The richest Marvel characters get their wealth through various means. While some get their money through their side jobs, others got theirs via inheritance, inventions, or running a small country.
By the way, the characters in this article are based on the richest Marvel characters, both superheroes, and villains in the Marvel universe.
Even though the characters in the Marvel cinematic universe and Marvel comics are identical, some characters in the comics had yet to be introduced into the cinematic universe when this article was written.
Hence, the list of richest Marvel characters focuses on the cinematic universe. Listed are the ten richest Marvel characters in the cinematic universe.
Table of Contents
- 1. Black Panther
- 2. Namor
- 3. Doctor Doom
- 4. Iron Man
- 5. Wilson Fisk
- 6. Reed Richards
- 7. Emma Frost
- 8. Norman Osborn
- 9. Professor X
- 10. Moon Knight
1. Black Panther
Black Panther is one of the richest Marvel characters, T’Challa, whose superhero name is Black Panther. He is the leader and King of Wakanda.
Wakanda is the richest and most technologically advanced country in the world. So, as the leader, T’Challa has access to both technological advancements and vibranium, thus, making him very wealthy.
According to Marvel, vibranium is worth $10,000 per gram, and Wakanda has an abundance of it. The maths is not that difficult.
T’Challa is worth billions of dollars. It is estimated that he has a net worth of $500 billion. Besides, his wealth is evident when he erected multiple buildings in the US using his money.
Namor, just like T’Challa is a leader, is the ruler of the oceans and Prince of Atlantis in the Marvel Universe. He is the Aquaman (DC Comics) of the Marvel Universe.
Besides, history has told us that modern society has lost many treasures in the oceans. These treasures are worth millions, if not billions, of dollars. So, as the ruler of the seas, he has access to all these treasures.
However, that is not the only source of Namor’s wealth. He is the owner of Oracle Inc. in the US. Even though he cares little about the surface world, he knows his wealth will help maintain his status in the world, thus establishing the corporation.
Additionally, it is estimated that Namor is worth $300 billion, putting him on the list of the richest Marvel characters.
3. Doctor Doom
Doctor Doom is a super-villain and the monarch of the sovereign nation of Latveria. Although Doctor Doom is a villain, his people love him since he is a good ruler and makes sure no one goes hungry in his kingdom.
Besides, apart from owning all the assets in his country, Doctor Doom has many patent rights in several electronic gadgets he has invented over the years, making him one of the richest Marvel characters.
Additionally, he has an estimated net worth of $100 billion.
4. Iron Man
We are pretty sure you were shocked that Iron Man, Tony Stark, is not the first on the list. When people hear of the most decadent Marvel character, they immediately think of Tony.
Although Tony is not the richest Marvel character, he is on the list. Besides, we know Tony inherited his wealth from his father and managed Stark Enterprises successfully.
Although Stark Enterprises was initially a weapons developer, Tony became a conscience and led the company to use technology in areas that can help the world instead of destroying it.
Also, Tony is one of the most innovative minds in the Marvel universe, so he comes up with several new inventions, which he patents and increases his wealth.
Even though Tony is not a country’s ruler, he is wealthy and has an estimated net worth of $80 billion.
5. Wilson Fisk
Wilson Fisk is also known as the Kingpin of Crime in the Marvel universe. Thus, it is easy to guess how he got his wealth.
Unlike the other Marvel Characters on this list before Wilson, Wilson Fisk did not inherit any money or ruler of any country.
Wilson got his money the old-fashioned way, through extortion, gambling, petty crime, gun-running, and his spice trader’s legitimate enterprise.
He rose from grass to grace, and just like Doctor Doom, he is a villain. With a name like “Kingpin,” you can rightly guess that Wilson is feared in the underworld in the Marvel universe.
Also, he has an estimated net worth of $40 billion.
6. Reed Richards
Reed is one of the richest Marvel characters. He is part of the fantastic four and could be called the team’s leader.
Besides, Reed is one of the most innovative minds in the Marvel universe, so it is not a surprise that he is on the list of richest Marvel characters.
Additionally, Reed got his wealth due to the patent rights on several of his groundbreaking devices. Additionally, Reed has an estimated net worth of $12 billion.
7. Emma Frost
Emma is one of the richest Marvel characters, and similar to Tony, she inherited her fortune as the heir to Frost’s fortune. Moreover, she widely invested in various companies in the world over the years.
Additionally, Emma has the power to turn herself into a diamond. It means she is physically precious. Imagine how much a human-sized diamond could cost. Anyways, her net worth as an individual (excluding her ability to turn into a diamond) is approximately $11 billion.
8. Norman Osborn
Norman is also the psychotic Green Goblin and is one of the richest Marvel characters. Besides, Noman got his wealth the same way Tony did.
He inherited it from his father, Amberson Osborn, an industrialist.
So, Norman managed Oscorp and made the company very successful across the globe. Even though the Green Goblin was defeated and seemed like he had lost everything, he did not.
Norman is brilliant, so he hid several of his assets and money in places where the US government could not find them.
Additionally, Norman has an estimated net worth of $10 billion.
9. Professor X
Professor X, Charles Xavier of the X-Men, is one of the richest Marvel characters as he was born into a very wealthy family, and he inherited his family’s money.
Besides, Charles sponsored all the X-Men’s equipment over the years, including their tools, weapons, vehicles, and gizmos.
This shows he is very wealthy. Also, his money enabled him to get the massive mansion in an affluent suburb which he uses as the Xavier Institute.
Additionally, Charles made investments with his money, and as a psychic, one can rightly guess that he made sure all the investments he made were profitable.
Lastly, Charles is estimated to have a net worth of $3.5 billion.
10. Moon Knight
Moon Knight is the last character on this list of the richest Marvel characters. Some call Moon Knight the Bruce Wayne (Bat-Man, DC Comics) of the Marvel universe.
Although Moon Knight and Bruce are very different characters, they both have the secret identities of a wealthy playboy.
Also, people see Moon Knight as the Batman of the Marvel universe because they both use gadgets, weapons, and vehicles they buy to fight crime.
Moreover, Moon Knight made his wealth through the wise investment he made with his money as a boxer and mercenary.
Furthermore, Moon Knight can afford the expensive, top-notch vehicles, weapons, and gadgets he uses to fight crime, showing how wealthy he is. He has an estimated net worth of $2.3 billion.
In conclusion, these are some of the richest Marvel characters in the Marvel universe. We are sure some will come as a surprise to you, as most people expected Tony and Charles to be the only uber-wealthy Marvel characters.
Besides, the Marvel universe is still adding textures to their world, so we might end up seeing richer Marvel characters in years to come.