Despite being in the spotlight, Keanu Reeves is notoriously private. We’ve dug up the most interesting financial facts about everyone’s favorite Hollywood nice guy.
Take the red pill, Neo. It’ll make you rich.
are even available online now.” data-reactid=”62″>You can bet he listens to financial advisers — but getting good financial advice is smart even if you have far less than a nine-figure net worth. Today’s advisers are more affordable than you might think, and are even available online now.
Playing the team’s goalie, Heaver, was a perfect match for Reeves — dubbed “The Wall” during his stellar high school hockey career as a goalie.
getting yourself a simple side gig.” data-reactid=”86″>But the pay for the role could have been better. He reportedly made around $3,000. You could earn far more by getting yourself a simple side gig.
$20,000 to help him out, according to a personal account from Reddit user “kahi.”” data-reactid=”114″>Reeves personally gave him a Christmas bonus of $20,000 to help him out, according to a personal account from Reddit user “kahi.”
“He also was one of the only people on the set that genuinely wanted to know peoples names, would say hello and mean it,” kahi says.
4. He has willingly taken pay cuts
Chicago Tribune.” data-reactid=”139″>”Money is the last thing I think about. I could live on what I’ve already made for the next few centuries,” he told the Chicago Tribune.
5. ‘You get a Harley! You get a Harley!’
He bought them all brand new Harley Davidson motorcycles, which range in price from $7,000 to more than $40,000 today — depending on the model.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer. “I just wanted … to give a bigger thank-you to all these guys who helped me make this.”” data-reactid=”163″>”We were all in this thing, and we were training together beforehand,” Reeves told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. “I just wanted … to give a bigger thank-you to all these guys who helped me make this.”
6. A fan once sued him for $3 million
Toronto Star.” data-reactid=”185″>It sounds like a horrible episode of Maury, but this actually happened, according to the Toronto Star.
Ten years ago, a woman claimed Reeves hypnotized her, impersonated her husband, and fathered all four of her children.
She pushed for $3 million per month in spousal support and $150,000 per month in retroactive child support for her fully adult kids.
Reeves agreed to take a paternity test in 2010, and for once he wasn’t The One. It came back negative, and the judge threw the case out of court.
7. He turned down $11 million
And he turned it down. To star as Hamlet in the Manitoba Theatre Company’s production of Shakespeare’s revenge classic, in Winnipeg, Canada.
Reeves explained the decision to Jimmy Kimmel in an interview:
“It was just a situation in life where I got the script and I read the script and I was like ‘agggghhh.’ It was about a cruise ship…and I was thinking, ‘A bus, a cruise ship… Speed, bus, but then a cruise ship is even slower than a bus and I was like, ‘I love you guys but I just can’t do it.”
Toronto Star as similar work to 1996’s Chain Reaction, which he had just filmed — and he was disillusioned with the prospect of tackling another action movie.” data-reactid=”214″>Reeves also described it to the Toronto Star as similar work to 1996’s Chain Reaction, which he had just filmed — and he was disillusioned with the prospect of tackling another action movie.
8. The homeless star
Reeves holds notoriety, and probably some sort of record, for not owning a home with his significant means until 2003 — close to 18 years after starting his career.
He was essentially homeless and made trailers and hotel rooms his home — he was famously a long-time resident of the legendary Chateau Marmont Hotel in Los Angeles.
$5.95 million and dubbed it his “chateau modern.”” data-reactid=”238″>In 2003, Reeves (finally) purchased a Hollywood mansion for $5.95 million and dubbed it his “chateau modern.”
mortgage rates lower than ever.” data-reactid=”239″>Thinking it’s time to have a “chateau” of your own? This is the perfect time to buy a home, with mortgage rates lower than ever.
9. One of the highest-paid actors ever
It’s hard to say whether he IS the One, just because salaries aren’t always made public, but he’s probably pretty dang close to being the highest-paid actor of all time.
costs as little as $9 a month.” data-reactid=”264″>Studios typically take out lots of insurance to protect their investments in top-dollar actors. In a similar way, you need disability insurance to protect your income in case you ever become too sick or injured to work. A policy costs as little as $9 a month.
10. The billion-dollar man
How much approximately? Something like $5.85 billion worldwide, not adjusted for ticket-price inflation.
Cue air guitar.
11. Keanu loves motorcycles
GQ interview. “Those bikes, those people, those pirates, I think touched that 10-year-old kid in a way.”” data-reactid=”311″>“Where I grew up in Toronto, every summer motorcycle gangs would come into a place called Yorkville,” Reeves says in a GQ interview. “Those bikes, those people, those pirates, I think touched that 10-year-old kid in a way.”
Arch Motorcycle, based in LA.” data-reactid=”312″>His collection is easily worth hundreds of thousands, and he also co-founded a renowned motorcycle company: Arch Motorcycle, based in LA.
you don’t have to pay any fees.” data-reactid=”313″>Reeves has invested a lot of money in bikes. You can invest in stocks — with as little as $5. Investing apps make it easy, and you don’t have to pay any fees.
By all accounts, he’s an amazing guy, but he’s not THAT amazing. This seems to be a commonly misreported story.
The Wall Street Journal that clarifies he cut money out of his contract to better fund the special effects, production and design departments.” data-reactid=”337″>Following the trail of supposed million-dollar handouts led us to an account in The Wall Street Journal that clarifies he cut money out of his contract to better fund the special effects, production and design departments.
13. He had part-time jobs like the rest of us
part-time jobs.” data-reactid=”359″>When Reeves was a teenager, saving up for his move to Hollywood, he worked two part-time jobs.
He sharpened ice skates at a local arena in Toronto, plus worked at a gourmet Italian grocery store.