You think it costs a lot to be Batman (see previous post)? Wait till you see how much being Iron Man cost? After compiling the costs of being Batman, MoneySupermarket.com has also put together the cost of being Iron Man. It's a case of the rich (Bruce Wayne) versus the rich (Tony Stark) because let's face it, poor people cannot afford to be superheroes. How accurate this is nobody really knows, but MoneySupermarket.com based their calculations on the following references: thechive.com, Io9.com, empireonline.com, popsci.com, en.wikipedia.org, starpulse.com, toydirt.com, devientart.com, jalopnik.com, imdb.com and marvel.com
Based on their calculations and estimates, MoneySupermarket.com says Tony Stark's Iron Man Mark III armor suit costs a whopping $110,302,000 which is way more than what Bruce Wayne paid for his suit but then again, Batman can't fly in his suit. That's why DC has been producing TV episodes of the animated Batman and Justice League whereas Marvel has been churning out all the movies on Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Spiderman, Hulk and the Avengers. Marvel has the moolah!
Besides the armor suit, there's the cost of technology as well and Tony Stark knows that only too well.
Tony also has to rely on his super computer to do most of his stuff and a comfortable house to do all his stuff in. Money may not be able to buy you happiness but it gets you pretty close haha
And now, here's a look at all the money for the various Iron Man armor suits that Tony has spent on. Mark 1 costs him next to nothing since he put that together in a cave while under being held captive but since returning to the world from captivity, he has been producing the armor suits like nobody's business. Thing is, MoneySupermarket.com got it wrong when it came to War Machine. They may know their numbers but they certainly don't know their Iron Man facts / story very well. For those of us who watched the Iron man 2 movie, Jim Rhodes took the Mark II from under Tony Stark's nose and the United States government funded the reverse engineering to turn the Mark II into War Machine as part of the United States Air Force arsenal. So we should take the price tag of $115,000,000 from the final figure of $1,464,000,000 for the armor suits.
Tony Stark loves his cars too and judging from the movies released so far, he certainly has a lot of them. Well, you know what they say: fast cars and fast women go hand-in-hand ;p
So there you have it: Cost of being Iron Man - Grand Total: $1,612,717,000! Phew