Keanu Reeves Net Worth 2019: How Reeves Earned His Millions?


Keanu Reeves Net Worth: Keanu Reeves is famous for his acting and throughout his career, he’s appeared in numerous blockbuster film’s. His popularity increased after he starred in a science fiction action series called The Matrix. He didn’t first start as a movie star, he’s been active as a musician for over a decade and played bass guitar in a band called Dogstar. As of 2019, the updated Net Worth of Keanu Reeves estimates $360 million USD.

The one and only Keanu Charles Reeves, was born to parents Samuel Nowlin Reeves, Jr. and mother Patricia, in Beirut, Lebanon on the 2nd of September, 1964. When Keanu first started his career in Hollywood, his agent thought his first name was too exotic for ordinary people. He obtained his name “Keanu” after his uncle Henry Keanu Reeves and also means a cooling breeze raising from Hawaiian mountains.

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His mother is an English costume designer from Essex and his father is an American man from the state of Hawaii. In an unfortunate situation, his father abandoned his family when Keanu was just three years old.

Keanu had grown up in Toronto near the studio Nimbus 9 where his mother used to work as a costume designer. According to his mother, one time, the Rock legend, Alice Cooper babysat him, although the Reeves doesn’t recollect it very well.

Keanu’s father was caught at the international airport for selling Heroin for which his father had to spend a brief of time in jail. His mother remarried after his parent’s divorce, and since then Keanu was known to have three stepdads.

Keanu struggled with Dyslexia in school, which made learning difficult for him. He went to four high schools, during a five year period, which included the Etobicoke School of the Arts, where he actually got himself expelled.

Keanu donated 70% of his pay from The Matrix and a percentage of his earnings to Leukemia research, as his best friends and sister Kim was diagnosed with leukemia a few years ago. His sister suffered going through so much pain and endured a long battle with cancer before she eventually was cured.

Keanu was already famous in his career when he landed for the first Matrix film, and at that point was paid $10 million up front. Since the film went on to become a huge success he ended up earning more than $114 million and was said that he choose to hand over $80 million to the films, special effects, and makeup staff believing they worked just as hard and deserved extra pay, which also included a Harley Davidson motorcycle as a gift to 12 stuntmen team.

Keanu used to play bass guitar in a band. He was a member of a group called Dogstar, an American alternative rock band active from the mid-1990s to the early two thousand. The band is known to have performed at music festivals in major nations and managed to release two albums — Our Little Visionary (r. 1996), Happy Ending (r. 2000) and an EP Quattro Formaggi before the band broke up.

At 16 years old, he made his first television debut in a Coca-Cola commercial and was his first major acting gig. Later he went on to make his first studio movie appearance in 1986’s Youngblood where he played the character of “Heaver.”

Keanu didn’t perform well in school, but he did perform well in sports and almost was on an edge to become a hockey star. He took a keen interest in Ice Hockey and in fact, was so good that his teammates nicknamed him “The Wall.” Others say he could’ve had a career playing in the NHL, but suffered an injury ending his hockey dream, that’s why he chose acting.

Keanu tried to bring a different kind of inspiration in his creative work, he wrote the text for the picture book, Ode to Happiness. The book is a poem penned by Keanu with a lion on each page accompanied by simple blotted ink drawings by the artist, Alexandra Grant.

Keanu now resides in the Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles, California, and his neighbor is none other than Leonardo Dicaprio. Back then, he did’t own a mansion, he preferred to live in rental homes or in hotels and was a long term resident of the Chateau Marmont Hotel, but eventually, he bought his own place in LA in the Hollywood Hills area.

After winning the MTV Award for most desirable male in his 1991’s film Point Break, he was offered the lead in the 1994’s film Speed starring opposite Sandra Bullock. The film was a huge success. however, when it came to the films, sequel Speed 2: Cruise Control, Keanu turned down the role offer for $11 million, as he didn’t agree to the script.

Keanu is a true philanthropist and has set up a cancer charity where he still donates money but choosing not to attach his name to the organization. The actor also supports PETA org, SickKids Foundation and Stand Up To Cancer.

Keanu’s girlfriend Jennifer Syme gave birth early eight months into her pregnancy to Ava Archer Syme Reeves who was tragically Stillborn. A year after the death of their child, the couple struggled to cope with their loss and unfortunately ended their relationship. A year after the death of their child… Syme was driving alone in Los Angeles when she crashed her jeep and died instantly. Since then, Reeves has not been known to have involved in any relationships publicly.

Since he was 22 years old, the actor has been an avid rider and motorcycle collector, and his favorite bike is the Norton Commando. While filming in Munich, Germany, he saw a girl with her Kawasaki Enduro motorcycle, after which, she taught him how to ride it. He later bought one that looked similar and then he kept buying and buying more.

Later, he met his business partner Gard Hollinger, a motorcycle builder with years of experience. The two got talking and eventually started the company Arch Motorcycle, and even released its first product, the KRGT-1 based on a bike he built for Reeves shortly after they met.

How Much Is Keanu Reeves Net Worth?

Кеаnu Rееvеѕ hаѕ mаdе over half of his fortune from асtіng іn оvеr 70 fіlmѕ and is believed to be оnе оf thе grеаtеѕt асtоrѕ in Hollywoods history. Reeves has netted $1.2 million from 1994’s action film Speed. The Matrix paid him $10 million for featuring as the lead in the film, and another 15 million plus for the second and third film sequels.  

Even at this age, he keeps busy with a wide variety of projects, and has been endured as the nicest people in the course of his life. A bіggеr chunk оf Keanu Reeves nеt wоrth comes from movies like Ѕрееd (earnings $1.2 mіllіоn), Johnny Mnemonic (earnings $2 mіllіоn) Тhе Dеvіl’ѕ Аdvосаtе (earnings $8 mіllіоn), and Тhе Маtrіх Frаnсhіѕе for аrоund $140 mіllіоn in total.

Тhе Маtrіх Frаnсhіѕе саn bе tеrmеd аѕ Кеаnu’s bеѕt endeavors till date, the savvy deal made him one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars аnd wе саn’t wait to ѕее how much net worth he tops in near future. As of 2019, Keanu Reeves Net Worth stands at an estimated worth of $360 million USD.

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