Christian Charles Philip Bale was born on January 30, 1974 in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom. His mother, Jenny Bale, was a circus performer when he was born. His father, David Bale, was an entrepreneur, talent manager, and commercial pilot. Bale was born in Wales, though has said that he is not Welsh but English. He dropped out of school at the age of 16. At that point he had already been in a number of commercials and stage plays.
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2. Income & Salary
Christian Bale is best known for his world-renowned role as Batman in the Dark Knight trilogy. The trilogy included Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), and The Dark Knight Rises (2012). The franchise has earned over $2.3 billion in box office revenue. Bale has been critically lauded throughout the years as an actor who is able to transform himself mentally and physically to play his characters. Roger Ebert gave him high praises for his starring role in American Psycho (1999), which helped begin his rise to super stardom. He was reported to have been paid $1 million for American Psycho. Bale was reported to have earned $9 million for Batman Begins, $10 million plus a $20 million bonus (due to the immense box office success) for The Dark Knight, and $15 million for The Dark Knight Rises.
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3. Estimated Net Worth
In 2012, Christian Bale appeared in only one film, The Dark Knight Rises, for which he earned the reported $15 million. In 2013, Christian Bale played a feature role in the Academy Award nominated film American Hustle. American Hustle’s budget was $40 million, which is not a blockbuster budget. Although Bale’s salary for that film was not reported, sources expected it to be several million. Bale’s net worth is $80 million.