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Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender

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Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender has been named as one of the highest-earning actors in Hollywood for 2014.

Financial magazine Forbes compiled the box office takings of the films each actor starred in this year - not the earnings of the actors themselves - and Michael came in as the ninth most bankable star.

His movies including 12 Years A Slave, Frank and X Men: Days of Future Past raked in an impressive $746m (€612m).

Michael's X Men co-star and Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence topped the list raking in an impressive $1.4bn (€1.15bn) at the box office.

Others on the list included Guardians of the Galaxy's Chris Pratt with $1.2bn, closely followed by Captain America's Scarlett Johansson at $1.18bn (€985m) and Transformers star Mark Wahlberg pulling in a cool $1bn (€820m) even.

Chris Evans raked in $801m (€657m) while Spider-Man's Emma Stone made an impressive $764m (€627m), beating Angelina Jolie's cool $758m (€622m).

Narrowly beating Fassbender was Scotsman James McEvoy, who pulled in $747m (€613m), and the final spot went to Hugh Jackman with $746m (€612m).

While he raked in a ton at the box office, Fassbender was laughing all the way to the bank himself.

He has also taken the number one spot on People With Money magazine's top 10 highest-paid actors for 2014 with an estimated $75m (€62m) in combined earnings.

The German-born Irish actor, who recently bought property on the South Mall in Cork city, has an estimated net worth of $215m (€176m).

The Oscar-nominated actor is set to continue his rise in 2015 with five movies set for release within the next year, including Trespass Against Us which also stars Brendan Gleeson, Killian Scott and Barry Keoghan.

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