Matt Damon's net worth

By   |   Updated 25th March 2022

Matt Damon Net Worth

The estimated net worth of Matt Damon is $170 million.

Matt Damon is an American actor, producer, writer, activist, and philanthropist. Matt started his career in the mid-90s and rose to Hollywood fame with a string of smash hits at the box office. Damon is one of Hollywood's most sought-after and bankable A-listers.

Early life

Born on October 8, 1970, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Matthew Paige Damon is the son of Kent Damon and Nancy Carlsson-Paige. His mother was a professor, and his father a stockbroker. His parents divorced when Matt was two, and he grew up with his brother in Cambridge, where his mother raised the boys. Damon is also childhood friends with Hollywood A-lister Ben Affleck.

Education

After graduating from Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, MA attended Harvard between 1988 to 1992. However, he dropped out of college, 12 credits short of a Bachelor's degree in English.

How did Matt Damon build his net worth?

Matt landed small parts in movies during the late 80s and early 90s. He dropped out of Harvard to play a voiceover act in "Geronimo: An American Legend." His big Hollywood break came when he starred alongside Affleck in "Good Will Hunting" in 1997. Damon and Affleck wrote and starred in the film, earning success at the box office and the Academy Awards, cementing the pair as Hollywood A-listers.

Damon won a Golden Globe and a best actor nomination at the Oscars, and the film won an Oscar for the best original screenplay. With the success of Good Will Hunting behind him, Damon went on to secure roles in Saving Private Ryan, The Rainmaker, and The Talented Mr. Ripley.

However, Damon's biggest success at the box office would come from the Jason Bourne franchise. The first film, The Bourne Identity, won Damon critical acclaim, and he went on to make five films in the role of Bourne, earning $87 million in salary from the franchise.

Matt received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007, thanks to a career studded with several award nominations and wins. Some of the accolades received throughout his career include five Oscar nominations, five from the Screen Actors' Guild, and seven Golden Globes nods.

Matt Damon productivity habits and personal strengths

Matt says his success comes from his belief in himself and making the right choices at the right time in his life.

He said he was hesitant to run out on his degree at Harvard, but he believed in the opportunity, and himself, choosing to embrace it rather than discard it.

Matt has an appetite for risk, and his career is living proof that he did the right thing by trusting his talent.

How rich is Matt Damon?

With a reported wealth of $170 million, Matt Damon is one of the highest-grossing A-listers in Hollywood. Matt is also an active philanthropist and climate activist.

Matt is the founder of water.org, and non-profit dedicated to bringing running water and toilets to underprivileged communities around the globe. He is also the founder of H2O Africa, and Damon supports the ONE campaign for eliminating AIDs in the developing world.

Damon has also become the global brand ambassador for crypto exchange crypto.com in 2021’s ‘Fortune favors the brave’ campaign.

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