Michael Benjamin Bay (born February 17, 1965) is an American film director and producer . The successful films directed by Bay include Transformers , Armageddon , The Rock , Pearl Harbor , Bad Boys , and Bad Boys II . Bay is also a member of the LA music video production company Propaganda Films.
February 17, 1965
|Birth place||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Net worth||$6.443 billion|
Michael Bay was born in Los Angeles. He was raised by his adoptive parents Harriet, a child psychiatrist and owner of a bookstore, and Jim, a certified public accountant (CPA). Bay was raised as a Jew . His grandfather was from Russia . Her cousin, Susan Bay, is the widow of the last Star Trek actor , Leonard Nimoy (who eventually played Sentinel Prime as a voice actor in Transformers: The Dark Side of the Moon ). He attended the exclusive Crossroads School in Santa Monica, California . He often highlights his interest in action films due to an incident during his childhood: as a child, he tied firecrackers to a toy train and filmed the burning disaster with his mother’s 8 mm camera. The fire department was called and arrested.
Bay lives in Los Angeles and Miami with its two bullmastiffs , Bonecrusher and Grace, named after the characters of Transformers and Armageddon , respectively. As a child, he donated money from his Bar Mitzvah to an animal shelter and has often included his bullmastiff dogs in his films. Bay previously had another dog, Mason, whose last appearance in a movie was like Miles’s dog in Transformers . Mason died during production of that film in March 2007.
Bay owns a $ 50 million Gulfstream G550 jet , as well as a Bentley , a Range Rover , an Escalade , a Ferrari , a Lamborghini and two Camaros from the Transformers franchise .