A “HIMYM” Fan Figured Out What Barney Stinson’s Salary Was And It’s Pretty Crazy
Barney’s clearly got quite a bit of dough coming in, and said in the episode “Unpause” that he earns 16 times what he spends on suits, so Redditor Sir-Zephdid the math based on how many suits Barney appears to own:
In Vesuvirus (S09E19), Barney shows Ted two rooms full of suits. From what is shown, there are 7 racks of 15 suits in one room. Assuming the second room also has 7 racks of 15 suits, Barney owns 210 (2(7*15)) suits.
In Game Night (S01E15), it was stated that Barney has been wearing suits since 1998, which translates to a period of 15 years up to the point of his wedding. Hence it can be concluded that Barney purchases 14 suits a year on average.
In Cupcake (S01E16), Barney takes Marshall to his tailor to get him a suit which was $4000 (which Marshall finds out later on). From this we can calculate that Barney spends $56,000 (14*4000) on suits a year approximately.
Included in the calculations are when Barney donates four racks of suits (False Positive), sports a fancy green suit on St. Patricks’ Day (No Tomorrow), and sleeps in specially tailored Suitjamas (The Front Porch). Plus dozens of other suits he mentions throughout the series.