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    Default How rich is Bruce Wayne and was does his company do?

    What exactly is Batman's net worth? And just what does his company produce?

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    forbe's list of richest fictional characters

    they list bruce wayne's net worth at 6.5 billion. i've never come across how much he is worth in the actual books, so i'm not really sure how they determine that.

    as for wayne industries, it seems to be a giant multi-national company that does a little bit of everything.
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    For what it's worth, I'd prefer him to be someone who inherited his millions and maybe has to meet with people sometimes to maintain it, but not the household name billionaire he's become. If you're fighting a secret war on crime, becoming a celebrity is hardly the direction to go. Granted, it might make you seem less likely, but the paparazzi should be all over him all the time. In fact, that's probably a very unrealistic thing they are doing in the comics - a good-looking billionaire bachelor who dates supermodels, but TMZ is not parked outside his house 24/7.

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    Besides owning Wayne Enterprises, Bruce owns a lot of real estate too. I can't provide a reference but I remember reading somewhere that he owns about half of the land in Gotham City. I remember a plot point from "Cataclysm" was that the only buildings that survived the earthquake were the Wayne owned ones, because he was the only one with the foresight to quake proof his properties (except Wayne Manor, which he didn't have quake proofed in order to keep the batcave a secret). I think he bought up even more land when the city was rebuilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman Fan 31593 View Post
    Besides owning Wayne Enterprises, Bruce owns a lot of real estate too. I can't provide a reference but I remember reading somewhere that he owns about half of the land in Gotham City. I remember a plot point from "Cataclysm" was that the only buildings that survived the earthquake were the Wayne owned ones, because he was the only one with the foresight to quake proof his properties (except Wayne Manor, which he didn't have quake proofed in order to keep the batcave a secret). I think he bought up even more land when the city was rebuilt.

    Apparently he owns a Japanese Hotel according to Batman INC...
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    Quote Originally Posted by weeks View Post
    forbe's list of richest fictional characters

    they list bruce wayne's net worth at 6.5 billion. i've never come across how much he is worth in the actual books, so i'm not really sure how they determine that.

    as for wayne industries, it seems to be a giant multi-national company that does a little bit of everything.
    He's way richer than 6.5 billion. That's chump change to the really, really rich these days and we've been told (in JLA/Avengers) that the DCU Earth is even bigger than the regular (Marvel) Earth. Bruce is as rich as the story needs him to be. And Wayne Enterprises (like LexCorp) pretty much has its hands in everything from Tech, Aerospace, Medicine, Military, Real Estate, Entertainment, etc.
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    Can he build his own space shuttler or equivalent? If so, he's a trillionaire. :)

    Bruce Wayne's wealth is of such epic proportions it is definitely a super power in its own right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Professor Goldfish View Post
    Can he build his own space shuttler or equivalent? If so, he's a trillionaire. :)

    Bruce Wayne's wealth is of such epic proportions it is definitely a super power in its own right.
    Wait that's Most Excellent SuperBat's power.

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    According to the Batman Encyclopedia(2008):

