Keanu Reeves was born in 1964, in Lebanon, Beirut, but he is known as a Canadian actor and musician. His English mother entitles him to British citizenship, while, by naturalization, he has Canadian citizenship. Reeves spent a big part of his childhood as a globe-trotter, with the entire family. Finally, they decided to settle in Toronto, becoming Canadian citizens. Reeves suffered from dyslexia, and his education suffered because of this. However, he was an excellent goaltender for his school's hockey team.
Keanu Reeves Net Worth - $350 Million
Birth Name - Keanu Charles Reeves
Date of birth - September 2, 1964
Zodiac Sign - Virgo
Birth Place - Beirut, Lebanon
Nationality - American | British | Canadian
Height - 6′ 1″
Profession - Musician, Film producer, Voice Actor, Film director
After a successful performance in a school play based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the young man abandoned hockey and decided to pursue an acting career. He started with minor roles in television series, stage productions and commercials. Youngblood was his debut on the big screen, followed by several co-starring roles.
Box office success came in 1989, with Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, a production that brought him about $40 million. Keanu Reeves continued with other films, such as Point Break and dramatic films like Little Buddha, My Own Private Idaho, and Dangerous Liaisons.
The success of Speed, in 1994, brought him two Academy Awards, accompanied by $350.5 million revenue domestically and internationally. Reeves found the time to co-found a band named Dogstar with Robert Mailhouse and play bass guitar. On stage, he played Hamlet at the Manitoba Theatre Centre.
The next success came with The Matrix franchise. This sci-fi action trilogy had $1.6 billion total gross revenue. As a recognition of his repeated successes, Keanu Reeves received a star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood, in 2005, January.
In business, Keanu Reeves founded the Company Films production company with Stephen Hamel. In 2010, this company produced the film Henry’s Crime. As an avid motorcyclist, Reeves co-founded and is a co-owner of a business that builds and sells custom motorcycles, named Arch Motorcycle Company. These businesses also added to Keanu Reeves net worth, currently estimated at $350 million.
Reeves is also known as an active contributor to charitable enterprises. He set up a charity foundation supporting cancer sufferers, but did not want to associate his name with the organization. He also supported the Sick Kids Foundation, PETA and Stand Up to Cancer, motivated by his sister Kim’s fight against leukemia.
Reeves reportedly gave about $80 million of the $114 million earnings of The Matrix Revolutions and The Matrix Reloaded to the makeup and special effects staff. Reeves claims that, for him, money is and will continue to be the last thing to worry about.