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Wayne Enterprises is the company owned by Bruce Wayne that deals with all his international operations.


Batman Begins[]

After the deaths of Thomas and Martha Wayne, boardsman William Earle took over Wayne Enterprises. During their funeral, he assured Bruce Wayne that the company would be in good hands until he was old enough to claim it.

However, after Bruce's disappearance for many years, Earle declared him legally dead, using the opportunity to take over the company completely. During that time, he shied away from "what Thomas Wayne would have done" and focused on heavy weapons manufacturing. The company's headquarters was in the old masonry skyscraper Wayne Tower that was the center for Gotham City's rapid transit and water networks.


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When Bruce finally returned to Gotham, he did not show obvious interest in reclaiming the family business. Instead, he chose to work in the Applied Sciences Division, and used it and his coworker, Lucius Fox, to provide him with high-tech equipment. Bruce took gear that was originally made for the U.S. Military, including body armor and a prototype armored vehicle, and used them to create the equipment that he needed for his war on crime. Before Ra's al Ghul's attack on Gotham, Earle transitioned Wayne Enterprises' in a public corporation to increase his financial gain.

However, Bruce purchased many of the public shares through dummy corporations, becoming a majority shareholder in Wayne Enterprises. Very quickly, he began reforming the company and installed Fox as the active CEO. Bruce also removed Earle from the company, allowing Lucius to return the favor of the announcement. After the incident, the Wayne Enterprises headquarters moved to a building in Gotham Downtown.

The Dark Knight[]

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During a board meeting concerning a joint venture with Lau Securities, Bruce Wayne falls asleep causing concern to some of the other members of the board. After the meeting Bruce talks to Lucius about a new suit. Later on Batman breaks into the R&D department to use the cellphone sonar project to find the Joker. The original building of Wayne Enterprises (shown in Batman Begins) appears briefly during Stand-off Near Wayne Tower.

The Dark Knight Rises[]

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Bruce visits Wayne Enterprises to talk about funds, after their conversation Lucius takes Bruce to the applied sciences department. He proceeds to tell Bruce he stockpiles the weapons there to keep them out of the wrong hands and shows Bruce "The Bat." After Bruce Wayne loses his fortune, Miranda Tate becomes the new CEO and chair of the company, and Fox is the given the position of President.

After Miranda Tate's death and Bruce Wayne's assumed death, Fox is reinstated as the CEO of the company. All of Bruce's assets pay off his debts. Fox is faced with the task of repairing Wayne Enterprise's back to the thriving company it once was. After finding out that the Bats autopilot was fixed with a software patch six months previously, he realized Bruce is still alive.


Behind the Scenes[]

  • The Wayne Enterprises headquarters was filmed at the Richard J. Daley Center in Chicago in The Dark Knight.
  • The Wayne Enterprises headquarters was filmed at One Liberty Plaza in New York City in The Dark Knight Rises.


  • According to Forbes 25 Largest Fictional Companies, this version of Wayne Enterprises had an estimated sales of $31.3 billion.

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