Keanu Reeves is a Canadian actor, musician, producer and director, with a net worth of $350 million.
Keanu Reeves Net Worth: Brief History
Keanu Charles Reeves was born on September 2, 1964 in Beirut, Lebanon. His parents separated while he was still a child. His biological father was American. After the divorce, his mom subsequently married and divorced 3 other men, exposing Reeves to a variety of step fathers. As a result, Reeve and his mom moved often. They lived in Sydney, New York and Toronto. Reeve attended several high schools. In one of them, he played in the hockey team and was nick named “The Wall”. However, he suffered from dyslexia which made him lesser than average in his academics. Reeves had hoped to play hockey for the Canadian national team, but unfortunately, that dream was cut short by an injury.
Keanu Reeves Net Worth: Acting Career
Reeves made his acting debut at the age of 9 in a theater production of “Damn Yankees”. He also played in a stage production of Romeo and Juliet. At 17, he dropped out of high school and left for Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. While in LA he lived with Paul Aaron, one of his step fathers who was a Hollywood director. He began starring in commercials and small TV roles.
His first studio movie was Youngblood (1986) and later “River’s Edge” (1986). Reeves’ fame began when he starred in comedy movie series Bill & Ted which was highly successful. He went on to land bigger roles in movies such as action thriller “Point Break” (1991) and Speed (1994). The later grossed over $350 million in the global box office, establishing Reeves among the ace actors. Next up was action film series The Matrix which was as popular as it was successful.
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He made his directorial debut in 2008 with Man of Tai Chi. Apart from acting, Reeves has also been involved in music and literature. He has been part of two rock bands; Dogstar and Becky where he played the bass guitar. Reeves wrote the text for a picture book, Ode to Happiness. Some of his recent movies include Knock Knock (2015), Exposed (2016), Keanu (2016), and “The Neon Demon” (2016).
Keanu Reeves is a spectacular philanthropist. He has given for a number of causes including cancer and leukemia. Reeves reportedly gave away $80 million of his $114 million earnings from The Matrix franchise to the special effects crew and make up staff of the movie. He has once said; “Money is the last thing I think about. I could live on what I have already made for the next few centuries.”