Keanu Charles Reeves was born on September 2nd, 1964 in Beirut, Lebanon. He was born to an English showgirl and an Asian American geologist whose heritage included Chinese and Hawaiian ancestors. The family rarely settled in one place for very long, hopping from Europe to Australia in Keanu’s very early years. His parents divorced in 1966, and Keanu joined his mother and sister in a move to New York City and eventually Canada, where Keanu spent his formative years. Reeves moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career in 1986 at the age of 22. The sometimes dubbed “lonely” actor has never been married and has no children.
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2. Income & Salary
Reeves’ early career included some stage work, commercials and television spots. His first breakout role came in the movie Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure in 1989. The film not only gained worldwide popularity, it garnered over $40 million in the domestic box office. Reeves’ first big pay day would come in 1994’s big-budget action movie, Speed. The actor made $1.2 million for the role of Officer Jack Traven. The film saw major success, making over $350 million worldwide. Reeves finally made the $10 million per movie club with The Matrix trilogy from 1999-2003, making $10 million for the first Matrix and $15 million for each sequel. He was also took home a percent of the profits, making the successful sci-fi trilogy a major money maker for the star.
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3. Estimated Net Worth
Reeves has been relatively quiet in recent years, releasing fewer blockbuster movies and fewer movies in general. His most recent movie, 47 Ronin, has been pushed back from its 2012 release date multiple times and is now set to premiere in December of 2013. Perhaps the new sci-fi, action, fantasy film will re-establish Reeves in the Hollywood scene. However, it’s doubtful he really needs the paycheck as his net worth is estimated at over $350 million. Much of that exorbitant net worth is from making over $250 million for playing Neo in the Matrix trilogy. With hundreds of millions of dollars in the bank, it’s no surprise that Reeves has taken a more laid back attitude to being a film star.