Keanu Reeves has a net worth of $380 million as an actor, singer, producer, and philanthropist. He has appeared in dozens of films throughout the years, some of which have grossed billions of dollars at the box office. He is possibly most remembered for his roles in The Matrix and John Wick.
Keanu’s sum up salary updates
Keanu’s feature debut, Youngblood, in 1986, netted him only $3000. For his role in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, he was paid $95,000. For the 1994 film Speed, he was paid $1.2 million. After adjusting for inflation, that equates to roughly $2 million. He turned down an offer of $11 million to star in the sequel to Speed. He stated that he was unavailable due to a tour with his band.
For Johnny Mnemonic, he was paid $2 million, and for The Devil’s Advocate, he was paid $8 million. After Will Smith turned down the role of Neo in The Matrix, Keanu secured the job.
His first compensation was set at $10 million. He was also awarded a piece of the backend, which resulted in total earnings of $35 million for the first film, thanks to the film’s unexpected success.
After inflation, that equates to roughly $53 million. Warner Bros. announced the fourth Matrix instalment in August 2019.
Keanu’s backend bonuses would eventually make him the highest-paid actor of all time for a single series, thanks to DVD sales (The Matrix was one of the best-selling DVDs of all time) and the massive box office success of the second and third films. From the second and third films, Keanu earned at least $120 million in bonuses. As of this writing, his total earnings from The Matrix from all sources exceed $200 million.
Life history of Keanu Reeves
On September 2, 1964, Charles Reeves was born in Beirut, Lebanon. His father Samuel is from Hawaii, while his mother Patricia is from Essex, England. While working as a costume designer in Beirut, Reeves’ mother met his father. After his father abandoned the family when he was three years old, he spent much of his early life globetrotting with his mother, eventually settling in Toronto and becoming Canadian citizens in 1971. Reeves’ education was hampered by dyslexia.
He got kicked out of a number of high schools. On the ice, though, he made up for his poor grades by excelling as a goaltender for his high school hockey team. Reeves abandoned hockey and school to pursue a career in acting after appearing in a school production of Romeo and Juliet and discovering his love of the stage.
On December 24, 1999, Jennifer Syme, Reeves’ girlfriend during the 1990s, gave birth to their stillborn daughter, Ava Archer Syme-Reeves. Their relationship suffered as a result of their sadness, and they split up a few weeks later. Syme died in an automobile accident in April 2001, and she died instantly. Reeves needed time to deal with the tragedy because he was slated to begin filming The Matrix sequels back-to-back at the moment. He dated China Chow in 2008. He has never been married and is infamous for keeping his personal life private.
Career Keanu Reeves opted for
Reeves first emerged on the big screen in 1986’s Youngblood, after appearing in modest roles on Canadian television, advertisements, and many stage performances. Following that, he landed a number of co-starring roles, including a larger part in the critically praised River’s Edge. With the 1989 big movie Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Reeves had an unexpected box office success, grossing over $40 million dollars domestically. Reeves went on to star in a number of mainstream and independent films, including the drama Point Break and the independent cult success My Own Private Idaho.
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