The Death Star costs HOW much?

Because the folk at have too much time on their hands, we now have a vague idea of how much it would cost to produce the Death Star in our current currency/economy. It’s not cheap.

Oh, and the cost of the steel alone? At 2012 prices, about $852,000,000,000,000,000. Or roughly 13,000 times the world’s GDP.*


And how many Death Stars could we theoretically produce, regardless of cost?

[W]e’ve calculated that from the iron in the earth, you could make just over 2 billion Death Stars.

So, let’s see, $852,000,000,000,000,000 x 2,000,000,000 *pulls out calculator.*

Anyone got $1.69683934 × 1027 sitting around burning a whole in their pocket? If so, I think we could take over the known universe.

3 thoughts on “An Aside | The DEATH STAR cost *how* much?”

  1. Anastasia says:

    The Empire really must’ve had some sort of secret source of income. Aside from blackmailing and extorting and all that, of course. Thanks for the post, this is quite interesting!

  2. Bibliotropic says:

    If nothing else, we can drop really heavy balls on any planet that disagrees with us!

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