How many suits does Tony Stark have

How much money did Tony Stark spend as Iron Man in the MCU?

By Michileen Martin / .6. August 2019, 12:01 p.m. EDT

In the lifetime of the MCUTony Stark felt the weight of the world on his shoulders. Once Loki and his ruthless army from Chitauri arrive in the 2012savengerThe once carefree playboy sees his genius and vast resources as the best defense against the next alien threat. Opinions about 2013 differIron man 3but if nothing else, the film did a wonderful job proving that Stark's mind and character are as much to do - between fighting two Extremis-run idiots in no suit and infiltrating Aldrich Killian's mansion with nothing but that what he bought at Home Depot with him as a hero as his suits.

That said, being Iron Man doesn't come cheap - and it seems unlikely that Stark could be Iron Man without his billions, let alone who would fund the Avengers. Since the 2008 releaseIronman, Several writers, tech experts, and finance professionals have worked hard to find out how much money Tony Stark spent as Iron Man. Read on to find out the surprising sums they have put together.

In 2010, you could be Iron Man for $ 100 million

In 2010 - the same year Ironman 2was published - io9Annalee Newitz wanted to know if the various components that make up Iron Man's suit were either there or under development and, if so, what they cost. The number it came to is surprisingly low. The total for all parts was around $ 100 million, as Newitz pointed out, $ 12 million less than the cost of an F-35 fighter. You probably wouldn't find them in a big store, but hypothetically, it wouldn't be out of the reach of the U.S. military.

The story is a decade old. Why aren't there fleets of Iron Man suits already? Well, probably because of some missing parts of the story. First, Newitz comes to the character with just five components of the hypothetical suit - a helmet-mounted display, an exoskeleton, a portable nuclear power source, a jetpack, and portable computers. There is no mention of weapons that are vital to Iron Man. There are a lot of other missing suit features like Tony's, um ... waste filter system.

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Second, even if the list is exhaustive, the story lacks one critical component: the research and development that is required to make all of these different technical pieces work together in one suit. You can buy a car and you can buy an airplane, but that doesn't mean you know how much it will cost to build a flying car.

In 2012, Iron Man made Batman jealous

A few months after the 2012 release ofAvenger, (via Collider) designed an infographic that caught on on the internet and gave the cost of Iron Man a much higher price than io9Quote. The location estimated the cost of living as both Tony Stark and Iron Man would be well over 15 times higher and would be $ 1.6 billion.

Unlike the 2010 story, the infographic took into account things like the anti-personnel weapons on the suit's shoulders ($ 400,000 each), the rocket launchers on the wrists ($ 1.5 million), and the development of the program for artificial intelligence called JARVIS ($ 10 million). Tony's Mark 7 suit debuts at the end of avengerIn this infographic, the total cost of all suits combined at the time has been estimated at $ 1.5 billion.

The page also went beyond the suit and looked at Tony's lifestyle. They valued his mansion at $ 25 million and his posh car collection at $ 3.4 million. While most of that $ 1.6 billion goes towards the suits, it's good to know he's giving himself a modest amount of cash just to have a little fun. (via Mashable) also put together a similar infographic for Batman that estimates the cost of the Dark Knight at $ 682 million. Either Bruce Wayne can spend a lot better than Tony, or Wayne Enterprises has to sell more of ... whatever they sell.

In a single year, being Iron Man got a lot more expensive

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A little less than a year after released its infographic that put the cost of Iron Man at $ 1.6 billion, the same website released a new estimate (via Mashable) of $ 10 billion.

Of course, if you've seenIron man 3then the increase is not a mystery. By 2013, Stark's collection of suits increases from seven to 42, adding $ 7 billion to that estimate, and honestly, that's probably a little low. Your infographic only counts seven of Tony's 35 new suits (along with the mistaken count of the Iron Patriot suit, which was owned by the United States government at the time). Iron man 3The final battle and Tony's 'House Party' log show clearlypathmore than seven new suits. So if seven suits cost $ 7 billion, you can probably add around $ 30 billion to the total. And whatever that sum is? Well, that's what Tony, with a romantic gesture, accuses Pepper of ordering the surviving suits to self-destruct ... only to have new suits readyAvangers: Age of Ultron.

Forget the suit, Iron Man's crib would break the bank

The real estate blog was published in December 2013 Movoto decided to find out what it would cost to live as Tony Stark for a year. Not how to be Iron Man, just the annual cost of living for Tony Stark's Malibu mansion, which sits at the bottom of the oceanIron man 3. Illustrating how they got the number in an infographic,MovotoEstimated Stark's annual price for life at $ 10 million.

MovotoThe numbers are staggering when correct. The infographic tells us that Tony's annual property tax would be just under $ 1 million, security would cost around $ 550,000 (which becomes debatable when you invite terrorists into your home on TV), and that paying for its internet would be in the range of $ 1.8 million per person a year.

To be fair, we could have problems with a large fraction of that number.MovotoTony's infographic puts Tony's annual mortgage at $ 5.5 million. Real estate experts would certainly know better how much a mortgage would cost, but while none of theIronmanMovies get this specifically through his spending practices, it seems doubtful Tony Stark has a mortgage. It seems a lot more characterful that Tony would have hired an architect himself (or let Pepper do it for him), built the house, and paid for it all at once.

