10. Iron Man

Iron Man is Tony Stark, famous genius, billionaire, playboy, and philanthropist with a metal heart. Born on Long Island, Tony is well connected with New York City. His father’s technology company, Stark Industries is based in the city. The Avengers, one of the Marvel superhero groups Iron Man is part of also have their headquarters in New York.

Iron Man is probably one of the most famous superheroes today due in part to the Avengers cinematic universe and Robert Downey Junior. The character was created in Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Larry Lieber, and Don Heck in 1963 in Tales of Suspense #39.