Keanu Reeves Net Worth, Early Life, Career and More
Keanu Reeves’s full name “Keanu Charles Reeves” is a famous Canadian actor, producer, and musician. He was born in Beirut, Lebanon on Sept 2, 1964 (aged 55). Reeves started his career in 1985 from a short movie ‘One step away’. He also appeared in several other movies in the same year which are a crime movie River’s Edge, TV films Babes in Toyland, Act of Vengeance and Brotherhood of Justice. He got fame from the movie Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure in 1989. This was a science fiction movie in which he played the role of a time-traveler slacker named ‘Theodore’. He played a leading role in several movies in the 90s era which includes Point Break, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, My Own Private Idaho, Speed. In the mid-90s, he faced a career set back when some of his movies poorly flopped at the box office. These movies include Johnny Mnemonic and Chain Reaction in 1995 and 1996.
In the 21st century, he played fantastic roles in two of the sequels ‘The Matrix Reloaded’ and ‘The Matrix Revolutions’. Other blockbuster movies include Constantine, Thumbsucker, John Wick, John Wick: Chapter 2 & 3 and a TV series Swedish Dicks.
Keanu Reeves Net Worth as of 2020
The current net worth of Keanu Reeves is $360 million. Most of his income has come from movies in which he charges an average of $15 million per movie. The lowest pay Reeves received in his acting career was $3000 for the movie The Wall and the highest he was paid for the final two sequels of The Matrix, in which he was paid $30 million. For all the sequels of The Matrix, he was given an upfront salary of $10 million per month. He was paid $53 million from The Matrix as the pay was increased due to inflation. He also earned around $120 million in bonuses from the second and third sequels of The Matrix movie, a total of $200 million. His movie Speed earned a total gross revenue of $350.5 million internationally and domestically.
For his role in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, he earned $95,000 and $1.2 million from Speed. He also turned down the offer of $11 million to appear in Sequel of Speed. He also earned $2 million from Johnny Mnemonic and $8 million from The Devil’s Advocate.
The Early Life of Keanu Reeves
Born in Lebanon, his father Samuel Reeves a geologist and mother Patricia Taylor a showgirl and costume designer. His father died when he was 3 years old. His mother Patricia used to travel during his childhood to Hawaii, Australia, Canada and New York where he was raised. At the age of 17, he was dropped down from high school and he attended four high schools before that.
River Phoenix, best friend of Reeves was one of the most gifted actors of his time. Their first meeting was during a film I Love You to Death and became best friends since then. Reeves was offered the movie My Own Private Idaho. He gave this role to Phoenix driving 1000 miles on his motorcycle to deliver the script to his best friend. Later on, Phoenix died in 1993 at the age of 23 during this movie due to drug addiction.
Reeves started his career in 1979 when he was only 15 years. He began working as an actor and appeared in the stage production named ‘Romeo and Juliet’.
In 1986, Keanu Reeves was seen performing in his movie ‘River’s Edge’ – which premiered a group of teenagers badly affected by a horrible murder. This movie was proved to be his successful film which is why he offered more roles in the film and drama industry.
In the 1990s, he further worked in Point Break, Dracula, Speed and Johnny Mnemonic films which were his blockbusters.
Afterward, he was offered the main roles in popular movies including, The Gift, The Watcher, and a comedy sitcom The Replacements in the early 2000s.
Later on, he performed fairly in drama serials named The Lake House in 2006, Street Kings’ in the year 2008 and The Private Life of Pippa Lee’ in the next year 2009.
In 2011, he worked for a documentary of the photochemical movie by the camera technology known as ‘Side by Side’.
Reeves starred in John Wick thriller movie in 2014, in John Wick: Chapter 2 in 2017 and again in John Wick: Parabellum in the year 2019. For these films, he got positive feedback from the audience.
Afterward, Reeves worked with his co-star Winona Ryder in the 2018 film Destination Wedding. In 2019, he also performed in John Wick: Parabellum (Chapter 3). Additionally, he is going to perform in the next session of John Wick film, scheduled to be released on May 21, 2021.
Keanu Reeves has won 10 major awards out of 29 he was nominated for. These awards include CinemaCon Award in 2016, Bambi Award (Best Actor – International) in 2008 for the movie ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’, winner of Teen Choice Award in 2006 for movies ‘Choice Liplock’ and ‘The Lake House’, Walk of Fame award in 2005 for Motion Picture and World Stunt Awards in 2004.
A Blockbuster Entertainment Award (Favorite Actor – Action/Science Fiction) and MTV Movie Award (Best Fight) in 2000 for ‘The Matrix’, Csapnivalo Award (Best Actor in a Leading Role) in 2000 for ‘The Matrix’ and ‘Notting Hill’, MTV Movie Award (Best Fight) in 2000 Bravo Otto Award (Best Actor) in 1994 for ‘Schauspieler’.
Also the MTV Movie Award (Best On-Screen Duo) for the movie ‘Speed’ and ‘Point Break’ as a Most Desirable Male in 1995 and 1992 respectively.
Keanu Reeves is no doubt a multi-millionaire. His wealth kept on increasing from time to time and has purchased many properties.
His major investment is a 5,607 square feet mansion in Hollywood hills worth $8.07 million in 2019, which he bought for $4.85 million in 2003. Apart from his favorite motorcycle Norton Commando 850 MK II Roadster which price ranges from $14,000 to $79,000, he also owns a brand named ARCH motorcycle in which he has a partnership with Gard Hollinger.
His motorcycle brand has manufactured three most famous bikes that are worth $78,000 each. His worth also includes two choppers named West Coast and Harley Davidson worth $50,000 and $28,000 respectively.