Although his official occupation is that of a humble plumber, video game icon Mario‘s net worth sits at over $805 billion. The shocking revelation comes from a recent study by website NetCredit that ranks twelve popular video game characters in terms of their accumulated wealth in real-world value.
Before discussing the results in detail, it’s important to go ever the clever methodology used to arrive at such bold conclusions about popular video game characters and their finances. NetCredit first made a list of twelve iconic characters, ranging from Mario to Geralt of Rivia, and added the currency caps of each character’s respective games in which they appear as the main character. An exchange rate in USD was determined for each currency by simply comparing the cost of a real-world item from each game to its real-world value in dollars. For instance, since a grenade launcher costs fifty musical notes in Banjo-Kazooie and $1,000 in real life, one musical note must be roughly $20.
Continue scrolling to keep reading
Click the button below to start this article in quick view.
By multiplying the total sum of currency each character could theoretically accumulate across their respective journeys with each currency’s equivalent dollar value, Barbara Davidson at NetCredit created the Video Game Character Rich List (reported by Goomba Stomp). Topping the list is the most popular video game…