4.2 million ($5.3 million) of that is the money she will have been invested into her training as a U.S. fighter pilot.
Carol’s other expensive assets include her £1200 ($1500) superhero suit and boots, and her £1 million ($1.2 million) Psyche-Magnetron — the weapon that exploded near her and left her with a new set of superhuman abilities.
Thanos’ net worth is £10.01 billion ($12.6 billion). His most expensive asset is the Sanctuary, aka the Chitauri Space. This asteroid field, which served as his domain until 2018, is worth £10 billion ($12.6 billion). He also owned a warship called Sanctuary II. Based on its vast size and power, Sanctuary II has a value of about £10 million ($12.6 million).
Additionally, the supervillain’s gold-plated armor is worth £12000 ($15200) while his gold-plated gauntlet, complete with six of the Infinity Stones, has a value of £1.1 million ($1.4 million).
Though usually described as a billionaire, Iron Man, aka Tony Stark, only has a net worth of £598 million ($758 million), according to TechTalk’s estimate. £450 million ($570 million) of that figure is the value of the Stark Tower, while £500000 ($634000) of it is the total value of his luxury vehicles. Also included in his priciest assets are his £7.5 million ($9.5 million) JARVIS super computer and his £140 million ($177 million) gold titanium exoskeleton and weaponry.
“While it would seem T’Challa’s wealth as the ruler of Wakanda might be endless, I believe Tony Stark truly epitomizes the true capitalist spirit and in many ways he may be more aggressive with his intentions as a businessman rather than a monarch of a country,” Zurzolo commented.
Harley Quinn probably has the craziest fashion taste among all the villainess in the DC universe. Her heavy caricature-esque makeup, brightly dyed hair, fancy tattoos, and signature outfit truly maker her stand out. Good thing Harley has some money to maintain that look. Her makeup, hair dye, and tattoos cost £820 ($1000), while her outfit, boots and other accessories have a total value of £235 ($297).
In addition, Harley owns a £750 ($950) Chiappa Rhino 6DS revolver and allots £215000 for her psychiatric training. According to TechTalk, Harley’s total net worth is around £171800 ($217000).
Among the six characters featured in this TechTalk’s fun little project, Joker has the smallest net worth with only £8500 ($10700). Like Harley, Joker also invests a portion of his money — around £1200 ($1500) — in makeup, hair dye, and tattoos. Completing his playful yet terrifying look is his £220 ($279) custom suit and £6000 ($7620) gold chains.
Like most villains, Joker’s most prized possessions are his weapons. In his case, those are his £80 ($101) razor playing cards and acid lapel flower and his £1000 ($1200) Glock 17 pistol and grenades.