Michael Fassbender net worth: Michael Fassbender is a German/Irish actor who has a net worth of $30 million. Michael Fassbender was born on April 2, 1977 in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, to an Irish mother and German father. Although his career stretches back to the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, Fassbender first reached mainstream consciousness in Zack Snyder's surprise smash hit 300, in which he played Stelios. In perhaps his most physically impressive performance to date, Fassbender portrayed famous hunger striker Bobby Sands in the movie Hunger. Michael lost an incredible amount of weight in order to realistically portray the emaciated Sands. From there, his career began to take off with films like the sprawling World War II pop art masterpiece Inglourious Basterds, from director Quentin Tarantino, and the more low-key drama Fish Tank. His performances in each of these future classics were justly acclaimed by critics and audiences.
After those two films, Fassbender's profile continued to rise, appearing in the comic book western Jonah Hex and the 2011 literary adaptation Jane Eyre. Then, Fassbender was cast in his biggest movie yet, portraying a young (and less villainous) version of super villain Magneto in the blockbuster prequel X-Men: First Class. He also starred in Prometheus, the scifi epic from director Ridley Scott. In 2014, Michael was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his work in the movie 12 Years a Slave.