The Matrix is considered to be among the best science fiction films of all time, so its protagonist Keanu Reeves must be one of the highest-paid actors... But not just for that.
Keanu Charles Reeves is a Canadian actor, film producer and director, musician, and comic book writer. While he was born in Beirut, Lebanon, the sensational Canadian actor was raised in Toronto, Canada.
In most of his movies, Reeves plays the action hero who saves the world from imminent danger. The actor’s efforts haven’t gone unnoticed, as he has since won three MTV Movie Awards.
In addition to his impressive acting skills, Keanu Reeves has also had a successful career as a film director and narrator. Reeves’s directorial debut came with the film Man of Tai Chi. Some of the films he has narrated include the television documentaries, Mifune: The Last Samurai and Deep Web.
Reeves’ earlier movies may not have earned him some huge paychecks. For instance, he took home a paltry $3000 for his role in Youngblood and $95,000 from Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.
But when he played Neo in The Matrix Revolutions (2003), it was one of his most popular parts, the films grossed $1.6 billion, with Reeves earning a cool $250 million from the whole series.
He has a net worth of $400 million. As you may have guessed by now, a substantial portion of his net worth comes from his successful career in acting, voice acting, and film directing. But another remarkable thing about his career is that Reeves hasn’t earned his entire fortune from just that.
He is also an astute businessman. Reeves is associated with Company Films, a film production company that has played an instrumental role in some of his recent films. He is also the founder of Arch Motorcycle Company, which sells fancy motorcycles.
Keanu Reeves is known for being one of the nicer movie stars around, generously donating to charity out of the kindness of his heart rather than because it's a career PR boost.