With various cinematic masterpieces, like the Oscar-winning movie ‘Good Will Hunting’ under his belt, Matt Damon has cemented his foot very slowly in the international entertainment industry. Whether it was the role of an astronaut or a romantic guy, he managed to deliver both with equal finesse. Have you ever wondered how, in all these years, did he manage to keep himself miles away from controversies? Well, the world doesn’t know any dirt about him; not even his affairs!
Matt Damon is an American actor, screenwriter, and producer. It will be interesting to dig out some hidden aspects of the silent actor. Let’s throw some light on the journey and net worth of Matt Damon in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Matt Damon, also known as Matthew Paige Damon, was born on 8 October 1970, in the Cambridge city of Massachusetts. He is the son of blessed parents Nancy Carlson-Paige and Kent Tefler Damon. At the age of two, he witnessed his parents’ separation. After that, his mother raised Matt and his elder brother Kyle Damon all by herself.
Matt and actor Ben Affleck have been childhood buddies. He did his schooling from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School and Cambridge Alternative School. For higher education, he went to Harvard University but soon quit to pursue his dream of acting.
Matt Damon married Luciana Bozán Barroso in 2005, after two years of relationship. The couple together has three daughters. Matt is the blessed father of another daughter from Luciana’s previous marriage.
He loves to play poker and has participated in many poker competitions. His interest in sports led him to be a follower of the American baseball team ‘Boston Red Sox.’
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Matt Damon started his career by playing minor roles in plays like ‘A… My Name is Alice’ and ‘Burn This Winthrop House.’ He took his first step in the fluorescent world of films through a single dialogue in ‘Mystic Pizza’ in 1988.
After this, he acted in movies such as ‘School Ties’ and ‘Rising Son’ while he was still at University. In 1993, he dropped out of college before completing the course to act in the film ‘Geronimo: An American Legend.’ Matt’s role was quite appreciated in ‘Courage Under Fire’ in 1996. He and Ben Affleck wrote the screenplay for ‘Good Will Hunting,’ a film in which he also acted in 1997. It was this movie that took him to incredible levels of success.
Matt’s career accelerated, and he acted in several movies like ‘Chasing Amy,’ ‘Saving Private Ryan,’ ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’, ‘Stuck on You,’ ‘The Good Shepherd,’ ‘Interstellar’ and so many others. Some of his blockbusters are ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ and ‘The Bourne Identity.’
He has been lionized by awards like the ‘Oscar’ for the ‘Best Original Screenplay,’ the ‘Harvard Arts Medal’ and the title of ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ in 2007.
Net Worth & Earnings
Matt Damon’s net worth is $200 million. His movies have grossed more than $5.5 billion worldwide and have earned more than $73.5 million at the box office. His income shows an exponential growth throughout his career. He is the owner of a Brooklyn penthouse apartment worth $16.6 million. His list of luxury cars includes Bentley, Porsche, BMW, and Ferrari.
Apart from being a great actor, Matt Damon is one of the most influential personalities in Hollywood. He is that millionaire who doesn’t just earn for himself but also works for the society. He runs a non-profit organization and is associated with many charitable trusts as well. It’s not just enough to praise him, a man is praiseworthy only if he is kind towards his family and that’s what Matt is. Well done, Matt we appreciate you for this, you are indeed a “real man.”