American director and film producer Michael Bay is popular for producing big budget and action-packed films with great visuals that are a treat for the viewers. He is known mainly for producing the ‘Transformers’ series. Now let’s have a close look on Michael Bay’s net worth in 2018.
Michael Bay Early Life
Born as Michael Benjamin Bay in 1965 on the 17th of Feb in Los Angeles, he was given up for adoption and was then brought up by Harriet and Jim, his adoptive parents. He was raised as a Jew and decided to give up the money he got during his Bar Mitzvah.
Bay went to Crossroads School in California and developed an interest in action films. He was once grounded for filming a disaster that he created himself. He attached firecrackers at the end of a toy train and enjoyed the scene, not interfering with it, which ended in the fire department reaching the school, thus making the young boy get grounded.
He did his bachelors from Wesleyan University in English and Film, and also pursued film studies from the Pasadena Art Center College of Design.
Bay has three English Mastiffs and lives with them in his Miami home, many of his films have also featured the breed. There is not much on his dating life, he is considered to be single at the moment and has not been married.
Michael Bay Career, Awards & Achievement
Bay entered the industry at the age of 15 when he was working as storyboard filler for the film ‘Raiders of Lost Ark’. His direction career started when he was recognized by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, who hired him for their film ‘Bad Boys’ which also became the first feature film for Bay.
Bay co-owns the ‘Platinum Dunes’ production company which is popular for producing the remakes of films like ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’, ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’, and more. He also has the production credits on many television shows to his name, these include shows like ‘Cocaine Cowboys’, ‘No Way Out’, and more.
His greatest success has been the direction of ‘Transformers’ with the renowned Steven Spielberg being the producer. Other popular movies directed by him include ‘Armageddon’, ‘The Rock’, ‘Bad Boys’, ‘Pearl Harbor’, and more.
Along with producing and directing films and television shows, Bay has also featured in a few of them as an actor. His acting endeavors include ‘Coyote Ugly’, ‘Armageddon’, ‘Bad Boys 2’, and ‘Miami Vice’.
Although Bay has worked enough not only at a domestic level but also on international box office, the critics have still not really been kind to him. Even after his films gained success on both levels, the critics did not appreciate them. He got somewhat positive views for films like ‘Transformers’ and ‘The Rock’.
Awards & Achievement
After being associated with a series of blockbuster films, Bay has received a few awards which include multiple MTV Awards in different categories. The ‘Best Action Scene’ Award which he received for films like Pearl Harbor, The Rock, and Bad Boys 1 and 2. He also won an Award for the ‘Best Movie’ and the ‘Best Summer Movie You Haven’t seen’ for the film Transformers.
Net Worth of Michael Bay
Being in the money making industry of film making and production, Bay has managed to create a massive net worth of $430 million. He not only got the pleasure to work with leading people but also to make a lot of money by working on the right projects.
Bay has produced some of the most popular sci-fi and fantasy films in Hollywood, along with a few of the most promising remakes of horror films. He is the co-owner of a few production companies that only produce films, but also commercials.