Who is Matt Damon and What is net worth of him? The ‘Maritan’ star, also known as the Forbes most ‘bankable’ actor, Matt Damon is not only a great actor but a screenwriter and producer too. The Harvard dropout stepped on the stage of Hollywood by the end of the year 1988, and the climax scene has not reached yet. Acting, screenwriting, voice-overs, producing– Matt Damon has a different aspect of his career with several award nominations.
From theatre to the big silver screen, surely Matt Damon has made a long journey, and surprisingly his first debut was at the age of 18 with a one line dialogue in rom-com ‘Mystic Pizza’. However, let us have a look at some detail information of Matt Damon here.
Matt Damon or Matthew Paige Damon was born on October 8, 1970, in Boston. He is the second child of Kate Damon and Nancy Paige. His father was a stockbroker, and his mother was an early childhood education professor at Lesley University. When Matt was just 3 years old i.e. by the middle of 1973, the parents of Matt divorced, and the two brothers started living with his mother. He grew up in a stable community, near the influence of the actor Ben Affleck.
Matt Damon had a disturbed childhood. After the divorce, he had a lonely teen-age and felt that he does not belong. By his mother’s ‘by the book’ approach to child rearing, Matt had a hard time in facing his self-esteem problems. However, this stage of loneliness did not last long, and Matt soon found out his roots, acting. He started his acting with a theatre in school, and that did not ever stop. At the age of 18, he made his debut in the ‘Mystic Pizza’, and the story continued until it made a history to follow.
Education: Despite having a disturbed childhood, Matt Damon was a good student. He attended Cambridge Alternative School and after finishing that he attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin school. He was an excellent student and always scored good marks in every exam. After completing school, he joined Harvard and started studying mathematics.
But that did not last long as his interest became something else. He joined Delphic Club of Harvard and wrote a screenplay as an exercise of the English class. He was also awarded Harvard Arts Medal in 2013, for his contribution in plays. He dropped out of Harvard for a lead role in ‘Geronimo: An American Legend’.
Matt Damon Net Worth
The net worth of Matt Damon is estimated to be $172 million. His movies have grossed more than $5.5 billion worldwide and earned an average of $73.5 million at the box office. He is one of the most desired talents in Hollywood with more than one ability– acting and screenwriting. A mathematician and a soldier has his net worth hiked almost 45% since 2015. He has more than a dozen of films in his bucket, and we crave for more in 2017.
Matt Damon has two houses– one in California and another in Florida. The Pacific Palisades, a house in California, costs $16 million and another one in Florida costs $10.5 million.
He owns three cars– one Tesla, one Sequoia ($45,960) and one Prius ($20,000).
Matt Damon as Business Model
In his college days, Matt Damon worked as a play writer and acted in a play such as ‘Burn this’ and ‘My name is Alice’. However, soon the theatre part was over, and he came to Hollywood. He acted as the finest actor of Hollywood in many movies like ‘The Martian’, ‘Ocean’s Twelve’, ‘The Brothers Grimm’ etc. Not only that, he was a screenwriter of ‘Good Will Hunting’, and he did some producing works too. He has a production company named ‘Live Planet’, and it created many documentary series till now.
There are lots of hit movies done by Matt Damon. Let’s have a look at the list of hit movies by him– ‘Good will hunting’, ‘The Bourne Identity’, ‘Ocean’s Thirteen’, and ‘The Brothers Grimm, The Martian’.
From a college dropout to the best actor in Hollywood, Matt Damon has the potential to change the fate according to him. The 46 years old actor is happily married to Luciana Barroso and has four children. Recently he is working on ‘Boston: An American Running Story.’ Good Luck, Mathew!