Here’s a thought that’s bugging me today: Lex Luthor and Batman are, canonically, the two richest characters in the DCU. They’re also, canonically, the two smartest characters in the DCU. In fact, all the smartest people in the DC Universe seem to be at least millionaires.
In reality, intelligence and wealth are rarely correlated. It usually comes down to social connections, family background, and pure luck.
Why are the smartest people in the DCU also the richest? Is DC subtextually equating the two traits? Can you think of any exceptions?