The 20 Richest Comic Book Characters of All Time

Who comes to your mind when you think about the Richest Comic Book Characters of all time? Probably Tony Stark (Iron Man) or Bruce Wayne (Batman) right? 

If that’s what you think, you’re in for a surprise at the end of this article! 

This list only includes characters from earth and not the entire Comicverse, since the wealth of many of those outside earth cannot be easily comprehended in Dollar terms.

The 20 Richest Comic Book Characters of All Time

The net worth figures of the comic book characters mentioned in our list has been compiled with some help from cbr, and killerdirectory

So, here are the 20 Richest Comic Book Characters of all time:

20. Silver Sable: $2.1 Billion

Silver Sable is the owner of Silver Sable International. Her company is the largest in the fictional small European state of Symkaria and responsible for most of its economic development. 

She also leads the mercenary crew of Wild Pack on jobs. With time they’ve made their name so good that they can charge whatever they want and most will pay it – not a fancy business plan, but it works.

Her success and skillset makes her one of the most powerful women on this list.

19. Emma Frost: $3 Billion

Emma Frost
By Marvel Comics

Emma Frost, also known as White Queen is a part of the X-Men. Apart from that, she’s the head of Frost International, a tech Conglomerate. Such is the fortune she has amassed, that for quite some time she used the earnings of her company to fund the X-Men. 

That’s not all – when her powers activate, she turns into a diamond lady. So, theoretically her net worth is much higher. But it’s not like she would pop a piece off her body and sell it.

So, we’ve decided to stick with her worldly assets and possessions to calculate her net worth. The estimated net worth of Emma Frost is $3 Billion.

18. Charles Xavier (Professor X): $3.5 Billion

Charles Xavier (better known as Professor X) dedicated his fortune to help the mutants. He founded Xavier School for Gifted Children which teaches them to gain control over their powers and work towards improving the overall life of Mutants. 

His property is also the base for the X-Men. It also includes the equipments they need for their operation including a jet. 

On the powers front, Charles has telepathic ability and can read, control, wipe and re-write other people’s minds. His ability gets amplified by his massively powerful computer, Cerebro which gives him the ability to virtually scan everyone on Earth. 

17. Norman Osborn: $5 Billion

Norman Osborn is the archenemy of Spider-Man. But, before that, he was the owner of a successful weapons to chemicals giant, Oscorp. With such technology at his disposal, it’s no wonder he was able to match the Spidey in fights. 

16. NightHawk: $5 Billion

Kylie Richmond aka NightHawk is Marvel’s answer to Batman. Although he’s a poor imitation of the original, his story goes the same. A rich kid who inherits his family’s wealth after the death of his parents. Only this one uses it to do evil instead of good. 

Similar to other billionaires on the list, he’s used his wealth to fund the team he’s with. 

The net worth of NightHawk is estimated at $5 Billion.

15. Mr. Fantastic: $5 Billion

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By Marvel Comics

Reed Richard leads the team of his 4 superhero friends – The Fantastic Four. He is one of the smartest people in the Marvel Universe.

Mr. Fantastic’s genius inventions and patents have made him rich enough to fund everything his team could ever need. The team runs their operations from the five upper floors of the Baxter Building. 

A genius mind, an invisible girlfriend/wife, Billionaire status. What more do you want? – The movies to be a hit. Right? Right!

14. Danny Rand: $5 Billion

Danny Rand is the CEO of Rand Enterprises, an MNC with interests in investments, insurance, Pharmaceuticals, and Oil. 

His parents died in a plane crash when he was young. Fortunately, Rand was alive and taken by the Monks K’un-Lun and trained in the Himalayas. 

After returning to New York, he took control of his company and used his lessons from the Himalayas to become the Iron Fist. 

13. Blue Beetle: $5 Billion

Although there are three different characters referred to as Blue Beetle, for this one, we’d stick with Ted Kord. Like Mr. Fantastic, he also used his intellect to rake in Billions. After taking over the family business, Ted used it to work on, improve & sell his inventions inspired by alien technologies. 

Through his company, Ted Kord comes up with, and pays for the equipment he uses as the Blue Beetle. Later, his company Kord Industries was bought by Wayne Enterprises.

