Keanu Reeves has managed to turn ‘The Matrix’ into a multimillion franchise with his acting skills, but how much did he make from the movie?
Over the years, the actor has proved to people that he has the ability to do various roles. Right from playing Frank in ‘Destination Wedding’ to Neo in ‘The Matrix,’ Keanu has managed to wow people time and again.
Keeping this in mind, it does not come as a surprise that the actor has managed to grow his net worth.
How much did Keanu Reeves make from ‘The Matrix’?
The exact amount of how much Keanu has earned for Matrix is unknown. However, as per ABC, the actor has a base salary of $10 million. At the same time, Keanu has managed to earn $35 million from the back-end deal.
Doing the math, it is possible that Keanu earns close to $50 million from the movies. However, the actor has been all about giving credit where it’s due. Hence, he did not think twice when he decided to give away $75 million to the ‘Matrix’ Crew.
The movie went to individuals who were involved in special effects and designer crews. It has been reported that the actor thought they were the ones who deserved the money.
The actor’s net worth explored
As per Celebrity Net Worth, Keanu has a net worth of $380 million. At first, the actor started off with small roles in television shows, commercials, stage productions, and others.
He got his big break in 1986 when he was cast in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. As per the outlet, the movie managed to gross over $40 million. Following this, Keanu was given various roles in movies.
This also helped him land ‘Speed,’ a movie for which he won two Academy Awards. Meanwhile, ‘The Matrix’ has grossed over $1.6 billion.
What the actor has said about money
Keanu has always been one of those actors who are open to helping others. In fact, in an interview with Hollywood.com in 2006, the actor admitted he does not care about money.
He said: “Money doesn’t mean anything to me. I’ve made a lot of money, but I want to enjoy life and not stress myself building my bank account. I give lots away and live simply, mostly out of a suitcase in hotels. We all know that good health is much more important.”