How much is Matt Damon Worth? $170 Million
How did Matt Damon earn his money and wealth?
Born of an English as well as Scottish ancestry from his father’s side, Matt Damon is an actor who took birth in the year 1970 at Cambridge in Massachusetts, the U.S. Along with his acting skills, Damon also possess skills for being a screenwriter, philanthropist as well as a film producer. He ranks high amidst the “Most Bankable Stars” list by the Forbes magazine.
Damon is amidst one of the stars with the highest grossing income of all times. Damon has also received numerous accolades which include Academy Award with five major nominations along with two awards by Golden Globe from 8 nominations. He has also been nominated for six awards by the Emmy and two by the British Academy Film Awards. Damon has collaborated with actor and friend, Ben Affleck on countless occasions, all of which have proved to be successful ventures. He was the producer of Manchester by the Sea (2016) which starred Casey Affleck in the leading role. The movie received many Academy Award nominations of which were Best Producer and Best Actor which Casey Affleck won.
Damon started his career in acting with a high school based theatre production where he showed his acting skills. His professional debut as an actor began with the movie “Mystic Pizza” which was released in the year 1988. He garnered huge attention when he starred in the movie which he wrote himself named “Good Will Hunting”. In this movie, he worked alongside Ben Affleck. The huge success of this movie earned him an Academy Award as well as the Golden Globe Award for the category of Best Screenplay. Damon also earned a nomination in the category of Best Actor in the Academy Awards.
He continued to bag attention as well as praise from the critics for numerous roles in movies such as “Saving Private Ryan” in 1998, “The Talented Mr. Ripley” in 1999, “Dogma” in 1999, “Syriana” in 2005, and “The Departed” which was released in the year 2006. He was also a star of the Bourne franchise with his role as “Jason Bourne”. The franchise was released between the years 2002 and 2016. He also performed the role of a con man in the movie series named “Ocean’s Trilogy” that released between the year 2001 and 2007. He also received an Academy Award for the category of Best Supporting Actor in the movies such as “Invictus” in 2009 and “The Martian”.
Damon bagged an Emmy for the portrayal of the role of Scott Thorson in the movie biopic named “Behind the Candelabra” in the year 2013. He also produced a reality-based series named “Project Greenlight”. He also has interest in charity work which includes campaigns for organizations such as H2O Africa Foundation, Feeding America, Water.org and ONE Campaign. Matt Damon has also participated in voice-over for animated as well as documentary movies. Matt Damon has made numerous appearances on talk shows in the years that include Ellen, Jimmy Kimmel Live, among others.
What are the highest grossing movies of Matt Damon?
1-The Martian (2015): $228,433,663
2-The Bourne Ultimatum (2007): $227,471,070
3-Saving Private Ryan (1998): $216,540,909
4-Ocean’s Eleven (2001): $183,417,150
5-The Bourne Supremacy (2004): $176,241,941
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