Keanu Reeves Net Worth is $350 million
Quick facts about Keanu Reeves
Date of birth: September 2, 1964
Place of birth: Beirut, Lebanon
Keanu Reeves was born Keanu Charles Reeves on September 2, 1964, in Beirut, Lebanon. Although most commonly known for his acting career, he is also a musician, director, musician, producer and author. Although a self-proclaimed Canadian, he is an American icon for his domination of the silver screen for over three decades. From his first role in Bill and Ted films to the role in the Matrix films, he has gone from the dumb sidekick to some significantly serious roles. A talent with range, he has been able to break out of his typecast origins and show us what he is capable of.
Born to a mother from England and a father from Hawaii, his mother was working in Beirut when she had him. His father abandoned the family when Reeves was just three, which led Reeves to be moved around frequently, switching stepfathers with just as much frequency. At the age of nine, he appeared in his first role in the theater production of Damn Yankees. Dropping out of school at the age of 15, well before graduating, he got a green card and moved to Los Angeles at the age of 18. Starting out, he did many commercials and had small roles on television. His first real movie was Youngblood.
His big break was when he was cast for a role in the movie A River’s Edge. A breakout film, it was critically acclaimed and gave him the push he needed to score more roles. From there, he appeared in several late 80s films that became hugely successful and made him a household name. In 1991, Reeves became a bass guitarist in the band Dogstar. Making a modest showing Dogstar was a grundge band that had a moderate following. It was also the time when he was able to shed his teen roles and to be cast in more serious movies like Speed and A Walk In The Clouds.
Not just an actor, Reeves is a smart businessman. He founded his own production company, Company Films. He is also a co-founder of Arch Motorcycle Company, which is a company that builds and customizes motorcycles. In 1999, Reeves had a string of personal tragedies. Losing his first daughter with long-term girlfriend, Jennifer Syme, the baby was stillborn. 18 months later, Syme died in a car accident which impacted him greatly. It was during the time when the Matrix had hit an all-time popularity, so not much time was afforded to deal with his grief.
Reeves is reportedly worth over $350 million dollars. Making good decisions on movie roles, and a lot of luck, he has made it to the top. Not a stable childhood, his adult life has not been very consistent either. Business ventures and the Matrix have allowed his wealth to grow to considerable heights. In 2005, he was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Highly underestimated, he continues to surprise his fans and critics alike. Breaking out of typecasting in his 20s, he continues to take roles that challenge what we think he is capable of. Each time he proves his talent is so much more than given credit for.