    ''Under Fox, Wayne Enterprises, also
    known to many as WayneCo (Wayne Corporation),
    enjoyed spectacular growth. In one quarter alone it
    showed a thirty-billion-dollar in crease in revenues.
    (Detective Comics #682, February 1995)
    Among its documented holdings are :
    Wayne Aerospace, which was one of the
    earliest firms that caught Bruce Wayne's
    attention and introduced him to Lucius
    Fox, This firm's line of experimental jets for
    commercial and private use was expanded
    to include military contracts, which brought
    Wayne into competition with Lex Luthor
    for the fir st time. One prototype went
    on to become the first BATPLANE. It s chief
    competitors included Ferris Aircraft and
    LexAir. The division also maintained facilities
    and vehicles at Archie Goodwin International
    Airport in the Little Stockton section of
    great er Gotham.
    Wayne Bio tech was a research and development
    company that explored new medicines
    and medical procedures. It enjoyed synergi
    es with both Wayne Chemical s and Wayne
    Pharmaceuticals in its efforts to provide cost effective world-class health care.
    Wayne Chemicals was the parent division to
    Wayne Fuel Corporation, Wayne Oil, Wayne
    Pharmaceuticals, and Wayne Botanical. One
    of its chief charges was research into alternative
    fuel resources in addition to better oil
    exploration and refining . Wayne Oil acquired
    Luxor Oil, located in the South Darby section
    of the city. Wayne Chemicals also had invested
    in Tyler Chemicals, run by fellow hero
    Rex "Tick Tock" Tyler, the Hourman. (Before
    he bought this firm-back when it was known
    as Bannerman Chemical -Tyler was an employee. Through his work he developed Miraclo.
    which was later subverted into the basic
    building blocks for the drug VENOM.)
    Wayne Electronics built all manner of consumer
    electronics , from radio s to stereo components, digital cameras to high-tech surveillance
    . When Wayne acquired KORDTRONICS, it
    was folded into this division,
    Wayne Entertainment owned and operated
    numerous venues across America , including
    facilities in Gotham and METROPOLIS. The
    division had interest s in all manner of
    consumer media, from cable television to
    book publishing to model agencies. Wayne
    went so far as to buy the Daily Planet,
    ensuring it s freedom and stability.
    Wayne Foods managed ranches across the
    American Midwest while investigating new
    food sources and agricultural methods.
    Wayne Industries was Wayne Enterprises'
    main research and development division. It
    studied and improved on basic industrial manufacturing
    methods. It also controlled several
    pow er-generating utilities around America . A
    division, Wayne Mining, was in Africa, safely
    extracting minerals and gemstones. Much of
    Batman's energy production was drawn from
    these resources.
    Wayne Institute was a think tank for people
    looking ahead to solve the next generation of
    problems confronting humankind .
    Wayne Medical ran hospitals and clinics in
    addition to working with the WAYNEFOUNDATION
    to provide grants , research, and materials to
    other facilities, mainly in Gotham.
    Wayne Research Institute was a catchall R&D
    operation used by Bruce Wayne to study issues
    and technologies that he thought might
    be helpful in his fight against crime.
    Wayne Shipping handled most of t he company's
    global transportation systems, from
    ocean carriers to g round vehicles.
    Wayne Steel was one of the company's
    oldest divisions, providing raw materials for
    construction in Gotham and surrounding
    cities. Its research into various alloys and
    its reverse engineering of alien substances
    greatly enhanced Batman's crime-fighting
    capabilities.
    Wayne Shipbuilding provided customized
    vessels for its sister division to use and also
    allowed Batman state-of-the-art seaworthy
    vehicles.
    WayneYards manufactured heavy-duty larger
    vessels from naval warships to submarines.
    This division enjoys numerous military contracts
    and is a major player in the global maritime industry.
    Wayne Technologies, nicknamed WayneTech,
    did all the research and development work on
    cutting-edge technologies from artificial intelligence
    to satellite technology. Alien objects
    that wound up on Earth frequently found their
    way to WayneTech for study and exploitation.
    When Wayne bought Michael Holt's Holt
    Holdings, Inc., it was folded into WayneTech;
    this division also managed the Wayne Biotech,
    Wayne Pharmaceuticals, Wayne Healthcare,
    and WayneTech landscaping divisions.
    WayneTech made embarrassing headlines
    when it was revealed that the division conducted
    covert espionage early in Batman's career.''

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    A space shuttle would be about a billion or so. The various startups now trying to build a sub-orbital craft are spending hundreds of millions. So Bruce Wayne can be a mega-billionaire and still build a shuttle.

    But I think the bat-plane has spaceflight capability. Wonder how Batman can get a licence and not reveal his identity, though.

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    Really rich, like at a fictional level, and what doesn't his company do

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    i think he has more many then the american economy, not kidding.

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    His company reminds me of GE, its a conglomerate focusing in technology but the real question is what doesn't his company do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Lantern wannabe View Post
    A space shuttle would be about a billion or so. The various startups now trying to build a sub-orbital craft are spending hundreds of millions. So Bruce Wayne can be a mega-billionaire and still build a shuttle.

    But I think the bat-plane has spaceflight capability. Wonder how Batman can get a licence and not reveal his identity, though.
    Doesn't need a license if he builds it himself.

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    He's not Black Glove rich, that's for sure. ;)

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