Tony was able to trade six suits for a new Stark Tower

Much of the research into Tony Stark's hypothetical cost forgets that Iron Man isn't the only superhero Stark fund. He is also the benefactor of the team he is helping to set up. From the end ofavenger - If the only remaining letter on the Stark Tower is the A for Avengers - Stark Tower is the Avengers Tower. In addition to being a technologically advanced skyscraper, the building is located in prime real estate on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. In May 2013, Go Bank Rates estimated it would cost Stark $ 600 million to build what Steve Rogers called "that big, ugly building."

While the $ 600 million is a large number, there are probably a few things missing. It might cost $ 600 million to buy the land and build the thing, but what about the property tax? Utilities? Insurance rates have to be insane. Until Stark sold the building in the 2017sSpider-Man: Homecoming,The tower has been attacked by gods, alien warriors, and sentient robots. Hell just allowSome guy there who can transform into a giant green monster that can potentially destroy the entire building must wreak havoc with your rewards.

One of Tony Stark's satellites could cost up to $ 400 million to launch

There's one big item that almost everyone forgets when assessing Tony's expenses - Veronica, a.k.a. the Hulkbuster suit.

In particular, there is the method of delivery of the Hulkbuster suit. When Tony activated Veronica in 2015 Avangers: Age of UltronWe learn that he does not keep the armor in the Stark Tower or on any compound in upstate New York. The Hulkbuster armor is in orbit waiting to be deployed by a satellite. That means that in addition to developing and building the suit, Veronica needed to be hooked up to a satellite that needed to be put into orbit.

While we can't tell you how much it would cost Tony to build the Hulkbuster armor, we do know that launching a satellite would meanwhile cost him $ 50 million and $ 400 million all on its own. While we don't work for NASA, our guess is that - considering the satellite needs the added ability to bring Veronica back to Earth in the short term - Veronica's cost would be closer to the high end of that estimate.

In 2017, Tony Stark received a lower estimate

2017 - the same year Tony appeared as Peter Parker's father figure Spider-Man: Homecoming - The billionaire has good news from a recent estimate of his spending needs. According to a video from Coinage, Time Inc.'s personal finance video company, Iron Man would cost $ 8.4 billion annually - a decrease of $ 1.6 billion from's 2013 estimate of $ 10 billion.

Coinage's explanation is nowhere near as comprehensive as it breaks down exactly how they came up with this number. So it's strange how that $ 1.6 billion disappeared. In fact, at least one issue - Tony's mansion - gets a lothigherCoinage number. put the mansion at $ 25 million while Coinage put it at a staggering $ 117.2 million.

It's also noteworthy that Coinage must be missing more than any other estimate we've looked at, considering it came out later than the others. For example, may be awarded if estimates for the New York Avengers upstate terrain or any of the suits Tony made for Spider-Man have not been included since their estimates were compiled in 2013 - two years before we got the Avengers would see compound at the end ofAge of ultronand three years before Tony makes his new Spidey suit for PeterCaptain America: Civil War. Maybe the coinage people need to watch more movies?

Tony Stark was able to fight the Hulk at a convention for only $ 60,000

As mentioned earlier, no tech or financial expert has gone through the trouble of making an educated estimate of the cost of the Hulkbuster Iron Man suit, but at least one person can tell us how much it costs to make an incredible facsimile.

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In 2015, the year Tony and the Hulk's battle destroyed half of Johannesburg, Thomas DePetrillo spent $ 60,000 to make a 10 foot Hulkbuster Iron Man suit, which he presented at this year's New York Comic-Con demonstrated. DePetrillo said the suit weighs 100 pounds, takes two people to help it get dressed, and is "about 12 feet wide, tip to arm."

We don't think DePetrillo or anyone else should be looking for green monsters to fight in the suit, but it's still an amazing feat. TheInside EditionThe video of DePetrillo walking across Times Square in a suit shows how impressive he is and how much the 10 foot suit makes the horses nervous for the mounted units of the NYPD.

And there's so much we can't even count

As comprehensive as the analysis of Tony Stark's cost is, there is onequantityis missing.

For example, nobody knows the cost of the Avengers property in New York state, which is being demolished at the end of the yearAvengers: Endgame.We don't know the cost of the Spider-Man suits Tony makes, the Hulkbuster suit, most of the 42 suits he's madeIron man 3or the automated arms that pull the armor off. We don't know whatAge of ultronAt Iron Legion's cost, the new nano-fiber suit Tony debuts Infinity waror the time machine inEndgame.

Then there are staff costs. Tony has to pay for all of the food and other amenities made available to the Avengers on their property, not to mention he presumably pays them their salaries. He's got quinjets and helicopters, he's got multiple satellites, he's buying a giant stuffed rabbit for PepperIron man 3and he also has to pay for the guy's phone that he crashes after threatening the mandarin.

Then there is maintenance. Remember, when you buy a car, the cost of the car is not your only expense. There's insurance, fuel, oil changes, new tires, and other maintenance. They think Tony can build one of these insanely advanced Iron Man suits, as wellNotdeal with tuning-ups? Every high tech thing Tony invents is an ongoing investment. So it's lucky that it is usually destroyed after just a few uses.