Keanu Reeves Net Worth
Keanu Reeves net worth, salary and career earnings: Keanu Reeves is an actor, musician, producer and philanthropist who has a net worth of $350 million. Keanu Reeves was born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1964. Although he spent much of his early childhood globe-trotting with his family, they finally settled in Toronto and became Canadian citizens. Hampered by dyslexia, Reeves's education suffered but he compensated for this on the ice, excelling as goaltender for his high school hockey team. After performing in a school production of Romeo and Juliet, Reeves left hockey and school to pursue a career in acting. Starting out with small roles on Canadian television, commercials, and various stage productions, Reeves first appeared on the big screen in 1986's Youngblood. He then landed various co-starring roles. Reeves achieved box office success with the 1989 smash-hit Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, which domestically grossed over $40 million dollars. Reeves went on to star in a host of films, both major and independent, including the drama Point Break, the indie cult-hit My Own Private Idaho.
Reeves was propelled into A-list status with the success of 1994 action flick Speed, which earned two Academy Awards and a total gross revenue of $350.5 million internationally and domestically. Reeves experienced further success starring in The Matrix franchise, a trilogy of sci-fi action films with total gross revenue of $1.6 billion dollars. His John Wick franchise has generated more than $500 million at the box office. As of this writing, Keanu's movies have grossed more than $4.6 billion at the worldwide box office after adjusting for inflation. Between movies, Keanu took up the bass and co-found the band Dogstar with fellow musician Robert Mailhouse. Keanu Reeves was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in January of 2005.
Keanu Reeves Salary Highlights: Keanu earned just $3000 for his film debut in 1986's Youngblood. He earned $95,000 for his role in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure. He earned $1.2 million for 1994's Speed. That's the same as around $2 million after adjusting for inflation. He turned down $11 million to appear in the Speed sequel. He said he was unavailable because he was touring his his band. He earned $2 million for Johnny Mnemonic and $8 million for The Devil's Advocate.
Keanu Reeves Earnings from The Matrix: Keanu landed the role of Neo in The Matrix after Will Smith turned down the part. His upfront salary was to be $10 million. He also was given a chunk of the backend which thanks to the movie's surprise success, resulted in total earnings of $35 million for the first movie. That's the same as around $53 million after inflation.
With DVD sales (The Matrix was one of the best-selling DVD of all time) plus the second and third movie's enormous box office success, Keanu's backend bonuses would eventually make him the highest-paid actor of all time for a single franchise. Keanu earned at least $120 million in bonuses from the second and third movies. His total earnings from The Matrix through all sources, tops $200 million as of this writing.
|Net Worth:||$360 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Sep 2, 1964 (55 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.86 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Voice Actor|
Keanu Reeves Earnings
- The Matrix Revolutions$15,000,00015% of the gross
- The Matrix Reloaded$15,000,00015% of the gross
- The Replacements$12,500,000
- The Matrix$10,000,00010% of the gross
- The Devil's Advocate$8,000,000
- Johnny Mnemonic$2,000,000