Fair question. Try $852,000,000,000,000,000
That's 852 QUADRILLION dollars. Daaaaaaaaaaamn.. Empire was rolling in money. Guess it pays to be the bad guys sometimes eh?
But besides the cash, what else does it take to build one of these badass motherfuckers. A lot. A whole lot.
Here's the reality-check breakdown:
- Based on the density of a modern warship and scaled up, it would take about 1 quadrillion tons of steel to build one Death Star.
- The Earth's iron supply is capable of building 2 billion Death Stars.
- It would take 833,315 years to produce enough steel to work work on a Death Star, meaning you'll be long dead before you'll ever see it anywhere near operational.
Thought you guys may find this interesting lol.