How rich is Bruce Wayne/Batman?

(NEXSTAR) — A New Batman hits theaters this Friday with the premiere of “The Batman” — the latest reboot in the long-running Batman movie franchise. The film marks Robert Pattinson’s debut as Bruce Wayne, with fans around the world wondering what he will bring to the iconic character.

From Adam West to Ben Affleck, each actor to don the cape and cowl has featured different men, but some things remain the same. A big one: Bruce Wayne is really, really rich.

How much East Is Bruce Wayne worth it?

Depending on the adaptation/iteration, Wayne is usually the owner and president of Wayne Enterprises, the global conglomerate left to him after his parents died. The company may be a big chunk of Bruce’s portfolio, but it’s important to remember that father Thomas was a doctor and his mother, Martha Wayne (née Kane), was heiress to one of the wealthiest families. of Gotham City.

Wayne is estimated to have a net worth of around $9.2 billion, as reported by Money. The only superheroes worth more are $12.4 billion Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, and T’Challa, or Black Panther – Money believes the King of Wakanda (played by the late Chadwick Boseman in the 2018) is also the richest superhero of all time.

Wayne Enterprises, meanwhile, is valued at around $31.3 billion.

The Caped Crusader has also appeared in every entry in Forbes’ Fictional 15, a sporadic ranking of the wealth of fictional characters. However, he never claimed the top spot and was edged out by the likes of “DuckTales” billionaire Scrooge McDuck and “The Hobbit” gold-hoarding dragon Smaug.

In real life, Bruce Wayne would rank around 236 on Forbes’ real-time billionaires list, which is updated daily to reflect wins and losses. Some of Wayne’s actual contemporaries would be Charlie Ergen, founder and CEO of Dish Network, and Polish businessman Michael Otto, chairman of the supervisory board of the world’s largest mail-order company, Otto Group, located in Germany.

Like many tycoons, however, Wayne has lost fortunes over the years. In 2012, “The Dark Knight Rises”, a heist on the Gotham Stock Exchange by supervillain terrorist Bane leaves Wayne utterly cash poor. He can, however, keep Wayne Manor.

Meanwhile, 2020’s comic crossover event “Joker War” saw an even richer Wayne lose his $100 billion fortune when rival Joker the Joker drains all of his Batman funding bank accounts. As Looper explains, even if the Joker is caught, the government’s focus on Wayne’s finances makes it nearly impossible to fund anything he might need for Batman’s business.

Additionally, the events of “Joker War” end with Bruce being removed from the board of Wayne Enterprises and receiving an annual stipend to stay away from the company.

Wayne’s fortune has been a controversial topic among Batman fans and creators, with critics claiming his fortune is a crutch.

“The hero’s endless fortune not only raises questions about his civic responsibilities, it has also come to operate as a deus ex capitalism, hand-waving any level of property destruction and excusing any revelation of a new gadget or vehicle,” writes Susana Polo for Polygon. .

“The Batman” opens March 4 after several COVID-19 delays. Two sequels and two HBO Max shows are expected to follow.

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