Net Worth: $55 Million
- Source of Wealth Actor
- Birth Place Burnley, UK
- Height 5' 11" (1.80 m)
- Full Name Sir Ian Murray McKellen
- Nationality United Kingdom
- Date of Birth May 25, 1939
- Ethnicity English
- Occupation Actor
- Education St Catharine's College, Cambridge, Cambridge University, Bolton School, University of Cambridge
English actor,Ian Mckellen has an estimated net worth of $55 million.He has received a Tony Award, two Academy Award nominations, and five Emmy Award nominations.
Widely considered one of the leading British actors of his generation, Ian McKellen has had a rich and varied career encompassing the stage, screen, and television. A renowned stage actor in his native Britain for decades, McKellen was not familiar to most American audiences until the ’90s, when he began popping up in a number of well-received films. One of these, Gods and Monsters, elevated the actor into the international spotlight when he earned an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Frankenstein director James Whale.
Born May 25, 1939, in the northern English mill town of Burnley, McKellen was the son of a civil engineer. Encouraged by his parents, he developed an early fascination with the theatre. This interest continued when his family moved to the mining town of Wigan, where McKellen began acting in school plays. At the age of 13, he performed in his first Shakespeare play, as Malvolio in a production of Twelfth Night.
He is known to many for roles such as Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy and as Magneto in the X-Men films.
In 1988, McKellen came out and announced he was homosexual. He became a founding member of Stonewall, one of the United Kingdom’s most influential LGBT rights groups, of which he remains a prominent spokesman.