“Money doesn’t mean anything to me”: Despite $15,000,000 Demand For John Wick 4, Keanu Reeves Feels One Thing That is Way More Important to Him Than Money

Actor Keanu Reeves is Hollywood’s gem. The actor has showcased his remarkable acting skills in a wide range of film genres, making him one of the most beloved and respected actors in the entertainment industry. He first gained recognition after he starred as Neo in 1999’s The Matrix.

Modern audiences know him as John Wick as he played the titular character in four movies over the past decade. He has generated a lot of income from his roles, however, it doesn’t mean anything to him. He cares very little about how much he earns from Hollywood.

Keanu Reeves doesn’t care about the money

Keanu Reeves as John Wick
Keanu Reeves as John Wick

In 2006, actor Keanu Reeves appeared in an interview with Hollywood and explained what he values more than money,

“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.”

Without a doubt, Reeves is Hollywood’s most loved actor. He has always followed his passion without thinking about the money.

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Keanu Reeves prefers quality over money

Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves

Reeves’ role as Officer Jack Traven in 1994’s Speed was outstanding. When a sequel was planned, the actor was asked to reprise his character, however, he declined because he didn’t like the script. The actor was offered a significant amount of money but he still refused.

In the 2000 movie, The Replacements, Reeves cut his salary so that the filmmakers could afford Gene Hackman to star in the movie. Reeves was interested in working with the star so cutting his salary wasn’t a big deal for him.

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How much has Keanu Reeves earned from his movies?

Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves’ net worth is estimated to be around $380 million. The actor has earned most of his income from his movies. The actor was paid $10 million to play the role of Neo in 1999’s The Matrix. On top of that, he was also given 10% of the movie’s earnings. With three more Matrix movies, the actor has earned over $40 million just from The Matrix franchise.

He was offered $15 million for the iconic role of John Wick in the first John Wick movie. The movie was praised by fans all over the world and made Reeves even more popular. As a result, three more John Wick movies were made.

It wasn’t always like that, the actor was paid $3000 for the role of Heaver in Youngblood (1986). He worked hard over the years and has proven his versatility as an actor. Known for his humble and down-to-earth persona, Reeves has continued to captivate audiences with his strong screen presence.

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Source: Hollywood

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