If Mario Were A Plumber, Ryu A Martial Arts Master And More: Highest Earning Game Characters | Games | Entertainment

If Mario Were A Plumber, Ryu A Martial Arts Master And More: Highest Earning Game Characters |  Games |  Entertainment

If you’ve ever wondered who would top the rich list of video game characters in real life, you’re in luck. A new study by an online gaming company alone has explored which video game icons would make the most money if their virtual profession were real, as well as who would make the least.

Top of the rich list is Borderlands’ Handsome Jack, with estimated earnings of £333,043 as CEO. Special Forces soldier Solid Snake is next with earnings of over £100,000, followed by Resident Evil virologist Albert Wesker.

The study uses data from salary comparison sites as well as publicly available pay bands to find an average annual salary for more than 50 video game characters.

Call of Duty’s Alex Mason, Max Payne, and LA Noire detective Cole Phelps are other big earners, along with Half Life’s Gordon Freeman and Splinter Cell’s Sam Fisher.

Listed as a Japanese security guard, Pac-Man leads the list of lowest earners, with an estimated median income of £15,916.

Martial arts instructor Ryu is also among the lowest earners, taking home an average of £21,713.

You can see the full lists of the highest and lowest earners below…

The 20 video game characters with the highest income…

1. Handsome Jack (Borderlands 2) – CEO – £333,043

2. Solid Snake (Metal Gear Solid) – Special Forces Soldier – £107,517

3. Albert Wesker (Resident Evil) – Virologist – £90,519

4. Alex Mason (Call of Duty) – CIA Agent – £82,317

5. Max Payne (Max Payne) – NYPD Detective – £75,922

6. Cole Phelps (LA Noire) – Los Angeles Police Detective – £71,846

7. Gordon Freeman (Half-Life) – Research Associate Scientist – £70,145

8. Arthur Morgan (Red Dead Redemption 2) – Bounty Hunter – £69,750

9. Mortimer Goth (The Sims) – Scientist – £69,076

10. Isaac Clarke (Dead Space) – Engineer – £64,859

11. Duke Nukem (Duke Nukem) – CIA Special Agent – £62,837

12. CJ Johnson (Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas) – Entrepreneur – £59,626

13. Bella Goth (The Sims) – Intelligence Researcher – £58,363

14. Michael De Santa (Grand Theft Auto V) – Film Producer – £54,563

15. Leon S Kennedy (Resident Evil) – Police Officer – £54,113

16. Homer Simpson (Simpson’s Hit and Run) – Nuclear Technician – £53,629

17. Master Chief (Halo) – Master Chief Petty Officer – £53,491

18. Doom Slayer (Doom) – Marine Gunnery Sergeant Major – £53,490

19. Sam Fisher (Splinter Cell) – Navy Seal – £48,729

20. Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine (Resident Evil) – SWAT Team Member (£48,158)

The 20 Video Game Characters Who Earn The Least…

1. Pac-Man (Pac-Man) – Security Guard – £15,916

2. Link (The Legend of Zelda) – Knight – £19,661

3. Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy) – Private First Class – £19,964

4. Desmond Miles (Assassin’s Creed) – Bartender – £21,408

5. Ryu (Street Fighter) – Martial Arts Instructor – £21,723

6. Marcus Fenix ​​(Gears of War) – Army Sergeant – £24,119

7. Don Lothario (The Sims) – Medical Intern – £24,784

8. Geralt of Rivia (The Witcher) – Pest Controller – £24,906

9. Niko Bellic – (Grand Theft Auto IV) – Taxi Driver – £25,521

10. Lightning (Final Fantasy) – Security Guard – £29,084

11. Crash Bandicoot – (Crash Bandicoot) – Bodyguard – £29,670

12. John Marston – (Red Dead Redemption) – Rancher – £32,770

13. Mario – (Super Mario Bros) – Plumber – £32,895

14. Tom Nook (Animal Crossing) – Real Estate Agent – £33,812

15. Isabelle – (Animal Crossing) – Secretary – £34,071

16. Freddy Fazbear – (Five Nights at Freddy’s) – Pet – £35,078

17. Captain John ‘Soap’ MacTavish – (Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare) – Army Sergeant – £35,953

18. Booker DeWitt (Bioshock Infinite) – Private Investigator – £36,000

19. Spyro (Spyro the Dragon) – Jewelery Box – £36,516

20. Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog) – Professional Athlete – £36,592

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