SpongeBob may be the world’s most famous fry cook, but his boss Eugene H. Krabs is the restaurant owner and unhinged capitalist we all loved as kids. His obsession with money was a funny character quirk until we grew up and realized what money was. What Gen Z’er or Millennial wouldn’t kill to own a stable business like the Krusty Krab Restaurant?
From the mind of creator Stephen Hillenburg, this Bikini Bottom mogul was gracious enough to employ SpongeBob and Squidward. Krabs may be the shrewdest mind in the sea, or at least a close second to mammalian scientist Sandy Cheeks.
He’s a crab that feuds with a single-celled nemesis and has a whale daughter with Krabby Patties as his magnum opus.
The Life of Eugene H. Krabs
Krabs is an experienced, weathered sort of man. Having been in the army during an undersea war before founding the Krusty Krab, he’s had a storied past. With grit like his, I wouldn’t be surprised if this crab took over Viacom International itself one day.
If you’re curious about the other citizens of Bikini Bottom, check out one of our other articles on SpongeBob characters.
How Old Is Mr. Krabs?
In the 1999 episode of SpongeBob SquarePants entitled “Sleepy Time,” we get an up-close shot of Mr. Krabs’s driver’s license, which shows his birthdate along with his address, height, weight, eye color, and signature.
His hair color is listed as “N/A.” (The very out-of-date photo shows our bright red capitalist sporting a slick mustache.)
Business owner, veteran, and dad, Mr. Krabs is definitely older than Spongebob and Patrick. Mr. Krabs is 79 years old, born in 1942. Eugene will turn 80 on November 30th of this year.
This makes Krabs and Plankton the Chum Bucket entrepreneur, separated in age by almost 20 years. When the TV series premiered in 1999, Mr. Krabs was a spritely 57.
How Old Is Mr. Krabs’s Mom?
The illustrious Mrs. Krabs has made numerous appearances over the show’s 13 seasons. This tough aquatic broad raised the restauranteur we all love. She doesn’t swear (it was just Old Man Jenkins in his jalopy), but other details like her age are more arcane.
There is no hard evidence for Betsy Krabs’s age, but an estimation can be made from her son Eugene’s age. With a child pushing 80, it’s safe to say that Mr. Krabs’s mom is over 100 years old at this point.
This assumption is further supported by the fact that her granddaughter Pearl Krabs has been portrayed as an adult in recent seasons of SpongeBob SquarePants.