Christian Bale, Who Has Been Named One of the World’s Highest Paid Actors, Still Does One Thing That Doesn’t Suit His $120M Net Worth

Although Christian Bale driving a second-hand Toyota Tacoma TRD doesn't suit his $120M rich lifestyle, the actor prefers it over luxury.

Christian Bale, Who Has Been Named One of the World's Highest Paid Actors, Still Does One Thing That Doesn't Suit His $120M Net Worth

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  • Hollywood stars are often associated with a luxurious and lustrous lifestyle, characterized by fancy houses, expensive cars, and exotic vacations.
  • Christian Bale, famous for his appearance in the Batman movies, often makes headlines for living a lifestyle, way below his means.
  • Despite his $120M net worth, Christian Bale prefers driving his throwback Toyota Tacoma TRD with his wife and two kids.
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Almost everyday, common people simply assume that famous Hollywood celebrities own the most expensive and luxurious homes and cars that money can buy. But Christian Bale is here to prove them wrong, as he seems to prefer an austere lifestyle despite his abundance of wealth. 

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Christian Bale as Batman
Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne

Christian Bale, famous for his appearance in the Batman movies, American Psycho, and more such projects, often makes headlines for living a lifestyle, way below his means. Most importantly, after his DC character was seen driving a Lamborghini Murcielago and the famous Tumbler Batmobile, Bale seems to personally drive a secondhand car. 

Christian Bale Lives an Austere Lifestyle Despite $120M Net Worth

Hollywood stars are often associated with a luxurious and lustrous lifestyle, characterized by fancy houses, expensive cars, and exotic vacations. But while most celebrities enjoy such a lush life, there are a few actors out there who prefer living a practical lifestyle despite their abundance of wealth and fortune. One such example is the Batman star Christian Bale.

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Christian Bale's Batman standing by his Batsuit
Christian Bale as Batman

Proving everyone wrong about their idea of a Hollywood celebrity, Christian Bale prefers living an austere lifestyle despite his $120M net worth. Defying the stereotype of celebrities living exotic lifestyles, Bale proves that he has no reason to show off. Despite being a multimillionaire and once named the highest-paid actor in the world, Bale seems to live a surprisingly modest lifestyle.

Christian Bale's Batmobile 'The Tumbler' in The Dark Knight Trilogy
Bale’s Batmobile ‘The Tumbler’ in The Dark Knight Trilogy

Among his desire to live a normal lifestyle, what surprised fans the most was his means of transportation. Often making headlines for driving an old second-hand car and utilizing public transport, Christian Bale defied every stereotype when he was spotted navigating the streets of Los Angeles in his trusty Toyota Tacoma TRD. According to reports, although Bale allegedly owns a BMW 3 Series sedan, the Englishman seems to prefer driving the nearly two-decade-old Toyota pick-up truck.

Christian Bale Still Drives a Throwback Toyota Tacoma TRD 

Despite his $120M net worth, when Christian Bale drives his throwback Toyota Tacoma TRD, it doesn’t suit his status. But it seems the actor doesn’t care, for he is more into practicality rather than unnecessary flexing. After the Batman star was spotted several times cruising through the roads in his under-the-radar pickup truck, along with his wife Sibi Blažić and two kids, the internet has been filled with paparazzi photos of Bale with his car.

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Christian Bale in The Dark Knight (2008)
Christian Bale driving the Batmobile in The Dark Knight (2008)

Although in the DC superhero flicks, Christian Bale was seen driving a Lamborghini Murcielago and the famous Batmobile, in real life, Bale seems to be loyal to his 20-year-old Toyota. Therefore, quitting luxury, Bale is repeatedly spotted zooming around in his 2003 Toyota Tacoma TRD off-road prerunner V6. While it might be shocking to the world, according to The Independent, Bale noted the practicality behind his car. 

It’s practical. All my friends need it for moving stuff.” 

Christian Bale in American Psycho
Christian Bale in American Psycho

According to reports, while Bale stays loyal to his vehicle, he isn’t the first owner of the pickup truck. It has been noted that Christian Bale purchased the truck second-hand and has held on to it for the past decade. Listing the benefits of owning an old simple car, the actor noted that he doesn’t have to worry about it being scratched or stolen. It seems Bale thinks ahead of everyone when it comes to living a modest lifestyle.

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