#1 Posted by batmanary (790 posts) - - Show Bio

Who is richer? Who's company is bigger?

#2 Posted by Deranged Midget (17962 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm pretty sure Wayne Enterprises could buy out LexCorp many times over.

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#3 Posted by batmanary (790 posts) - - Show Bio
@Deranged Midget said:
" I'm pretty sure Wayne Enterprises could buy out LexCorp many times over. "
I don't know... don't you think Bruce would have tried that already if it was that simple?
#4 Posted by Mercy_ (91871 posts) - - Show Bio

Not a battle and I'm pretty sure that this has been done before. 

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#5 Posted by batmanary (790 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Dark Huntress said:
" Not a battle and I'm pretty sure that this has been done before.  "
Seriously? did not know that.
#6 Posted by cattlebattle (13347 posts) - - Show Bio
@Deranged Midget said:
"I'm pretty sure Wayne Enterprises could buy out LexCorp many times over. "

didn't Lex Luthor rebuild Gotham, Lex also attains money from all sorts of ill gotten gain, don't believe the hype, white collar crime pays!
#7 Posted by Deranged Midget (17962 posts) - - Show Bio

Bruce doesnt really care for his company, thats why he has Lucius running it while he's off as Batman.

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#8 Posted by Band Lone (1774 posts) - - Show Bio

Lex is richer 
 
Lex operates illegal and legal deals is obvious that he would makes twice the money Wayne does.. 
 

#9 Posted by Silver2467 (16387 posts) - - Show Bio
@Band Lone said:
" Lex is richer   Lex operates illegal and legal deals is obvious that he would makes twice the money Wayne does..    "
#10 Edited by Hellos (8832 posts) - - Show Bio

What happens if illegal work is slow for Lex?  
It's a tough economy, super villians aren't going to be able to by that extra henchman a plasma tetrion gun he needs.
#11 Edited by difficlus (10632 posts) - - Show Bio
@Silver2467 said:

" @Band Lone said:

" Lex is richer   Lex operates illegal and legal deals is obvious that he would makes twice the money Wayne does..    "

@Hellos said:
" What happens if illegal work is slow for Lex?  It's a tough economy, super villians aren't going to be able to by that extra henchman a plasma tetrion gun he needs. "
recession or not crime always pays...
#12 Edited by Reactor (2649 posts) - - Show Bio

Actually, it has already been confirmed in an issue of Batman/Superman that Bruce's wealth exceeded Lex's.
 
EDIT: It was Superman/Batman #6 (The Public Enemies/President Luthor arc).

#13 Edited by beatboks1 (7518 posts) - - Show Bio
@batmanary said:

" @Deranged Midget said:

" I'm pretty sure Wayne Enterprises could buy out LexCorp many times over. "
I don't know... don't you think Bruce would have tried that already if it was that simple? "
That would require Lex being willing to sell since he always maintains a controlling interest
 
@Band Lone said:

" Lex is richer   Lex operates illegal and legal deals is obvious that he would makes twice the money Wayne does..    "


I'm pretty sure I've seen in a Batman Superman crossover how Lex was p!$$3d that he was unable to Match Bruce Wayne's bid on three previous occasions (after having lost to him yet again) and expressing so to Bruce at a socialite function with some vain threat that he might have to acquire Wayne Enterprises. Bruce's response was the customary yawn and or I might just buy every one of your suppliers for every industry and close the doors to you. Lex soon pulled his head in.
 
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@Reactor said:
" Actually, it has already been confirmed in an issue of Batman/Superman that Bruce's wealth exceeded Lex's.  EDIT: It was Superman/Batman #6 (The Public Enemies/President Luthor arc). "

Maybe I should just read an entire thread b4 responding half cocked.
#14 Posted by saiyan_earthling (5498 posts) - - Show Bio

Wayne Enterprises

#15 Edited by jasraj (4658 posts) - - Show Bio
@saiyan_earthling said:

"Wayne Enterprises "


This. 
 
And I am pretty sure Bruce bought it once or something, I can't remember, but Bruce is richer.
#16 Posted by DrKellogg (67 posts) - - Show Bio

Bruce is richer in a joint venture between LExcorps and wayne enterprises Bruce had the final say on all sales.

#17 Edited by THEBlaqueBasterd (383 posts) - - Show Bio

theyve been reasonably even for a number of years.. due only to the Wayne enterprises has been around for a LONG  time in terms of real estate, steel & shipping..while L Corps been around for arounnnd 10 15 yrs tops.. (obv alotta that growth is attributed to illegal or unscrupulous revenue streams..but still lol) so to even COMPETE with a company that is (apparently) an American Dynasty stretching back since the turn of the century &equalling in realistic terms to a combination of  Slim Helu, Gates &Buffets companies..(with a little rockerfeller thrown in) is Amazing.
 
