Net Worth: $65 Million
- Source of Wealth Actor, Screenwriter, Producer
- Birth Place Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
- Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)
- Marital Status Married (Luciana Barroso)
- Full Name Matthew Paige "Matt" Damon
- Nationality United States
- Date of Birth October 8, 1970
- Ethnicity American
- Occupation Actor, Screenwriter, Producer, Philanthropist
- Children 4 (Alexia Barroso, Isabella Damon, Gia Zavala Damon, Stella Damon)
American actor, screenwriter, and philanthropist, Matt Damon, has an estimated net worth $65 million. Going from obscure actor to Hollywood golden boy in just a handful of years, Matt Damon became an instant sensation when he co-wrote and starred in Good Will Hunting. With his Best Original Screenplay Oscar (shared by co-writer and co-star Ben Affleck), he was ensured a place on the Hollywood “It” boy roster.
A product of Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he was born on October 8, 1970, Damon grew up in prosperous surroundings with his tax preparer father, college professor mother, and older brother. At the age of ten, he made the acquaintance of one Ben Affleck, a boy two years his junior who lived down the street. The two became best friends and professional collaborators. Educated at Cambridge’s Rindge and Latin School, Damon was accepted at Harvard University, where he studied for three years before dropping out to pursue his acting career.During his time there, he had to write a screenplay for an English class: it went unfinished, but it later dusted off and turned into Good Will Hunting, his big break.
Before Good Will Hunting was released in 1997, Damon won some measure of recognition for his role as a drug-addicted soldier in Courage Under Fire; various industry observers praised his performance and his dedication to the part, for which he lost forty pounds and suffered resulting health problems. Any praise Damon may have received, however, was overshadowed the following year by the accolades he garnered for Good Will Hunting. His Oscar win and strong performance in the film virtually guaranteed industry adulation and steady employment. Damon has since starred in commercially successful films such as Saving Private Ryan (1998), the Ocean’s trilogy, and the Bourne series.
Salary according to IMDB:
The Brothers Grimm (2005) $10,000,000
The Bourne Identity (2002) $10,000,000
Ocean’s Eleven (2001) $5,000,000
All the Pretty Horses (2000) $5,500,000
The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000) $7,000,000
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) $5,000,000
Rounders (1998) $600,000