Apple enthusiasts — and moviegoers interested in the man and the mind behind the world’s most valuable company — will line up to see the “Steve Jobs” movie like they line up to buy the latest version of the iPhone. The film, which comes out Oct. 9 and is based on Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography, takes place backstage at some of Apple’s most groundbreaking product launches, from the Macintosh in 1984 to the iMac in 1998.
“Steve Jobs” features Seth Rogen as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Kate Winslet as Macintosh marketing head Joanna Hoffman and Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs. Die-hard Apple fans are hoping the film will avenge the widely-panned 2013 letdown “Jobs” starring Ashton Kutcher. The new “Steve Jobs” movie is expected to gross $92 million overall, pulling in $23 million its opening weekend alone.
Here’s a look at the cast’s individual net worths and how they stack up to Steve Jobs’, who had a personal fortune of $10.2 billion when he lost his battle to pancreatic cancer in 2011.
Michael Fassbender Net Worth: $30 Million
Michael Fassbender has so far received strong reviews for his portrayal of Steve Jobs — such as from Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Fassbender’s $30 million net worth can be traced back to his strong resume, which includes big-screen hits like “300,” “12 Years a Slave” and several films from the “X-Men” franchise — not to mention television success in series like “Band of Brothers” and “Murphy’s Law.”
In total, his movies have grossed nearly $2.7 billion worldwide and average more than $53.5 million in domestic box office sales. Among his 49 acting credits are seven titles Fassbender will be starring in, including “Trespass Against Us,” “The Snowman” and “The Light Between Oceans,” all due out in 2015. “X-Men: Apocalypse,” “Assassin’s Creed” and an untitled Terrence Malick project are slated for release in 2016.
Kate Winslet Net Worth: $45 Million
With a net worth of $45 million, Kate Winslet has a million dollars for every one of her 45 film and TV credits, and the actress is a fantastic addition to a movie that will portray Steve Jobs’ legacy as a legendary innovator. The actress has appeared in “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “The Reader,” “Revolutionary Road” and, of course, the global box office juggernaut that defined her career — “Titanic.”
Kate Winslet was the leading lady in “Titanic,” the second-highest grossing movie of all time behind only “Avatar,” a film also by James Cameron. “Titanic” won 11 Academy Awards on 14 nominations. The movie has grossed more than $2.18 billion worldwide since its 1997 release.
Kate Winslet, however, is no one-trick pony. Worldwide her movies have banked nearly $4 billion, earning, on average, more than $52.6 million at the box office. She stars in the upcoming film “The Dressmaker,” due out this year, and “Triple 9,” which will be released in 2016.
Seth Rogen Net Worth: $55 Million
With more than $3.7 billion in worldwide ticket sales, Seth Rogen’s movies earn an impressive average of $92.54 million each at the U.S. box office. Canadian-born Seth Rogen began preparing for his $55 million net worth when he signed up for comedy classes at the age of 13. His stand-up career got him noticed by Judd Apatow, who cast him in both “Freaks and Geeks” and “Undeclared,” two shows that were canceled mid-season but drew cult followings.
Although he worked on several movies and TV projects, his major break came in 2005 with a role in Apatow’s “The 40-Year-Old Virgin.” He quickly parlayed that success into leading roles in “Knocked Up” and “Superbad,” which catapulted him to become one of the top comedic voices of his generation.
Two films starring Seth Rogen, “B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations” and “The Night Before,” are both due out later this year. In 2016, he’ll appear in “Zeroville,” “Kung Fu Panda 3,” “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising” and “Sausage Party.”
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