The real-money losses are very sensationalised. A single player in null-sec space can easily farm 50-100million ISK per hour.
Hell, even a rookie like me (in my first battleship) solo'ing level 4 missions can generate 100m in half a day if I get on with it, and I only have 4 or 5 months of casual play under my belt, which isn't much by EVE standards.
With a PLEX (the method of converting real money into ISK) being worth around, say, 600ish million, the average ship on EVE doesn't need to be paid for in real money.
Likewise, titans and big stuff like that is often corp funded, they're not necessarily owned by the player flying the ship.
So I very much doubt that $25k actually flew out the door, or into CCP's coffers.