How much is Keanu Reeves worth?
|Net Worth:||$360 Million
|Date of Birth:||September 2, 1964|
Who Is Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves is a popular Canadian actor, director, film producer, and musician. He was born on September 2, 1964, in Beirut, Lebanon but grew up in Toronto, Canada. He started his acting career when he was 20 years old and in no time gained recognition. His breakthrough role was in the movie “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure”, in which he portrayed one of the main characters – Ted Logan.
Throughout his 30 years+ long career, Reeves has taken part in many movies such as “My Own Private Idaho”, “Bram Stroker’s Dracula” “Speed”, and “The Devil’s Advocate”. To this day, his most popular roles are in the movies “The Matrix” from 1999, which had two sequels, and “John Wick” from 2017, which also had two sequels. In both of them, Reeves played the main role, and thanks to his performance, he won a lot of prestigious awards.
Among some of Keanu’s long list of awards and achievements include Academy, Bambi, Blockbuster Entertainment, MTV Movie, and People’s Choice Awards. Perhaps his biggest achievement is his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which the talented actor received in 2005.
Canadian actor Keanu Reeves has a net worth of $360 million dollars, as of 2020.
How Did Keanu Reeves Get So Rich?
One of the reasons why Keanu Reeves became so rich is because he quickly gained international recognition thanks to his skills. His career kicked off in 1984 when he was working as a correspondent for the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)’s youth television program “Going Great”. Shortly after, he made his acting debut by appearing the series “Hangin In”. Throughout 1984 and 1985, Keanu began practicing his acting skills more in cinemas and theaters. Some of the notable plays that he took part in are “Romeo and Juliet”, “Wolfboy”, and “One Step Away”.
In 1986, the young actor made his motion picture debut by appearing in the romantic drama “Youngblood” by Peter Markle. Towards the late 1980s, Reeves took part in many dramas that mainly targeted the young audiences – “The Night Before”, “The Prince of Pennsylvania”, “Permanent Record”, Parenthood“, and “I Love You Death”. The movies that really helped young Keanu rise to fame were “Dangerous Liaisons” and “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure”. The first was the actor’s first movie to have a global success and receive seven Academy Awards. Following the success of “Dangerous Liaisons” was Keanu’s breakthrough movie “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure”, in which he played the role of one of the main characters. The movie received positive reviews and grossed over $40 million at the (worldwide) box office.
Shortly after he starred in the sequel “Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey”, Keanu moved on to more adult roles. He appeared in the successful action thrillers “Point Break”, and “Speed”, as well as the horror drama “Bram Stroker’s Dracula”, all of which were met with generally positive reviews. Simultaneously with his acting career, Keanu developed an interest in pursuing a music career. During that time, he formed the alternative rock group “Dogstar”, which also included Bret Domrose, Gregg Miller, and Robert Mailhouse.
Why Is He So Famous?
Keanu Reeves is famous because he’s an excellent actor. He was born in the late 1964 to an English mother who worked as a costume designer and performer, and a Hawaiian father, who besides Native Hawaiian is also of English, Irish, Chinese, and Portuguese descent. Two years later, after his parents divorced, Keanu moved with his mother to Sydney, Australia. The family didn’t stay there for too long and then to moved to New York City, where Keanu’s mother met and married the Broadway and Hollywood director Paul Aaron. Shortly after the marriage, the family moved to Toronto, Canada, where Keanu was raised.
At the age of 17, Keanu Reeves (despite being allowed to work as an actor while studying) decided to drop out of Avondale Secondary Alternative School and move to the United States. He was able to receive a green card thanks to his American stepfather and then moved to Los Angeles, which is how his career began.
What Makes Him So Successful?
Keanu’s success and stardom came after his role in “The Matrix”. In the late 1990s, the actor became more interested in working science-fictional roles because of which he starred in “Chain Reaction”, “Feeling Minnesota”, “The Last Time I Committed Suicide”, and “The Devil’s Advocate”. In 1999, Reeves portrayed the character of the hacker Neo in the science fiction movie “The Matrix”. This was the first installment of what later became “The Matrix franchise”. Thanks to the success of the movie, Keanu received his very first Academy Awards.
Shortly after the global success of “The Matrix”, Keanu continued to take part in different movies, all of which are in different genres. The likes of “Sweet November”, “Hardball”, “Something’s Gotta Give”, Constantine”, and “ A Scanner Darkly” are just a few of the movies that the actor starred in the early 2000s. Following the success of the first installment were the sequels of “The Matrix”. Both of them aired in 2003 and Keanu Reeves reprized the role of Neo once again. Besides winning the prestigious Academy Awards, Keanu reportedly received more than $250 million from the entire franchise, turning him into one of the highest-paid actors of all time.
After spending almost 30 years as an actor, Keanu decided to become a film director. His directing debut was in the martial arts movie “Man of Tai Chi”, which premiered in 2013. A year later, after taking part in a lot of films that didn’t have a lot of commercial success, Keanu Reeve’s career rebounded when he took part in John Wick. In the movie, Reeves portrayed the role of a retired hitman that’s seeking vengeance. Just like the aforementioned “The Matrix”, “John Wick” was a success and eventually had two more sequels. The two sequels were released in 2017 and 2018 and besides having both commercial and critical success, they grossed approximately $171 million.
For the past 30 years, Keanu Reeves has established himself as one of the best actors of all time. Despite beginning his career by working in many independent movies, the actor quickly rose to fame with his extraordinary talent. Keanu Reeves’ acting skills have been praised by many and that’s the reason why he’s one of the most successful actors ever.