Ever wondered how many coins Mario has collected over the years? The folk at Giffgaff have, so they put some serious play time into the quest to answer the simple question: just how rich is Mario?

A team of five players spent 60 long hours playing through 17 games from Mario’s esteemed library, starting with the original NES classic and working their way right up the Wii U’s Super Mario 3D World.

The team counted every single possible coin there is to collect in the games. The verdict? Mario’s plumbing business has earned him a tidy 10,071,473 coins over the past 30 years.

Interestingly, just like in real life, the cost of living seems to have increased exponentially over the years. Here’s a breakdown of the decades and the coins earned:

In the 1980s, Mario earned 9690 coins over five titles:

  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels
  • Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Super Mario Bros 3
  • Super Mario Land

In the 1990s, Mario earned 10,839 coins over three titles:

  • Super Mario World
  • Super Mario Land 2
  • Super Mario 64

In the 2000s, Mario earned 21,741 over four titles:

  • Super Mario Sunshine
  • New Super Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Galaxy
  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii

In the 2010s, Mario earned a whopping 10,029,203 coins, thanks to these five titles:

  • Super Mario Galaxy 2
  • Super Mario 3D Land
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2
  • New Super Mario Bros. U
  • Super Mario 3D World

Are you impressed by Mario’s coin-collecting prowess? Let us know your thoughts on the total count in the comments section below.

Source: Giffgaff