Wayne Enterprises is a company owned by members of the Wayne family, currently owned by Bruce Wayne. The company is based in Gotham City, New Jersey.


Wayne Enterprises was first founded in the 19th century, beginning with real estate and transatlantic shipping, later branching out to railroads and oil.[1]

In 1981, company CEO Thomas Wayne and his wife Martha were murdered, leaving the company in shambles, until over a decade later when their son Bruce took it over.[1]

Sometime before 2013, Wayne Enterprises acquired Van Criss Laboratories, which became a division of Wayne Enterprises focusing on nanite development and construction. Government agency ARGUS, under Amanda Waller, would later contract Van Criss Laboratories without the knowledge of Wayne Enterprises for the use of their nano-bombs for Task Force X.[2]

In 2013, during a final battle between Kryptonian aliens General Zod and Superman in Metropolis, a Wayne Financial Building was brought down by Zod's violent heat vision, killing dozens of people within.[3] As the aliens' battle briefly progressed into outer space, one of Wayne Enterprises' satellites was destroyed as well.[4]

In the immediate aftermath of the battle, the Daily Planet reported that there was a board shakeup for Wayne Industries, while also reporting that Wayne Enterprises stock remained stable.[5]

Historically, the company, under the insistence of its CEO Bruce Wayne, had refused any military contracts. However, several have queried this stance given the $97 million spent annually on military R&D by Wayne Enterprises.[6]

Known employees

Current employees

Former employees




External links

Companies: Ace Chemicals | Big Belly Burger | Blaze Comics | Cassidy Pub | Geschäft-Krieg | Ferris Air | Gotham City Wireless | Hanford Technologies | Janus Corporation | Kord Industries | LexCorp | Queen Industries | Sheridan Dynamics | Sivana Industries | STAGG | S.T.A.R. Labs | Van Criss Laboratories | Wayne Enterprises | Wiggins Game Company
Media: Coast City Ledger | Daily Planet | Gotham Free Press | Gotham Times | Metropolis Post | MN 8 HD | Smallville Sentinel | The Topeka Capital-Journal | WGBS News
Agencies: ARGUS | CIA | DARPA | DOD | FBI | NASA | NSA
Military: Amazonian Army | Darkseid's Elite | Imperial German Army | Men of War | Sword of Rao | U.S. Air Force | U.S. Army | U.S. Navy | Warrior Guild | Xebelian soldiers
Police Departments: Central City | Gotham City | Los Angeles | Metropolis | Philadelphia
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.