With ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug‘ a big hit at the box office, everyone wants to get in on the action. However once the movie plays out there isn’t going to be much use for the Kingdom Under the Mountain if Smaug is out of it and the Dwarves end up away on some other quest. So what’s a bunch of dwarves to do? How about sell it?
My favorite thing about the Internet is that people have the time to dedicate to research how much Erebor would cost AND make an infographic about it. I understand that I’m playing into the fact that they use these for advertisements right now but, c’mon, how awesome is it to know roughly what Smaug’s private little mountain escape is worth?
What do you think folks? Is owning Smaug’s Kingdom worth $6,181,783,380 (roughly 8.33% of Bill Gates worth in 2013)? I’d say so! Sadly though the price is based on a treasure not included so you couldn’t plan on using it like Scrooge McDuck in his vault. Damn!
Check out the breakdown below:
The fine folks over at movoto Real Estate have long used calculations to figure out the modern day value of fictional locations from film and video games. This time up they’ve set their sights on Smaug’s Lair and estimated the value to be just over 6 billion, $6,181,920,000 to be exact!
How did they come up with the number? Well it was a mixture of combining the location, size, and comparable properties to figure out the value. The full list of these 3 factors were explained in detail in the image below: