Matt Damon net worth is $75 million
Quick facts about Matt Damon
Date of birth: October 8, 1970
Place of birth: Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
Matt Damon is an actor who can do it all. Being the boy next door, he has played characters from assassin to mob rat, but his claim to fame started when he wrote a little screenplay called Good Will Hunting. Born Matthew Page Damon on October 8, 1970, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he has gone on to become a screenwriter, a producer, an actor, a voice actor and a philanthropist. One of Forbes list most bankable stars, he is famed for being one of the top 40 highest grossing stars of the silver screen. Achieving an Academy Award and a Golden Globe, he was also awarded a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Born to a stockbroker and a teacher, he was an awkward teen, who found solace in pretending to be someone other than who he was. Not a likely leading man, his short stature was something that became an obstacle to his acting career. Excelling at school, he attended Harvard University, but never graduating, he chose to drop out to pursue his acting career. Good Will Hunting, his big break, was born from an English class exercise.
In his early twenties, he appeared in several small roles including School Ties and Courage Under Fire. It wasn’t until his famous screenplay that he became an A-lister. Instant fame was brought to both him and Affleck, not only for their writing, but also for their acting abilities to make it come alive. The awards that resulted made him and his partner two of the most sought out actors of their generation. Not only riveting audiences with his serious roles, he is also known as a comedic actor for his quick wit and dry humor. Taking on many challenging roles, there seems to be no end to his talent.
Having a distinct Boston accent, he has also excelled as the voice of many animated characters. He has also been the voice of TD Ameritrade, and the narrator of many award winning documentaries. He is also someone who is outspoken and not afraid to laugh at himself. A comedic act on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show showed that he didn’t enjoy being bumped, or kicked around. Estimated to be worth $75 million, his wealth stems not only from his acting and writing, but as a producer and a celebrity that can make a success of anything.
Residing in Los Angeles with his wife and family, the one thing that he is known most for is a faithful and good family man. Taking on many humanitarian causes, he gives back to the world any chance he can. Politically outspoken, he isn’t afraid to voice his brash opinions and stand for causes he believes in. Unlike other A-listers, he doesn’t just throw money at a cause; he seeks to give his time too. One of the most famous actors of all time, he is no longer the awkward teen who had a hard time fitting in.