Michael Bay Net Worth is$400 Million
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Profession: Film Director, Film Producer, Actor
Date of Birth: Feb 17, 1965
Nicknames: Michael Benjamin Bay
Height: 1.854 m
Country: United States of America
Michael Bay is a director and film producer with the net worth of $200 million. Michael Bay has earned his net worth through work as a director and producer. Known for directing summer blockbusters, he credits include Bad Boys I & II, The ROck, Armageddon, The Island, Pearl Harbor, and the new Transformers trilogy. He has producer credits for most of the movies he directed as well as a string of classic horror movie remakes, such as Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The amityville Horror and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning. He is also the producer of television series No Way Out and Cocaine Cowboys. Not only has Michael Bay directed and produced films and television shows, but has also had acting roles in some of them. He was one of the goons on the hit tv series Miami Vice, and also had acting parts in Bad Boys II, Armegeddon, Coyote Ugly and Mystery men. Michael Bay started in the film industry when he was only 15 years old, as a storyboard filer for the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark. From then on he knew this was what he wanted, to be a film director. He started off with directing commercials and music videos at first. He directed the famous "Got Milk" commercial, as well as commercials for Coca Cola and the Red Cross, (which won him the Clio Award.) He has directed music video's for artists such as, Donnie Osmond, Tina Turner, Aerosmith, and more. Michael Bay has won several awards for his talents as a director and producer. He is the recipient of five MTV Awards for Best Action Scene for "Pearl Harbor," "Bad Boys II," and "The Rock," as well as, Best Movie and Best Summer Movie You Haven't Seen Yet for "Transformers." Bay's talents, as a director, was noticed in his music videos, by Jerry Buckheimer and Don Simpson. They decided that Michael Bay was the one to direct the film Bad Boys, which was Bay's first feature film. Michael Bay is the co-founder of the production company, Platinum Dunes, along with partners, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form. They are quite successful with their remakes of old horror films, such as "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Texas Chainsaw Massacre." They are impressive enough that Paramount and Nickelodeon have signed with them to do a remake of the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." Bay, (along with producer Scott Gardenhour) formed a company that produces commercials for companies such as, Victoria's Secret, Nike, Budweiser, Lexus, Reebok, and Mercedes Benz. The company, which is the Institute for the Development of Enhanced Perceptual Awareness handles other undertakings, as well as, commercials. Michael Bay was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1946. He attended Wesleyan University and majored in English and Film. He also studied film at the Art Center College of Design in Pasedena. Bay still resides in Los Angeles, part time. He also has a home in Miami. He lives with two roomies, his bullmastiffs, Bonecrusher and Grace. There was a third canine companion, Mason, that passed away during the filming of Transformers. Mason had an acting role in the movie as Miles's dog. His most recent success has been directing the Transformers Trilogy with Steven Spielberg as the producer. His star power as a director has enabled him to negotiate partial ownership of the movies he directs or produces, giving him a cut of the profits. Hasbro, owners of the Transformers franchise even granted him *% of merchandise sales, on top of the box office receipts. This has earned him upwards of $200 million of his $400 million net worth. He is rumored to be directing a 4th and 5th Transformers movie.
Michael Benjamin Bay (born February 17, 1965) is an American film director and producer. He is known for directing high-budget action films characterized by their fast edits, stylistic visuals and substantial practical special effects. His films, which include The Rock, Armageddon, Pearl Harbor and the Bad Boys and Transformers series, have grossed over three billion dollars world-wide. He is co-founder of commercial production house The Institute, a.k.a. The Institute for the Development of Enhanced Perceptual Awareness. He is co-chair and part-owner of the digital effects house Digital Domain. He co-owns Platinum Dunes, a production house which has remade horror movies including Friday the 13th, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and A Nightmare on Elm Street.
Michael Bay was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He was raised by his adoptive parents Harriet, a bookstore owner/child psychiatrist, and Jim, a CPA. Bay's grandfather was Russian. His cousin, Susan Bay, is the wife of Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy. He attended the exclusive Crossroads School, in Santa Monica, California. Bay often traces his interest in action films back to an incident during his childhood. As a boy, he attached some firecrackers to a toy train and filmed the ensuing fiery disaster with his mother's 8mm camera. The fire department was called and he was grounded.
Bay got his start in the film industry interning with George Lucas when he was fifteen, filing the storyboards for Raiders of the Lost Ark, which he thought was going to be terrible. His opinion changed after seeing it in the theater and he was so impressed by the experience that he decided to become a film director. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 1986, majoring in both English and Film. He was a member of the Psi Upsilon fraternity and a favorite student of film historian Jeanine Basinger. For his graduate work, he attended Art Center College of Design in Pasadena where he also studied film.[citation needed]

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