How Much Does it Cost to Be Iron Man or Batman?

     July 27, 2012


While it’s incredibly fun to watch superheroes and such save the world using ridiculously expensive toys and gadgets onscreen, some people may take the time to ponder, “could someone actually do all this stuff in real life?”  Well, the answer’s a bit complicated.  A few years ago we saw Forbes consider this very question with the character of Batman, and now a couple of handy infographics have been created that run down exactly how much it would cost for somebody to become Iron Man or Batman.  The grand total for Iron Man is a whopping $1,612,717,000, while becoming Batman is a paltry $682,450,750.  So, yeah, it’s possible, but it would render almost anyone broke (your move, Warren Buffett).

After the jump, you can check out the infographics that run down exactly how these totals was calculated (the Mark 1 armor is free as long as you’re kidnapped and forced to create the suit out of scraps!), so click on to take a look.

Infographics via MoneySupermarket.  Click to enlarge.






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