Keanu Reeves whose full name is Keanu Charles Reeves was born on the 2nd of September 1964 in Beirut Lebanon to Samuel Nowlin Reeves and Patricia who were of English, American, Irish and Portuguese descent.
Reeves mother was a costume designer and performer but he grew up with his grandmother who was of Chinese descent. Growing up around his grandmother gave the opportunity to learn Chinese foods, language and arts.
Reeves father spent some time in prison for selling heroin and this kept him away from the family. At the age of 12, his parents got divorced leading his mother to move to Sydney and later to New York.
While in New York, she met a Hollywood director by the name Paul Aaron and they both got married in 1970 four years after her divorce. The marriage didn’t last as they divorced the next year. She reportedly got married four times and got divorced four times.
Reeves studied at four different schools which includes De La Salle College, Etobicoke School of the Arts and Avondale Secondary Alternative School but he got expelled on multiple occasions and couldn’t graduate. He left school to pursue his acting career.
It may come as a surprise to many but Reeves started out acting at the age of nine. After leaving school, he was able to get a green card and finally moved to Los Angeles at the age of 20.
Reeves having arrived at the land of opportunities made his movie debut in the movie Young blood(1986) with the help of his manager Erwin Stoff. Reeves went on to feature in movies mostly teen movies and even joined a band up till 1994 when he had his first major breakthrough. In 1994, starred in the action movie Speed which came as a surprise to many as he Reeves was known to be a feature in comedy movies.
The movie went on to be successful and served as a boost to Reeves career. Reeves made news in 1995 when he refused to act in the sequel of Speed despite been offered $11 million but opted to engage in a musical tour with his band.
Reeves soon hit stardom with his role in the movie Matrix and its subsequent sequels.
The movie went on to achieve great heights and made lots of revenue. Reeves also played in the movie Constantine(2005) where he played the role of removal of demons. He later quit his band as he decided to focus mainly on his acting career.
Reeves directed his first movie Man of Tai Chi which took five years to act and finally was released in 2013. The movie’s storyline was based on the life of his friend Tiger Chen.
The movie was acted in China and Hong Kong. Reeves went back to acting and played in the movie Henry’s Crime(2010) and 47 Ronin(2013). He continued partaking in other forms of art and finally in 2014 decided to partake in the black buster movie John Wick and its sequel. The movie has gone to receive lots of Awards and generated lots of revenues.
Net Worth and Earnings
As of today, Keanu Reeves has a net worth of $360 million. He generated from his acting and a bit from his musical tours. He reportedly made over a $100 million from the Matrix movie and its sequel. He also received over $150 million from the franchise movie John Wick.
Apart from that, he has a movie production company and also a motorcycle company. He owns a house in Los Angeles which he reportedly bought at a cost of $5 million in 2003. The $5 million home, is 5,600 ft in size and with all necessary facilities. He also has about eight cars and motorcycles in his garage.