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How Much Would It Cost To Be Batman? And Who Could Afford It? Find Out!

Have you ever fancied yourself as a superhero? Of course you have. We all have. The only problem is a lack of radioactive spider bites, alien superpowers or bazillions of pounds to kit yourself out.

But the latter is arguably the most achievable (it can't be that difficult to win a few EuroMillions on the bounce, can it?).

And the clever clogs at Moneysupermarket.com have put together this awesome infographic including Alfred's wages, the cost of the Bat suit and all of Bruce Wayne's military training!

The grand total is $682,451,350 - which is about £436,632,373.73. Therefore, it would take us about 23,602 years to earn enough moolah to take on the Batman mantle.

But who could afford it? Plently of people, but there's only a handful who we reckon are cool/smart/nimble enough to tackle the likes of Bane and Joker. Here's our top five list of potential Batmen*:

1) Sir Richard Branson: Internet, Transport, Finance - £3.4 Billion
2) Roman Abramovich: Industry, Oil - £9.5 Billion
3) Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell: Music / Transport – £665m
4) Lord Lloyd-Webber: Entertainment – £590m
5) U2: Music – £514m

We already know Bono loves to leap around in black leather and Lord Lloyd-Webber could certainly compose his own Batman theme tune, but McCartney would be a far better Batman than both of them. Maybe he could draft in Ringo as Robin?

Chelsea owner Roman Amramovich already squandered £50m on a useless strike force *cough* Torres *cough*, so we're sure he'll pump something similar into Batman's armoury.

But overall, we reckon the best real-life Batman would be Richard Branson. Firstly, he's British, looks eternally youthful and has his own bloody island! That's a much better place to hide your Bat gear than a cave!

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- Read our review of The Dark Knight Rises here.

How much would it cost to be Batman?

*Stats taken from The Sunday Time's Rich List 2012 and TheRichest.org

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