When we talk about superheroes, we talk about their super powers, their strength, their ability to attract women, and the same can be said for super heroines. But today we are not going to babble about some supernatural power, who is superior and all that, instead we will talk about their wealth. The question is who has the most?
In one of the most stand-out lines and rather hilarious scene, when Barry Allen asked Bruce Wayne “What are your superpowers again?” He answered “I’m Rich.” As simple as that. Well, Batman sure is the fan favorite, he is rich, lives life of a playboy and also a philanthropist but he is not alone. There are at-least a dozen of rich millionaires and play boys out there, who pledged their wealth to eradicate crime. So lets get started with the richest superheroes of the popular Marvel and DC Comic Universes.
5 – Green Arrow
Oliver Queen actually comes from a wealthy family. He eventually inherited the family business, a multinational company named Queen Industries. Even-though, he had the financial backup, he chose a bow and arrow. Highly inspired by Robin Hood, Green Arrow’s attire and weapon represent him as one of the heroes in medieval times.
Net Worth : $3 billion
Source of Wealth : Queen Industries
Creator : DC Comics
4 – Namor
Namor was one of the three most popular characters of the golden era of comics, other to being Captain America and the original human Torch. Namor, the mutant son of a sea sailor and the ruler of the mightiest underwater kingdom of Atlantis not only possess super abilities, but also lays claim to own the entire oceans of the world.
Now just imagine the vastness of his territory and all the valuable resources which are his, from sunken sea treasures to rare resources all under his command. Namor the Sub-Mariner has remained one of the important super hero characters in the Marvel world with his affiliations with the Avengers, Fantastic Four and other major comic series.
Net Worth : Between $5 Billion and $10 Billion
Source of Wealth : Ruler of Atlantis
Creator: Marvel Comics
3 – Batman
He is the vigilante — wears a black cape — small time criminals are frightened of him and big shot villains try to avoid him — he happens to be a billionaire. It’s none other than Bruce Wayne aka the Batman. The death of his family at a very young age forced him to harden his core and craft the persona of Batman.
During the day, Bruce Wayne plays the role of a playboy, living off his parents money and in the company of high status women hiding his true identity and at night he’s the savior of the Gotham city, protecting the city from its enemies. Without any super powers, Batman copes with his enemies with the help of his modernistic machines and gadgets, which he produces in his own bat cave.
The character and persona of Batman, has influenced many other superheroes, and some of them are even in this list.
Net Worth : Between $10 Billion and $12 Billion
Source of the Wealth : Wayne Industries
Creator : DC Comics
2 – Iron Man
Who would need a super-power when you have skills, charisma and wealth of Tony Stark. I mean, who wouldn’t want his cool, super gadgets? With the help of modern technology, especially his suit and other weapons, backed by his immense wealth, Tony Stark is undoubtedly one of the most powerful super humans.
Well, initially, the concept of Iron Man was brought forward by the Legendary Stan Lee to explore the Cold War theme into his comics, basically to show the important role of American tech and rising new companies in the fight against the communal world. But as the time passed, the comic changed its focus from the Cold War to contemporary problems such as terrorism.
Net Worth : $30 Billion
Source of Wealth : Stark Industries
Creator : Marvel Comics
1 – Black Panther
Marvel Comics introduced the Black Panther for the first time in their 52nd edition of the Fantastic Four back in 1966. His arrival predates other Marvel’s super heroes like Gabe Jones and Falcon and even Dell Comics’ Lobo, making Black Panther the first black hero in the American comic history.
In sleek black attire with pointy ears and all the modern gadgets, many of the batman fans can relate the Black Panther with Bruce Wayne but there is a difference, while our Batman spearheads a huge business empire, T’challa actually rules the entire country.
Net Worth : $90 Trillion
Creator : Marvel Comics