Keanu Reeves Made Over $39,000 Per Word for ‘John Wick’ Chapter 4, and His Net Worth Is HUGE

Keanu Reeves Made Over $39,000 Per Word for ‘John Wick’ Chapter 4, and His Net Worth Is HUGE
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Ever wonder how much Keanu Reeves has in the bank thanks to appearing in some of the most major movie franchises of all time? You're truly not prepared. Like, this man's John Wick salary alone has me gasping, and I, for one, would happily plug myself into the Matrix just to get a fraction of his earnings. Point is: Keanu is rich, and considering he's truly a floppy-haired gem of a human, we couldn't be happier. Let's dive into his total net worth and his pay-per-movie!

Keanu Reeves's Movie Earnings

Credit goes to Celebrity Net Worth for amassing all this info—and if you're wondering where Matrix and John Wick are on this list, we broke out those earnings into their own sections due to reasons best described as 🤑🤑🤑.

Youngblood (1986)


Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)


Speed (1994)

$1.2 million

Johnny Mnemonic (1995)

$2 million

The Devil's Advocate (1997)

$8 million

What Did Keanu Reeves Make for the Matrix Movies?

So much, truly. According to Celebrity Net Worth, he pocketed an upfront salary of $10 million for The Matrix, but thanks to negotiating backend fees, he ended up making $35 million for just the first movie. Keanu went on to make $120 million in bonuses for The Matrix 2 and The Matrix 3, *and* Variety reports he made ~$14 million upfront for The Matrix 4. All together, Keanu has earned over $200 million for his role in the franchise.

Did Keanu Reeves Give Away 70% of His Matrix Salary?

There have been rumors that Keanu donated 70 percent of his Matrix earnings to charity, but his publicist debunked this, saying, "The story is not true, Keanu Reeves did not donate 70 percent of his salary to charity."

That said, Keanu is famous for his generosity and charitable giving, with one anonymous friend telling Page Six, "Keanu’s given away a lot of money and done a lot more for people than most will ever know. He knows how lucky he is. Unlike many Hollywood mega stars, he never takes any of this for granted.”

The actor is also known for giving away money on set, with one anon Hollywood production source saying, “Trust me, stunt guys are all dying to work with Keanu. Not just for the gifts. It’s because he takes them so seriously and credits them with helping contribute to his success. Stuntmen, fight trainers—these people rarely get that.”

What Did Keanu Reeves Make for the John Wick Movies?

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Keanu got between $1-2 million for the first John Wick movie and $2-2.5 million for the sequel—plus an ownership stake. His salary for the third movie isn't widely known, but there are rumors/reports that he took home $15 million for John Wick Chapter 4, which has been an enormous box office success. And get this: he reportedly spoke just 380 words in the film, meaning he made $39,473 per word.

What Is Keanu Reeves's Net Worth, in Total?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Keanu Reeves has a total net worth of $380 million. Truly mind-boggling. And pretty sure that doesn't even take into account his mansions in the Hollywood Hills and in Hawaii! Either way, Keanu isn't stressing over his $$$$ As he reportedly put it back in 2006, “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 more important.”

I mean, true, but also would v much enjoy $380 million.

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