Keanu Reeves, the Canadian actor, director and musician who is known for his role in Bill and Ted franchise and The Matrix series is worth $350 million as of 2018. The actor who began an acting career at a very young age is known for living a modest lifestyle.

Early Life

Keanu Charles Reeves was born in Beirut, Lebanon. Reeves moved to different parts of the world frequently and lived with various stepfathers.

When he was 15, he worked as a production assistant on Aaron’s film. Reeves attended four high schools within five years including Etobicoke School of the Arts, De La Salle College and Avondale Secondary Alternative School and dropped out of high school when he was seventeen to pursue a career in acting.

Career

Acting

Reeves began a career in acting at the very age of nine when he appeared on various stage productions. He also had a job sharpening ice skates at the beginning of his career. He also worked as a manager at a pasta restaurant. In the early 80s, Reeves appeared on commercials, short films and staged works.

He made his movie debut in Youngblood in 1986. After appearing in minor roles, Reeves rose to fame in the early 90s for his performances in blockbuster films including Bill and Ted franchise, Point Break, Speed, John Wick franchise, The Devil’s advocate, Constantine and The Matrix. Reeves is known for his versatility, character adoptability, generosity and negotiating a lower payment for himself.

Reeves has appeared in over 60 movies most of which became blockbuster hits. He has also appeared in the TV series including Hangin’ In, Night Heat, Comedy Factory, Trying Times, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventures and Swedish Dicks.

Reeves has won numerous awards including Bambi Awards, Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, CinemaCon Awards, MTV Movie Award and Teen Choice Award. People magazine chose him as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world in 1995. He was also ranked #23 in Empire Magazine’s “The Top 100 Movie Stars of all the Time” list. Reeves has received a Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Music

Reeves is also a musician and has had a career in music for over a decade. In 1991, Reeves and his actor friend Robert Mailhouse formed a band “Dogstar”, and they both began to perform for the live audience. Reeves played the bass guitar. The band became well-known because of the two well-established actors. Gregg Miller and Bret Domrose later joined the band. The band has released two albums “Our Little Visionary” in 1996 and “Happy Ending” in 2000. The band got dissolved in 2002.

Reeves was also a part of the band “Becky” but quit the band in 2005 to focus on acting.

Business

Reeves co-founded a production company, Company Films and helped produce “Henry’s Crime”, a film in which Reeves stars.

Reeves is an avid motorcyclist, and he co-founded Motorcycle Company, which builds and sells custom motorcycles.

Keanu Reeves Net Worth

The Canadian actor is worth a whopping $350 million, and his annual earnings estimate at around $41 million. His most famous role to date is in “The Matrix”. Reeves was paid $10 million upfront to film Matrix and ended up earning $35 million total after the film became a huge hit.

House and Auto Collection

Compared to many celebrities, Reeves is known to lead a simple life. He currently resides in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles which he purchased in 2003 for $5 million. He also owns an apartment in Manhattan.

An avid motorcyclist, Reeves owns two Norton Commando motorcycles, a Harley Davidson Dyna Wide Glide and a West Coast Choppers bike. He also owns Porsche 911 C4,

Endorsements

Before he became famous, Reeves appeared on commercials for Coca-Cola and Kellogg’s Cornflakes. He promotes Santory Reserves in Japan. The actor also endorses Arch Motorcycle.

Philanthropy

Reeves is widely famous for his generosity. The actor has also involved in various philanthropic activities. He set up a cancer charity and is very supportive of cancer research.

He donated his autographed Talent Pass from 2006 MTV Movie Awards to the Bid 2 Beat AIDS auction benefitting LIFEbeat. He has also donated to Brad Pitt’s “Make it Right” Project. He also hangs out homeless people

He also supports organisations like PETA, the SickKids Foundation, Angelwear, City of Hope, CoachArt, Entertainment Industry Foundation, LIFEbeat and Stand Up to Cancer.

Conclusion

Keanu Reeves is one of the most sought-after actors for his adaptability and generosity. Even with the depression phase that he went through after the birth of his stillborn daughter from his girlfriend, Reeves has managed to get over it in the serenest way possible. He is currently working on other film projects, and we know it for sure, they are going to be blockbuster hits worldwide.

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Keanu Reeves, the Canadian actor, director and musician who is known for his role in Bill and Ted franchise and The Matrix series is worth $350 million as of 2018. The actor who began an acting career at a very young age is known for living a modest lifestyle.
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