In terms of sheer holdings and diversity Wayne is off the charts.. whereas in terms of Rapid growth and tech innovation Luthers co. has a slight edge..but in an atypical new money vs old money ...Waynes old money with new age savvy beats Luthers new money hands down every time

#19 Posted by bo1tactionhero (1 posts) - - Show Bio

According to the Forbes Fictional 15 Lex's net worth is over 10.1 billion dollars whereas Bruce's around 6.5 billion. Also the feats Lex has accomplished with his money are greater an Lex is much smarter than Bruce (not to mention willing to bypass the law) it would make the most sense for Lex to be more rich.

#20 Posted by leonkarlen123 (5518 posts) - - Show Bio

Bruce but Lex deserves more

#21 Edited by XiiX (9435 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not sure who is, but I believe Bruce Wayne has been referenced as having wealth that exceeds Luthor's.

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#22 Posted by Siron01 (17 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought LexCorp was bigger, but I could be wrong...

#23 Posted by brainstorm01 (1492 posts) - - Show Bio

tony stark

#24 Posted by those_eyes (8024 posts) - - Show Bio

tony stark

lol I always crack up when people make comments like this.

#25 Posted by PantyPolice (412 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman actually can easily get tech that far exceeds Luthor. He just typically doesn't need it. That said, he has anti boom tube tech so that enemies can't boom tube into the bat cave, he also has set up anti magick magick spells of his own because villains like 2 face hire magick users to teleport into the bat cave, but Batman always dealt with it. Batman has a nuke, he created brother eye or whatever, and so forth.

Batman has picked up advanced alien tech and used it in combat with 10 minutes worth of spark notes. He's a genius who was like 10 minutes behind catching the secret organization that was not known by anyone known as the Court of the Owls, all while only a kid and giving up because he found a dead end which wasn't really a dead end since the court just before cleaned the place out and Bruce simply was a kid, it was only a game to keep his interest even.

There is a reason that Green Arrow referenced Batman when Deathstroke mass strategist 8-9 justice league members at the same time, saying Deathstroke was like Batman.

Batman doesn't use advanced tech because he doesn't need advanced tech, the guy casually walks between bullets, the guy dodges literal attacks made of light, the guy just reached over and caught kid flash like it was a toy, the guy outruns cars in full batman armor, the guy can throw people through missile proof metal gates, the guy kicks through THICK trees when he was a complete noob to being Batman, and the guy is a strategic genius who has every MO counteracted via rigorous training. So yeah, Batman is smarter than Lex.

Regarding money, at one point Bruce actually bought Lex's company from underneath him.

#26 Edited by Dextersinister (6498 posts) - - Show Bio

Pre-52 Luthors wealth fluctuated wildly, at the start he would have been far wealthier but many of his illegal activities had his company taken from him so he often started from scratch.

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Batman actually can easily get tech that far exceeds Luthor. He just typically doesn't need it. That said, he has anti boom tube tech so that enemies can't boom tube into the bat cave, he also has set up anti magick magick spells of his own because villains like 2 face hire magick users to teleport into the bat cave, but Batman always dealt with it. Batman has a nuke, he created brother eye or whatever, and so forth.

None of these things where invented by Batman and Luthor was gifted new god tech as well except unlike Batman he has some understanding of how it works.

He created brother eye which was merely a satelite, it was supervillains that actually turned it into the A.I. it would become.

Superman can build better tech then Batman let alone Lex.

#27 Posted by Lord44 (1440 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman with prep

#28 Posted by Aeon-Rising (458 posts) - - Show Bio

@lord44 said:

Batman with prep

Wayne Enterprises with prep.

#29 Posted by DarthAznable (8113 posts) - - Show Bio

Probably Luthor. He has more ways of making his dough. Wayne Enterprises is strictly legitimate.

#30 Edited by Russcovito (120 posts) - - Show Bio

From today's issue :

#31 Posted by trinidadsuperman (95 posts) - - Show Bio

I believe Lex Luthor is considering the conditions of metropolis vs gotham, metropolis is a far cleaner and high tech city. And also the fact that superman regularly smashes buildings like its nothing and guess who pays for the repairs? LexCorp so i think its safe to say Luthor is richer even though Wayne Enterprise has been around for a LONG time though

#32 Posted by senglord (1736 posts) - - Show Bio

If you read New 52, the ruling elite in Gotham have admitted to scuttling development out of pure spite. And now they can seize the oldest buildings from one of the allegedly most wealthy people on the planet at a whim.

The short sighted ness of DC writers will only stop when they can no longer afford to keep their best IP. If the current rate of technology change continues, Aol time Warner will fade away, and the market will decide the only Batman vs Superman that really matters.

#33 Posted by Cloakx14 (3964 posts) - - Show Bio

Lex Luthor.

#34 Edited by Saren (25058 posts) - - Show Bio

Lex himself has said Bruce is richer.

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#35 Posted by RustyRoy (13832 posts) - - Show Bio

Bruce.