Matt Damon is a famous actor, producer, writer, and philanthropist who has impressed the world with his unmatched skills. The A-list star has been in the industry since the mid-1990s and he is the face of many successful films. He is recognized as a revered name amongst the most bankable stars. Matt had the chance of being the highest-paid actor ever, however, he turned down the offer. After being so insanely famous and extremely successful, how much is Matt Damon’s net worth?
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Matt Damon Early Life
On 8th October 1970, Matthew Paige Damon was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The star’s parents were well established as his mother, Nancy Carlsson-Paige was a professor whereas his father Kent Damon was a stockbroker.
But things turned when his parents got divorced when Matt was two-years-old. He along with his brother Kyle stayed in Cambridge with their mother and she raised her in a six-family communal house.
The star has been destined for fame ever since his childhood. He was best friends with A-lister Ben Affleck. Matt was a bright student who studied at Harvard University from 1988 to 1992. However, he chose to drop out when he was just 12 credits away to obtain a BA in English.
Matt Damon Career
Slowly Damon started his career in the late 80s but the best of his roles came in the 90s. One of the first few roles was in the movie “Mystic Pizza”. But the film that led him to quit Harvard in 1992 was “Geronimo: An American Legend”.
This was definitely not his major break but success was about to come. After a few years, Ben Affleck and Damon wrote and acted in “Good Will Hunting”. It was such a huge success that both Damon and Affleck got Academy Awards and Golden Globes as well. The duo got overnight fame.
Then it was the only success for Damon as he presented blockbusters like “The Rainmaker,” “The Talent Mr. Ripley,” Saving Private Ryan,”, and many more. Though there were certain flops, there was no question regarding Damon’s acting skills.
Apart from that, he was in leading franchises such as best friend George Clooney’s “Ocean’s” trilogy. He was appearing in installments. Then again, he became a part of “The Jason Bourne” franchise. He not only got money for these films but also critical acclaim.
But the biggest miss of Matt Damon was his Avatar paycheck. Matt Damon was chosen to be the lead of 2009’s James Cameron hit film, “Avatar”. He would have got a portion of what the movie made in box office profits. But he rejected the offer. As it became the highest-grossing film worldwide, Damon missed $250 million from that rejection.
The star is the proud holder of several highly esteemed awards and honors. He got his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007. Apart from several Oscar, Golden Globes, and Screen Actors Guild awards and nominations, he got the title of Sexiest Man Alive in 2007.
Along with Affleck and Chris Moore, Damon founded LivePlanet, a production company. But then Matt and Affleck opened another production company, Peral Street Films.
Matt Damon’s Personal Life
Matt is passionate about philanthropy and he is actively involved with 37 charitable organizations. ONEXONE also chose him as an ambassador. He is the founding member of the H2O Africa Foundation for preventing the incidents of mass genocide. Later, he co-founded the Not On Our Watch Project for the same purpose.
But Matt Damon is a lover that wooed Luciana Barroso. When he was in Miami (2003) for shooting “Stuck On You”, he went to a local nightclub where he fell in love with Luciana Barroso. She was a bartender who was also a single mom and without a doubt, Damon knew that she is the woman for him. They married in 2005 and have been inseparable since then. Apart from Luciana’s precious child, they had three more children.
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Matt Damon’s Net Worth & Real Estate
Matt Damon is immensely successful and his career has resulted in a $170 million net worth. He continues to be involved in many lucrative projects. The celeb has also invested in multiple properties.
Like in 2012, Matt owned a $15 million mansion in the gorgeous location of the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles. He sold that off in August 2011. He also bought a luxurious penthouse in the upscale location of Brooklyn Heights neighborhood of New York City.
It was purchased back in 2017 and was considered to be the highest-priced penthouse when he bought it, Matt Damon’s net worth was $16.8 million.
He has several other properties and businesses that haven’t been made public.
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