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14 Richest Superheroes Of Marvel and DC Comics

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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 on 14 of the richest superheroes of the popular Marvel and DC Comic Universes.

Note: As the title says, we have only included superheroes, including some bad ones who later turned good, and left out super rich villains like Lex Luthor, Dr. Doom and Magneto.

14. Kyle Richmond Aka Nighthawk

nighthawk

Source of Wealth: Richmond Enterprises
Creator: Marvel Comics

A multi millionaire Super villain turned super hero, that’s the story of this caped crime fighter. Nighthawk acquired wealth from his father, Arthur Richmond, founder of the Richmond Enterprises. With his character loosely based on Batman, Nighthawk does have some striking similarities between him and the Gotham’s own vigilante, but unlike Batman, Nighthawk was not always a superhero.

13. JANET VAN DYNE Aka THE WASP

the WaSP

Creator: Marvel Comics

As a daughter of a rich scientist and a niece of a successful fashion designer, Janet Van Dyne had a much privileged childhood, which ultimately led her to be self-centered and spoiled, well at-least for some period of time. After the death of her father, she not only inherited his fortune just like most of the super heroes in this list, she also gained the ability to shrink and grow feathers which was triggered after she went through a bio-chemical process.

She became one of the founding members of the Avengers and led the team for a long period of time. In 2014, IGN ranked the WASP 99th among 100 of the most popular comic book characters of all time. Similarly, Marvel.com placed her 26th among 50 greatest avengers. The Wasp also made a short appearance in the 2015 movie Ant -Man.

12. Professor X

Charles Xavier

Net Worth: $750 million
Creator: Marvel Comics

The mastermind behind the X-Men and world’s powerful telepath is surely one of the powerful yet richest super heroes in the Marvel Universe. Although, Professor Charles Xavier’s most of the wealth is inherited, he also did a great deal of hard work to sustain this wealth. He uses his wealth to achieve his goal to promote fellow mutants rights and pay for X Mansion repairs, which are rather frequent.

11. Angel/ Archangel

Archangel

Source of Wealth: Worthington Industries
Creator: Marvel Comics

Warren Worthington III or Angel, is one of the first mutants who were recruited by Professor Charles Xavier to form the X-Men. Warren was actually born with feathered wings, but later acquired metallic wings and changed into Archangel.

Well, he is more than just a cool flying superhero, as he is the sole owner of the multinational company, Worthington Industries. As the CEO of the company, he gets his hands on modern weapon technologies even before it’s unveiled to the common public.

10. Blue Beetle (Ted Kord)

Blue Beetle

Source of Wealth: Kord Enterprises

Although this superhero character was initially conceived by Charlton comics in the mid 1960s, the Blue beetle was incorporated into the DC Universe in 1980s, after its successful purchase from the Charlton Comics. One can compare Ted Kord aka the Blue Beetle with Bruce Wayne in many ways, he was extremely rich and don’t have any super power rather he relies on his ultra modern gadgets.

His immense wealth comes from the Kord enterprises, a multi-billion dollar company which was initially founded by Ted’s father. Eventually, this company was bought out by Bruce Wayne, making it a subsidiary of the Wayne Enterprise.

9. Iron Fist

iron fist

Source of Wealth: Rand International
Creator: Marvel Comics

Danny Rand or the Iron Fist received most of his wealth from his father, founder of the Rand Corporation. Even-though he had a pretty privileged childhood, his time with Lei Kung the thunderer turned his life around and made him as tough as a superhero could be. He formed an alliance with the Power Man (Luke Cage) to form the group Heroes for Hire and keep the streets of New York City safe.

8. Ozymandias

Ozymandias

Source of Wealth: Veidt Enterprises
Creator: DC Comics

Born in a wealthy immigrant family, Adrian Alexander Veidt was just 17 years old when he inherited his family wealth after the tragic death of his parents. However, like any other super heroes, he simply donated all the money to make a name of its own.

A few years later, with a mission to make the world a better place, Veidt changed his name to Ozmandias to fight against crime. After retiring from the ‘superheroism,’ he founded a multi-million dollar company Veidt Enterprises, which he mostly used for humanitarian purposes.

7. Batwomen

batwoman

Creator: DC Comics

Inspired by the caped crusader himself, Batwomen or Katherine Kane decided to use her family wealth to fight against crime in the Gotham city. Born in the second wealthiest family in Gotham, she inherited most of her family’s possessions, which includes almost everything that Batman or the Wayne family doesn’t.

Just like her mentor and one time love, Batman, she lacks any supernatural powers and instead rely on her combat strength and superiority in gadgets. She has her own batarangs and other sophisticated gadgets disguised in rather feminine products like lipsticks, bracelets and cosmetics. Batwomen first appeared in 1956 in DC Comics owned Detective Comics.

6. Emma Frost

Emma Frost

Net worth: $900 million
Creator: Marvel Comics

She is powerful, rich and yes beautiful. Emma Frost, also known as the White Queen is the total package when it comes to be a super heroine. Emma Frost first appeared in the 1980s edition of the X-Men, the Uncanny X-Men. Like Professor X, she is also a sophisticated telepath with other supernatural abilities.

5. Green Arrow

Green ArrowImage Courtesy: DC Comics

Net Worth: $3 billion
Source of Wealth: Queen Industries
Creator: DC Comics

Another fan favorite superhero, 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.

4. Namor the Sub-Mariner

Namor

Creator: Marvel Comics
Ruler of Atlantis

Namar 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.

3. Batman

BatmanImage Source: Flickr

Net Worth: Between $10 billion and $12 billion
Source of the Wealth: Wayne Industries
Creator: DC Comics

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.

2. Iron Man

Iron Man

Net Worth: $30 billion
Source of Wealth: Stark Industries
Creator: Marvel Comics

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.

1. T’challa aka Black Panther

Black Panther

Net Worth: $90 trillion
Creator: Marvel Comics

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.

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As the supreme leader of the technologically advanced African country, he controls a rare metal known as Vibranium, from which Captain America’s shield was made. Imagine the amount of wealth he would have made selling those metal pieces to other parts of the world.

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