Matt Damon net worth: Matt Damon is an American actor, writer, producer and philanthropist who has a net worth of $75 million. Matt Damon was born on October 8, 1970 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. One of Matt's childhood best friends is fellow A-Lister Ben Affleck. Damon attended Harvard University from 1988 to 1992 but left before fully graduating. He and Affleck both wanted to be actors from a very early age. Throughout the late 80s and early 90s, Matt landed a few roles in movies like "Mystic Pizza", "Courage Under Fire" and "School Ties". His big break came when he Ben Affleck wrote the screenplay for 1997′s "Good Will Hunting". They each received an Academy Award for Best Screenplay and Damon was nominated for Best Actor for the film. Other important film roles quickly followed in blockbusters such as "Saving Private Ryan", "The Talented Mr. Ripley". Damon struck serious pay dirt when he landed the starring role in the Jason Bourne franchise. He also appeared in all three of George Clooney's "Ocean's" trilogy. Matt Damon has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, has received many award nominations, including 4 from the Screen Actors Guild and was voted Sexiest Man Alive in 2007 by People Magazine. He also owns his own movie production company called Live Planet.