12. Angel (ArchAngel): $5 Billion

angel comic
By Greg Land, from: wikia

Warren Worthington III was one of the founding members of X-Men. With his inheritance money from the Worthington family, he funded several mutant hero teams and eventually lost control of his wealth.

11. Oliver Queen (Green Arrow): $7 Billion

Oliver Queen is the son of Robert Queen. He was stuck on a mysterious island after a shipwreck. Running short of drinking water, his father shot the other survivor and himself to save Oliver’s life. 

After returning home to starling city, Queen took on the persona of Green Arrow to fight crime and corruption. 

Owing to various reboots in the DC comics and Oliver’s generous acts, he’s lost his wealth several times. But at his peak, Oliver Queen was worth about $7 Billion. 

10. Adrian Veidt (Ozymandias): $7 Billion

The story of Adrian Veidt and his wealth is one the most interesting one’s since he gave away all his family fortune and started from scratch. With his perseverant work ethic, Ardian built even more wealth than he’d inherited.

9. Richie Rich: $9 Billion

If you’re born in the 80s or 90’s, chances are that Richie Rich entertained you as a kid. 

The Rich family was so wealthy that they had an inventor/scientist of their own, Professor KeenBean. 

The show revolves around the richest kid in the world, Richie Rich and his life. 

8. Wilson Fisk (Kingpin): $30 Billion

kingpin richest comic characters
By DC Comics

Wilson Fisk is the Archenemy of Daredevil and an enemy of The Punisher. He’s achieved prime human strength. So much so, that anybody more powerful than him would be classified as a Superhuman. 

Fisk runs several illegal business operations disguised as legitimate Businesses. He also reportedly earned a lot of money in reconstruction projects after the war of New York City. So, technically Loki and his army are the reason why he’s so Rich. 

7. Victor Von Doom (Dr. Doom): $35 Billion

Victor Von Doom, commonly known as Dr. Doom is the archenemy of Fantastic Four. He’s the ruler of a fictional nation, Latveria. 

His genius level intellect has allowed him to patent several technologies whose proceeds are used to support the nation. 

6. Scrooge McDuck: $65 Billion

Scrooge McDuck is an incredibly wealthy business magnate and a self-proclaimed “adventure-capitalist”. His dominant character traits are his wealth, his thrift, and his tendency to seek more wealth through adventure.

McDuck was originally created by Carl Barks for The Walt Disney Company and intended to be used only once, but owing to huge popularity, the plans had to be changed.

5. Lex Luthor: $75 Billion

When it comes to supervillains, none come close to Lex Luthor in terms of wealth and intellect. He owns two giant corporations, LexCorp and Lexmark, which he uses to run his criminal enterprise. 

Luthor is the archenemy of Superman and wants to rid the world of him. Although he may deny it upfront, his hate for Superman comes from the Hero’s popularity & influence. 

Lex Luthor is estimated to be worth about $75 Billion. 

4. Bruce Wayne (Batman): $80 Billion

After the death of his parents by a mugger, Bruce wanted to get revenge by shooting the murderer. He soon realised that it wasn’t going to be easy fighting organised crime, so, he decided to take a break and train himself.

After having been trained by six different mentors, including Ra’s Al Ghul, Bruce Wayne decided to use his company’s assets to become the Masked Crusader and fight Criminals. 

In order to keep his identity hidden, he maintained two completely opposite personas. So much so, that in Batman Begins, his crush, Rachel, tells him: ”This is your Mask. Your real face is the one that criminals now fear. The man I loved. The Man who vanished. He never came back at all.”

3. Tony Stark (Iron Man): $100 Billion

Iron Man comic poster richest comic characters
Iron Man comic poster By Marvel Comics

It’s unlikely for anybody to not have known or heard about Iron Man. Especially after the record breaking success of the last Marvel Movie in the infinity saga series: The Avengers Endgame. 

In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, (MCU) Tony Stark’s story starts with him demonstrating the Jericho Missile. After the demonstration, while returning back to the camp, his convoy gets attacked by a terrorist group with his own weapons. Then he gets kidnapped by the terrorists and is asked to build the Jericho Missile for them. But, instead he builds an Iron Suit to escape from the caves.

