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.

  • Anastasia February 29, 2012 at 2:56 am

    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!

  • Bibliotropic February 29, 2012 at 7:48 am

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

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