Patrick Bateman is the lead character in the 1991 novel “American Psycho,” as well as in its film adaptation. The role is portrayed by Christian Bale.
Patrick Bateman Net Worth
Patrick Bateman’s net worth today is around $6 million. He’s a Vice President at Pierce & Pierce which is a mergers and acquisitions firm in Manhattan. According to a Reddit thread, his base salary is $250,000 plus benefits and stock options. He roughly earns around $350,000 to $375,000 a year in total.
He also lives in an exclusive apartment in Manhattan’s Upper West Side which costs a fortune. It is even mentioned that his neighbor is the Hollywood actor, Tom Cruise. He is very narcissistic and vain. He values his appearance and has an extensive routine to care for it. Bateman wears tailored designer suits which cost thousands of dollars each. In the movie, it is shown several times that he attends huge parties and dines at expensive restaurants. He is also very competitive and likes to boast to his colleagues about everything under the sun.
Patrick Bateman was born in Long Island to wealthy parents. Their family also has a summer house in Newport, Rhode Island. Patrick’s parents divorced and his mother became sick and now stays at a sanatorium. His father owns an apartment in the Carlyle Hotel in Manhattan. He has a younger brother named Sean, who was introduced in another novel (by Bret Easton Ellis who also wrote American Psycho).
He studied at the Phillips Exeter Academy for prep school and graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Business School. After graduating, he moved to New York City.
In the movie, he is a 27-year-old specialist in mergers and acquisitions at the Wall Street investment firm of Pierce & Pierce (fictional). He lives at 55 West 81st Street, Upper West Side on the 11th floor of the American Gardens Building. The Upper West Side is a very affluent neighborhood bounded by Central Park and Hudson River.
As mentioned, Patrick Bateman is very narcissistic. During the morning, he portrays a perfect life and prefers to be the best in everything he does. However, he leads a secret life and is a serial killer. He murders a lot of people in the novel and the movie, including the homeless people and sex workers. His crimes include rape, torture, cannibalism, and necrophilia.
Patrick Bateman is a very successful stockbroker who specializes in mergers and acquisitions. In the movie, it is mentioned that his father practically owns the company he works for.
He’s a Vice President at Pierce & Pierce which is a mergers and acquisitions firm in Manhattan.
Patrick Bateman Relationship Status
He is engaged to Evelyn Williams who is also rich. He has a mistress, Courtney Lawrence, who is the girlfriend of his co-worker who he hates.