Keanu Reeves Net Worth – Life and Career

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Keanu Reeves’ net worth – Discover the secrets behind Keanu Reeves Net Worth, his life, career and how he became successful. Keanu Reeves is a Canadian actor and musician best known for his role in top movies.

If you have watched the following movies The Matrix, Constantine and John Wick then the name Keanu Reeves is not new to you.

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He has this penchant for taking roles that portrays him as a hero. If he isn’t saving the world, he is saving someone or himself.

Apart from movies he also sings and directs but he is mostly known for his acting skills. Keanu Reeves has a Net Worth $360 million

Net Worth $360 million
Profession Actor, Musician
Date of Birth September 2, 1964
Country of Birth Lebanon
Citizenship Canada, United States
Residence Hollywood Hills, California

Keanu Reeves’ Early Life

Keanu Reeves whose full name is Keanu Charles Reeves was born on the 2nd of September 1964 in Beirut Lebanon to Samuel Nowlin Reeves and Patricia who were of English, American, Irish and Portuguese descent.

Reeves mother was a costume designer and performer but he grew up with his grandmother who was of Chinese descent. Growing up around his grandmother gave the opportunity to learn Chinese foods, language and arts.

Reeves father spent some time in prison for selling heroin and this kept him away from the family. At the age of 12, his parents got divorced leading his mother to move to Sydney and later to New York.

While in New York, she met a Hollywood director by the name Paul Aaron and they both got married in 1970 four years after her divorce.

The marriage didn’t last as they divorced the next year. She reportedly got married four times and got divorced four times.

Reeves studied at four different schools which includes De La Salle College, Etobicoke School of the Arts and Avondale Secondary Alternative School but he got expelled on multiple occasions and couldn’t graduate. He left school to pursue his acting career.

Keanu Reeves’ Career

It may come as a surprise to many but Reeves started out acting at the age of nine. After leaving school, he was able to get a green card and finally moved to Los Angeles at the age of 20.

Reeves having arrived at the land of opportunities made his movie debut in the movie Youngblood(1986) with the help of his manager Erwin Stoff. Reeves went on to feature in movies mostly teen movies and even joined a band up till 1994 when he had his first major breakthrough.

In 1994, starred in the action movie Speed which came as a surprise to many as he Reeves was known to be a feature in comedy movies.

The movie went on to be successful and served as a boost to Reeves career. Reeves made news in 1995 when he refused to act in the sequel of Speed despite been offered $11 million but opted to engage in a musical tour with his band.

Reeves soon hit stardom with his role in the movie Matrix and its subsequent sequels.

The movie went on to achieve great heights and made lots of revenue. Reeves also played in the movie Constantine(2005) where he played the role of removal of demons.

He later quit his band as he decided to focus mainly on his acting career.

Keanu Reeves net worth
NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 05: Keanu Reeves discusses “Replicas” during 2017 New York Comic Con – Day 1 on October 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)

Reeves directed his first movie Man of Tai Chi which took five years to act and finally was released in 2013. The movie’s storyline was based on the life of his friend Tiger Chen.

The movie was acted in China and Hong Kong. Reeves went back to acting and played in the movie Henry’s Crime(2010) and 47 Ronin(2013).

He continued partaking in other forms of art and finally in 2014 decided to partake in the black buster movie John Wick and its sequel. The movie has gone to receive lots of Awards and generated lots of revenues.

Keanu Reeves Net Worth and Earnings

As of today, Keanu Reeves has a net worth of $360 million. He generated from his acting and a bit from his musical tours. He reportedly made over a $100 million from the Matrix movie and its a sequel. He also received over $150 million from the franchise movie John Wick.

Apart from that, he has a movie production company and also a motorcycle company.

He owns a house in Los Angeles which he reportedly bought at a cost of $5 million in 2003. The $5 million home, is 5,600 ft in size and with all necessary facilities. He also has about eight cars and motorcycles in his garage.

Awards and recognition

  • -2000: Blockbuster Entertainment Award Favorite Actor
  • -2000: Golden Slate – Best Actor in a Leading Role for The Matrix (1999) Tied with Hugh Grant for Notting Hill (1999).
  • -2004: Taurus Honorary Award
  • -2005: Star on the Walk of Fame – Motion Picture On 31 January 2005

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