That Keanu Reeves net worth is over 350 million dollars should come as no surprise to an avid cinemagoer. The Canadian naturalized actor who is best known for his portrayal of Neo in the 1999 movie Matrix remains one of the most critically acclaimed actors in Hollywood.
Born on the 2nd of November, 1964 in Beirut, Lebanon, to British mother Patricia Bond and Hawaiian-Chinese father, Samuel Nowlin Reeves; the actor who grew up with grandparents in Toronto, claims Canadian nationality.
Keanu Charles Reeves started his showbiz career as a musician before he entered into the field of acting. It is unclear whether that decision was influenced by his mother’s ex-husband, Robert Miller, who was a rock promoter.
Young Keanu excelled at hockey and in sports rather than his academics. This was mostly due to his dyslexia. At De La Salle College in the Oaklands, he earned the nickname “The Wall” due to his prowess as an ice hockey goalie. Then, Keanu dreamed of playing hockey internationally for Canada, those dreams however were cut short when he suffered an injury. He would later play the role of a goalie in his first studio appearance in the 1986 movie Youngblood.
Keanu Reeves, unlike most Hollywood celebrities has not had a string of girlfriends and remains one of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelors. His last known girlfriend, Jennifer Syme, died eighteen months after giving birth to their still-born daughter, Ava Archer Syme-Reeves. Since then, Reeves has not been confirmed to be romantically involved. Rumoured relationships include Cameron Diaz, CharlizeTheron etc.
This is most likely the reason for the Sad Keanu meme which hit the internet in 2010 when a Facebook user dubbed the day (July 15) as the Cheer-up Keanu day. Photos of the star eating alone and seeming depressed spread through blogs, internet forums and news sites.
Keanu Reeves has had multiple stalker invasions in the past year by women, one having broken into his library and the other who was found naked swimming in his pool.
The actor, who has spent 27 years in the cinematographic industry, is worth $350 million dollars and yet, until 2003 he still lived in rented apartments and hotels. This has only given more weight to his eccentricity.
The actor purchased a house in the Hollywood hills worth four million dollars which he calls the Chateau Modern. It is a large rectangular house of over 5,600 square feet. Initially built for an art collector in the 80s, the building commands a view of oceans and city views. It has three bedrooms and bathrooms, three fireplaces, a koi pond and a big infinity swimming pool all behind a security fence.
The action super star loves his bikes, and can often be seen cruising around Hollywood and Los Angeles with them. His favourites are:
His 1973 Norton 850 Commando. This is one of his favourite bikes and while being a classic, it is capable of reaching high speeds and has a powerful engine. The bike which is suitable for long distance trips suits Keanu Reeves nomadic lifestyle.
His Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide, which is a 40 spoke, black tyre machine with low seats and a cushioned chassis.
His West Coast Choppers Bike which he got as a gift on his 40th birthday is worth $50,000. Customized and designed by Jesse James, the bike is old school and yet modernized, minimalist, the perfect blend for the 50 year old Matrix star.
The actor has reportedly spent over $28,000 on bikes alone.
His Porsche 911 (933) C4 decries Keanu Reeves affinity for bikes. But when the weather is foul Keanu rides in his Porsche 911, a stylish coupe which is capable of reaching 172 miles per hour on a 3.6 litre engine. The car is flamboyant like all of Keanu Reeves’ vehicles and defines his personality of ostentatious efficiency.
What would Keanu Reeves net worth be like if he did not give so much away?
The actor is popular for his philanthropy, with over 7 million dollars recorded as his donations to charity. The actor who was quoted as saying “Money is the last thing I think about. I could live on what I have already made for the next few centuries”, gave away $80 million of his $114 million earnings from the Matrix trilogy.
Keanu has also founded a cancer research facility but chooses not to let his name be associated with it. One can only wonder at how much his net worth would be if he did not give out so much. But keep doing good Keanu Reeves!
Keanu Reeves Body Statistics
Height: 186cm or 6 Feet 1 1/4 Inches
Weight: 75kg or 165lbs
Chest: 38 Inches
Waist: 32 Inches