Matt Damon is an actor, writer, producer, and philanthropist from America.. The actor is quite famous in America and has earned fame and recognition in the market. He has been active in the film industry. He has been a part of many commercially successful movies so far.
Matt Damon has a net worth of $170 million as of 2021. He has earned his net worth from working in the entertainment industry. Matt is one of the few actors in Hollywood who are an expert at drawing the attention of the customers. Matt has a net worth is increasing with each passing year as his career is still active.
Matthew Paige Damon was born on October 8, 1970, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His parents divorced when Matt was just two. He and his brother, Kyle, were raised by his mother. He lived in a six-family communal house as a child. Matt’s childhood best friend is the famous actor Ben Affleck. The best friends wanted to become actors from a young age. Damon attended Harvard University but dropped out later because he wanted to pursue his acting career.
Matt played a part in a few movies like Mystic Pizza, Courage Under Fire, and School Ties. His big break was when he and Ben Affleck starred in Good Will Hunting. The script was written by Matt and Ben and both of them received an Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Screenplay for this movie. Matt signed some others films and became a part of blockbusters such as The Rainmaker, Saving Private Ryan, and The Talented Mr. Ripley.
Matt Damon gained a lot of fame when he was cast in George Clooney’s “Ocean” trilogy. He was a part of all three installments and played a conman, Linus Caldwell. The actor achieved success by starring in the Jason Bourne franchise. The Bourne Identity was released in 2002 and helped him earn critical acclaim. He was rated as an action hero after playing this role. He reprised his role two more times. The Bourne Legacy was released in 2012. Damon was a part of the fifth movie of the series, titled Jason Bourne. He earned a total of around $87 million for the Bourne films.
Awards and honors
Matt Damon has been awarded the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007. He also received numerous other award nominations all through his career, that includes:
- Five Oscar nominations
- Five from the Screen Actors’ Guild
- Seven Golden Globes nods
- Sexiest Man Alive by People Magazine
Matt Damon has produced many movies along with his fellow actor and friend Ben Affleck and others. Damon was the co-producer of the reality series Project Greenlight. In this project, first-time filmmakers were given the chance to develop their film projects. Damon, Affleck, and Chris Moore are the founder of the production company LivePlanet.
Matt is passionate about philanthropy and is a strong supporter of around 37 charitable organizations. He is an ambassador for many organizations like ONEXONE and others. ONEXONE is a nonprofit organization and aims to improve the lives of children living in North America. He is also the founder of the H2O Africa Foundation and is the co-founder of the Not On Our Watch Project.
Matt met his life partner in Miami during his filming of the comedy Stuck On You. He went to a local club and met his future wife Luciana Barroso. She was a bartender and a single mom at that time. He fell in love with her and knew right away that she is the one he wants to marry.