After reaching home, Tony starts building improved versions of the suit with combat and long range flight capability. He uses his suit of armour to fight evil, but later also faces aliens, gods and beings from other dimensions.

Stark also funds The Avengers with his money and provides them his own Buildings, Technology, and facilities. 

In the MCU, Stark Industries is the chief weapons contractor for the US government. So, that’s where the majority of his money comes from, and the reason he could afford such an expensive hobby.

2. T’Challa (Black Panther): $100.7 Trillion

Black Panther Movie Poster Richest Comic Book characters
Black Panther Movie Poster By Marvel Entertainment

T’Challa aka Black Panther is the king of African Nation Wakanda. As his name suggests, the Wakanda King’s armour is a black suit made of vibranium. Equipped with shiny lethal knuckles along with advanced Wakandaian technology, his armour is quite powerful. 

Being a king gives T’Challa unmatched influence, powers and full control over the Wakandian Resources. Majority of his wealth comes from vast amounts of vibranium reserves found only in his kingdom.

In case you’re unaware, vibranium is the strongest metal humanity has ever seen (in the MCU), and merely a gram of the metal costs about $10,000.

With 10,000 tons of Vibranium in Wakandaian reserves, the wealth of Black Panther from the reserves alone is about $100 Trillion. His aggregate net worth is estimated at $100.7 Trillion.

1. Arthur Curry (Aquaman) / Namor McKenzie: $900 Trillion

Arthur Curry is the son of Thomas Curry, a lighthouse keeper and Atlanna, the Queen of Atlantis. According to the queen, their son Arthur was key to unite the people from the two worlds. 

As a child, Arthur would listen to his mother recite stories about king Atlan and his Trident. A weapon that gave the King, command and Mastery over the seven seas. 

Arthur later attempts and succeeds in getting the weapon to bring peace amongst the people and save the surface from destruction at the hands of his younger brother, Orm. 

Since his childhood, Arthur could talk to the fishes and command bigger sea creatures. Now with King Atlan’s trident in his hands, he has full control over 70% of earth’s surface. That gives him unparalleled power and wealth.

Coming to our topic about Arthur’s net worth, many of the unexplored oil reserves lie in the seas & the oceans. Same is true for gold and other precious metals. 

Then, if we are to compare his Ocean Mastery to Wakandaian Vibranium reserves, we can’t ignore the fact that there’s 20 Million Tonnes of gold dissolved in Ocean waters. 

At current gold prices of $65,000 per KG, Aquaman’s gold stash would be worth $1,300 Trillion. Even if he has to spend $500 Trillion extracting the gold, Arthur would still have $800 Trillion worth of Gold. 

Now, Namor is Marvel’s answer to DC’s Aquaman and although not as famous, his similarities to Aquaman means he’s at par in terms of wealth & power.

According to our estimates, the net worth of both Arthur Curry (Aquaman) & Namor is around $900 Trillion making them the richest comic book characters of all time.

Summary:

Here’s a quick recap of the 20 richest comic book characters of all time:

1. Arthur Curry (Aquaman) / Namor McKenzie: $900 Trillion

2. T’Challa (Black Panther): $100.7 Trillion

3. Tony Stark (Iron Man): $100 Billion

4. Bruce Wayne (Batman): $80 Billion

5. Lex Luthor: $75 Billion

6. Scrooge McDuck: $65 Billion

7. Victor Von Doom (Dr. Doom): $35 Billion

8. Wilson Fisk (Kingpin): $30 Billion

9. Richie Rich: $9 Billion

10. Adrian Veidt (Ozymandias): $7 Billion

11. Oliver Queen (Green Arrow): $7 Billion

12. Angel: $5 Billion

13. Blue Beetle: $5 Billion

14. Danny Rand: $5 Billion

15. Mr. Fantastic: $5 Billion

16. NightHawk: $5 Billion

17. Norman Osborn: $5 Billion

18. Charles Xavier (Professor X): $3.5 Billion

19. Emma Frost: $3 Billion

20. Silver Sable: $2.1 Billion

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