A Study detailing how much gaming characters earn wild results
Although I never thought about the potential income that video game characters could make from their in-game jobs, now I am hooked. Mario provided plumbing services for more than 40 years while Homer Simpson, as dumb as he might seem, held down a job as a nuclear technician. What do they make?
Online gaming platform Solitaire has just completed an incredible study on how much gaming characters could earn in real life.
Borderlands 2‘s Handsome Jack takes home the highest-earning video game character. Title This is not surprising, considering he’s a corporate CEO. Following him is Metal Gear Solid, which would make PS107,517 an elite soldier and Reside Evil‘s Albert Wesker, whose job would be as a virologist, earning him PS90,519. Only two of the top 20 highest-earning women are listed.
Poor Pac-Man, who works as a security guard in Japan at PS15.916, is on the other end of the salary scale. The Legend of Zelda‘s Link is below that and earns PS19,661 to be a knight.
While some salaries are sensible, others can be wildly absurd. Tomb Raider Lara Croft, an archaeologist, reportedly makes PS41.998. But let’s not forget daddy’s inheritance. Croft Manor is sure to have some high-priced bills. According to the study Animal Crossing’ Tom Nook earns PS33,812 as an agent in real estate. However, if you look at how much he charges for extensions and bridges, Tom Nook may be either out-earning Handsome Jack or embezzling company funds.
There’s so much to take in. Did you know that Spyro is also a jeweller? Let me leave you with the thought that Mario earns PS32.895 per year for his plumbing services.