Iron Man possess no super powers other than the weapons his Iron armor provides.

Lee modeled Stark on famed businessman Howard Hughes, with all of the real-world industrialist's playboy habits, but without the mental instability that characterized Hughes' later life.

Stark was one of the first Marvel superheroes to develop a relatively large following among female readers. According to Lee, an overwhelming majority of the fan mail Marvel received from female readers for many years was directed at Tony Stark.

Iron Man appeared on a few episodes of the Fantastic Four cartoon.

Iron Man guest starred a few times once to help Spidey vs Venom and on the last few Secret Wars episodes.

Stark was ranked the fifth wealthiest fictional character of all time by Forbes in the most recent edition of the publication's annual “Fictional 15” list.

During the modern era of Iron Man adventures, Stark was appointed Secretary of Defense by the U.S. President, and spent more than a year in that role before resigning. He initially agreed to take the position in order to monitor how Stark Technology was being used by the nation's military.

Stark initially changed the color of his armor from metallic gray to gold (and later to red and gold) on the advice of a former girlfriend, who said the color would make him less frightening to the people he's trying to help.

According to his fictional biography, Stark was admitted to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at age 15, and graduated only two years later with Master's degrees in physics and engineering.

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