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    Default From Millionaire to Billionaire?

    In the original Golden Age stories, Bruce Wayne is referred to as a "millionaire playboy." In recent comics, it seems his wealth has grown exponentially into the billions.

    When was the first time Bruce was referred to as a Billionaire with a B?

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    Inflation. In the 40s and 50s millions sufficed to explain his tech and equitment. Plus the social standing of millionares was higher because there weren;t many people richer. Now the tech is far more advanced, the dollar doesn't go anywhere near as far, and to be the biggest playboy with huge influence in a major metropilitan city millions doesn't quite cut it anymore.

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    We wouldn't want to give all the real-life millionaires the illusion that they can become Batman.

    Billionaires, though, should really give it a go...
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    The reasons behind the change are obvious. I'd just like to know when it happened.

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    Some time in the late 90s. Before then Denny O'Neill said Bruce was about as rich as Roy Disney who was worth about $800 million at the time.
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    Yeah, I think it was in the 90s, too.


    (These days, I think Bruce Wayne should be a multi-billionaire, but the (undisclosed) combined assets of Batman, Inc etc should be over a trillion...without including the rich folk (I'm of the view that Bruce has probably reverse-engineered quite a bit of tech over the years but had them patented under other identities (some coming under the WayneTech umbrella) and so has a number of (reclusive) 'multi-billionaire' identities tucked away)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Namtab View Post
    We wouldn't want to give all the real-life millionaires the illusion that they can become Batman.

    Billionaires, though, should really give it a go...
    So what your saying is Bill Gates should become Batman. That would be interesting to watch.

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    They did make a small joke about the millionaire/billionaire thing in the opening credits of Batman: Arkham Asylum, where Vicky Vale calls Bruce a millionaire only to be corrected by Bruces passing by, making it sound like it was just a fashion statement.

    "Billionaire. Millionaire is so last year."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outside_85 View Post
    They did make a small joke about the millionaire/billionaire thing in the opening credits of Batman: Arkham Asylum, where Vicky Vale calls Bruce a millionaire only to be corrected by Bruces passing by, making it sound like it was just a fashion statement.

    "Billionaire. Millionaire is so last year."
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    Quote Originally Posted by white_wolf View Post
    So what your saying is Bill Gates should become Batman. That would be interesting to watch.
    Would that not be re-boot man?

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