Christian Bale: Net Worth, Money and More

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Net worth – $80 million

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Actor

English born Christian Bale is better remembered by all as “The Batman” and as the “American Psycho” People who worked with him, know him as the guy who swears a lot on the sets. The famous  Welsh actor  is also one among the richest celebs alive and is worth a whopping $80 million.He started as a child artiste and is now an actor whose movies are not just blockbusters but also those of critical acclaim and excellent reviews.

Privy life

Born in Wales in 1974, Bale was raised in Portugal, UK  and America,thanks to his mother who was a circus artiste. His career as an actor began at an early age and there has been no stopping since. He studied at the Bournemouth school in Dorset,England and dropped out of school when he was 16. He even has his interests in ballet and music. Now married to Sandra Blazic, he keeps his private life away from the limelight as much as possible.

Career

Bale began his career as a child actor  in early television commercials for fabric softener and computer games, he made his stage début opposite Rowan Atkinson in the West End play, ‘The Nerd’. His opportunity to strike it big came in 1987,when he acted in Steven Spielberg’s, coming-of-age American war film, ‘Empire Of The Sun’. This was followed by ‘Henry V’ in 1989,after he returned to the big screen after a year and a half hiatus.

This was followed by ‘The Treasure Island’ and ‘Newsies’. During the early 2000’s Bale came up  with a stellar performance as the ‘American Psycho’. It saw Bale play Patrick Bateman in the film adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ controversial novel. The demanding role led Bale to undergo a stringent exercise regime and, although some critics were horrified at the film’s content, it was a cult hit. He has played a melange of characters as as actor since 2001. He is known to be a perfectionist.

2002 was a damp squib for Bale as most of his movies weren’t up to the mark and  he almost took a year long sabbatical just to come back with a  bang as “The Machinist” followed by portraying one of the most epic characters  known in the comic industry. He starred as Bruce Wayne in 2005, followed by a sequel ‘The Dark Knight’ in 2008.

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Known for his physical commitment to roles, the star once again trained in the Keysi Fighting Method, which he had initially learnt for the first Batman film.Bale,then appeared again in the third Batman movie, ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, which  released in July 2012.  He also essayed the role of John Connor in the fourth instalment of the’Terminator’ movie series.Bale has continued to star in successful movies including, Harsh Times (2005), Rescue Dawn (2006), The Prestige (2006) co-starring Hugh Jackman, 3:10 to Yuma (2007) with Russell Crowe.

How did he make his money?

Bale’s source of wealth was mainly because he was an actor. He received a staggering $10 million for his role as Bruce Wayne in Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight’. and also a reported $8 million for his playing John Connor in ‘The Terminator Salvation’in 2009. ‘The Dark Knight Rises; in 2013 reportedly saw Bale raking in the moolah of about $15 million. 2013 saw Christian Bale hit the top spot with a take away of $46 million.

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Christian Bale drove up for BAFTA in his newly acquired Benz C43, much to the relief of his fans who were used to seeing him in his old 1995 BMW 325i.  A vintage, yet powerful looking sleek model that popped out the eyeballs.His average annual earnings go up to $15 million. In the 44 movies that Bale has acted, he makes a  plush $50 million. Let us take a look at his pay check that rocketed him to the million dollar club.

2012 – The Dark Knight Rises- $15 million

2008-The Dark Knight- $10 million + $20,000,000 bonus

2005- Batman Begins-$9,000,000

2009- The Terminator Salvation-$8,000,000 + profit share

2004- American Psycho- $1,000,000

Forbes featured Bale as one among the Top Ten Richest celebs in 2012 and  estimated his total box office gross to be roughly $3,402,000,000. These staggering numbers are enough to put Bale in the pole position.

He also bought a three-bedroom, three-bath home at 150 Mabery Road in Pacific Palisades for $1.765 million from Michael J. Duggan on Sept. 11, 2001.The 1,910-square-foot home was built in 1923.

Charity

Bale  is also involved actively in Charities and causes. Some of  them include the Fulfilment Fund, Greenpeace,Screen Actors Guild Foundation, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and the WWF. He even made headlines for flying a cancer stricken patient to Disneyland in 2012.

Awards

Bale won the award for the ‘Best Young Actor in supported role’ for ‘Empire Of The Sun’ He also won the ‘Best Actor’ for his roles in American Psycho, Batman Begins and the ‘Best Ensemble’ award  for g‘The Dark Knight’ in 2009. His movie ‘The Fighter saw him win many awards and Nominations which is a big list to be named or read out here!

For all we know, Christian Bale is an actor who is also one of the most favourite choices for any movie that contains a crispy and challenging role. If he is rich, then he truly deserves to be, the list of movies that raked in the big bucks says it all.

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