Films are the fulfilment of our fantasies, and virtually everyone’s fantasy is to be super rich. After all, how else does Iron Man afford all his suits (and planes and buildings)? But it’s not enough to be rich. You have to be the richest man in that movie’s universe, otherwise every Tom, Dick and Harry would be able to buy a suit of armour that flies and shoots lasers, or have bat-themed cars, planes and gadgets.

Just for context, the richest man in our world is Bill Gates, with a net worth of $75 billion in 2016. Do you think movie billionaires would be wealthier than him? (FYI, currencies are all in USD). Here’s what we found out.

5. Batman, estimated net worth of $9.2 billion (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)

Diana Prince/Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) dances with Bruce Wayne/Batman (Ben Affleck) in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Credit: Golden Village Pictures

Diana Prince/Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) dances with Bruce Wayne/Batman (Ben Affleck) in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Credit: Golden Village Pictures

Coming in at number five is Bruce Wayne, otherwise known as frowny Ben Affleck Batman. It’s pretty obvious that he’d be on the list, since his Batgear is pretty expensive (try buying a razor sharp Batarang yourself and see how many you can afford without going broke). Fortunately, his civilian identity as billionaire Bruce allows him to meet other equally rich supercharacters like Wonder Woman and Lex Luthor. So besides funding his exploits, his wealth benefits him socially.

4. Iron Man, estimated net worth of $12.4 billion (Captain America: Civil War)

Captain America (Chris Evans) vs Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) in Captain America: Civil War. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Captain America (Chris Evans) vs Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) in Captain America: Civil War. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Remember how Iron Man blew up all his suits (there were 40 over of them) in Iron Man 3? That’s as good as throwing away billions of dollars on a whim. So it would make sense that he’d be among the richest characters in film, since you’ve got to have wads of dough if you’re going to be creating expensive suits and destroying them. And his suit gets wrecked in every film, so that’s even more money down the drain.

No seriously, each suit is probably worth more money than you could earn in 10 lifetimes. If we could just steal one of the suits that he casually tosses aside, we’d be millionaires.

3. Dr Evil, estimated net worth of $15.9 billion (Austin Powers series)

Dr Evil (Mike Myers) in the Austin Powers series. Credit: Movie Fanatic

Dr Evil (Mike Myers) in the Austin Powers series. Credit: Movie Fanatic

 

Dr Evil has a base on the Moon, if you remember, and that’s got to cost more than Iron Man’s suits. The transport costs alone have to be astronomical – all those people need to eat and drink something. What’s worse is how they’re going to get rid of all the human waste that will inevitably be formed. Luckily Dr Evil is, you know, evil, so he doesn’t have to adhere to business ethics when he’s earning his evil dollars.

2. Scrooge McDuck, estimated net worth of $65.4 billion (Ducktales: Treasure of the Lost Lamp)

Uncle Scrooge (Alan Young) in Ducktales: Treasure of the Lost Lamp. Credit: cornel101

Uncle Scrooge (Alan Young) in Ducktales: Treasure of the Lost Lamp. Credit: cornel101

But few people can beat Uncle Scrooge when it comes the sheer volume of cash that he has. He’s got so much money that he swims in it for fun, and keeps it all stored in a giant Money Bin. Out of all these characters, only Uncle Scrooge is consistently referred to as the richest man (duck) in the world. Real-life Bill Gates still edges out Uncle Scrooge though.

1. Gild Tesoro, estimated net worth of $16 trillion (One Piece Film: Gold)

Gild Tesoro (Kazuhiro Yamaji) in One Piece Film: Gold. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Gild Tesoro (Kazuhiro Yamaji) in One Piece Film: Gold. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Gild Tesoro tops the list thanks to the fact that his wealth is not described in absolute terms, but as a percentage – he owns 20% of the world’s wealth in the world of One Piece. Our world is estimated to be worth $80.9 trillion, so by our world standards, he has $16 trillion. He completely outclasses Bill Gates! Since he can manipulate gold and even turn people’s skin to gold, that makes sense. He’s effectively got the Midas Touch.

One Piece Film: Gold. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

One Piece Film: Gold. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

But the love of money is root of all evil, and wealth isn’t enough to satisfy Gild Tesoro anymore. In One Piece Film: Gold, he clashes with Luffy and friends, using his powers to capture them in golden tentacles and slowly turn their skin to gold. Will the Straw Hat Pirates be able to stop Gild Tesoro’s mad ambition? Or will this be the final One Piece film we will ever see?

Catch One Piece Film: Gold to find out just how they manage to stop Gild Tesoro’s dastardly plot!

 

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