Keanu Reeves Net Worth: How Much Did He Make From His Career?
Keanu Reeves is a Canadian actor who is known for his roles in movies like The Matrix, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, and Speed. His career doesn't seem to be limited to one type of movie. He's done comedies, sci-fi, action, and horror movies.
Reeves is still making progress in his acting career, and he is working on a number of projects. Keanu Reeves was born in Beirut, Lebanon, on September 2, 1964, to Patricia and Samuel Reeves.
Reeves' father left when he was 3 years old, but they kept in touch until Reeves was 6 years old. His mother remarried four times, so Reeves and his family moved around the world before settling in Toronto, Ontario.
Reeves had trouble in school because he had dyslexia and anger issues, but he was great at sports, especially hockey. He went to four schools in five years, mostly because he was kicked out of the others.
Reeves wanted to play hockey professionally, but he got hurt in high school and had to stop. He stopped going to school altogether in the end.
Reeves started acting in plays when he was nine years old. His first show was Damn Yankees.
He quit high school, got his green card, and moved to Los Angeles to live with his ex-stepfather, who was a stage and TV director. Reeves then acted in Hangin' In, as well as in a number of commercials, short films, and plays.
In 1986, he got his big break in the movie River's Edge, which was the start of his career. After this, he was in the hit movie Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure and its follow-up, Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey.
These movies got him started as an actor, but the movies he chose to make kept getting bad reviews. He didn't start getting good reviews and making money at the box office until The Devil's Advocate.
Reeves has also tried his hand at directing. His first film, Man of Tai Chi, came out in 2013. Reeves has done other kinds of work, like writing the book “Ode to Happiness.”
Reeves has also played the bass guitar and helped make movies. Reeves is working on a number of projects that are in different stages of post-production at the moment.
What is Keanu Reeves's Net Worth?
According to Celebritynetworth, Keanu Reeves has an estimated net worth of $380 million. He was paid $10 million upfront for The Matrix, but he ended up making $35 million for just the first movie after negotiating backend fees.
Keanu made an additional $120 million in bonuses for The Matrix 2 and The Matrix 3, and Variety says he paid about $14 million upfront for The Matrix 4. Keanu has made more than $200 million for his part in the series as a whole.
Keanu received between $1 and $2 million for the first John Wick movie and between $2 and $2.5 million for the second one, plus a share of ownership. Most people don't know how much he made for the third movie, but there are rumours that he got $15 million for John Wick Chapter 4, which was a huge hit at the box office. And here's something else: he only said 380 words in the movie, so he made $39,473 per word.
Reeves' pay per movie is very different depending on whether he takes a bigger up-front salary or back-end pay and box office gross bonuses. On the high end, he can get up to $15 million upfront per movie. On the low end, he might only get $1 million upfront for some projects.