Bale's commitment to his roles has incited intrigue and reverence among movie lovers, but fans also question just how much Bale's dedication has contributed to his bank accounthere's what we know about Bale's net worth.
Christian Bale's net worth is $80 million .
Bale has earned most of his money from his movies, and his three turns in Christopher Nolan's Batman franchise (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises) made him the longest-lasting actor to portray Batman on film.
Bale was reportedly paid $10 million, plus a $20 million bonus, for The Dark Knight, while The Dark Knight Rises upped his salary to $15 million. However, he turned down a $50 million payday to appear in a fourth Batman film and/or a Justice League movie.
As Variety reports, Bale turned it down because, "We [him and Nolan] were incredibly fortunate to get to make three. Thats enough. Lets not get greedy." The three Batman films that Bale appeared in have earned almost $2.5 billion worldwide , and he made about $54 million from all three movies.
Other standouts in Bale's resume include American Psycho, American Hustle, The Machinist, 3:10 to Yuma. The Big Short, and The Fighter, which landed Bale his first Academy Award in 2011. Bale has also earned two Golden Globes, two SAG awards, and six Critics' Choice Awards. Another surprising hit for Bale? Disney's animated film Pocahontas, in which he voiced Thomas, an English voyager and friend of John Smith.
Bale also makes sure to give back as much as he can, and the actor has supported non-profit organizations and environmental groups like Greenpeace, Human Rights First, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, and the Small Steps Project.