Matthew McConaughey is an American actor, he has a net worth of $65 million. Matthew McConaughey has earned his net worth from roles in major films such as Dazed and Confused in 1993, A Time to Kill, Contact, U-571, Tiptoes, Sahara, and We Are Marshall. Performing the role in Dazed and Confused he conceived the idea of his catch-phrase "Well alright, alright." Most recently Matthew is known for his leading man roles in the romantic comedies, The Wedding Planner, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Failure to Launch, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past and Fool's Gold. He was born on November 4, 1969, in Uvalde, Texas the youngest sibling of 3 boys. His mother Mary Kathleen "Kay" was a kindergarten teacher, and his father who once played football for the Green Bay Packers, James Donald McConaughey, was a gas-station owner who ran an oil pipe supply business. McConaughey is of Irish ancestry, he grew up as a Methodist. His mother and late father divorced and re-married each other several times.
McConaughey began his acting career in television commercials in 1991, he is also an avid fan of the Duke Blue Devils, Texas Longhorns and the Washington Redskins. Matthew has a foundation that helps teenage kids by teaching them how to lead active lives and make healthy choices to become great adults with a bright future. The foundation is named the "j.k. livin" foundation (all lower-case), after his motto; "Just Keep Livin". He currently lives in Austin with his life partner Brazilian model and television performer Camila Alves, they have two children. He is an animal lover and he helped rescue various pets stranded after the flooding from Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, he even rescued a cat from two kids who put hairspray on the cat and were going to set it on fire, this happened in 2006 in Sherman Oaks, California.