4 Real-Life Tony Starks


Eccentric billionaire Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, has captured comic book fans' attention since 1963. The character of Stark is an industrialist who took over Stark Enterprises, a firm that specializes in high-tech military defense gear, after the tragic death of his parents. Stark has a reputation as a playboy, but he uses his incredible intelligence (he already had two master's degrees by the age of 19) to fight evil as Iron Man. Stark is a work of fiction, but here are some real men that embody the traits of the Golden Avenger.
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