Matthew McConaughey Net Worth $160 million
|Popular Name:||Matthew McConaughey|
|Real Name:||Matthew David McConaughey|
|Birth Date:||November 4, 1969|
|Birth Place:||Uvalde, Texas, United States|
|Years active:||1991 Till Date|
|Net Worth:||$160 Million|
Matthew McConaughey is a leading Hollywood actor from Texas. Born into a middle-class family, he attended the University of Texas from where he graduated with a degree in radio, film and television.
He started to taste fame by appearing in minor roles in a few films soon after graduating from University instead of joining the family business. It was Joel Schumacher’s thriller film, ‘A Time to Kill’ which gave him a breakthrough and his career began to advance.
He started getting many offers soon after his acting career took a big leap, and played a part in several top films such as ‘The Wedding Planner,’ ‘Interstellar,’ ‘Dallas Buyers Club,’ ‘Ghosts of Girlfriends Past,’ and ‘Magic Mike’ among others that account for Matthew McConaughey net worth and international recognition.
His acting career aside, Matthew is an animal lover and philanthropist. He Is the founder of the ‘Just Keep Livin Foundation,’ which exists to improve the livelihood of disadvantaged high school children.
Matthew McConaughey’s Early Life
Born Matthew David McConaughey in Texas, the United States on November 4, 1969, he is one of the sons of an oil supplier and gas station owner James Donald McConaughey, and his wife, Mary Kathleen who was a kindergarten teacher.
When the family moved to Longview, he enrolled at Longview high school where he was voted ‘most handsome student’ in the ‘Longview Lobo Yearbook.’
In 1988, he left the States and moved to Warnervale, New South Wales, Australia as an education exchange program student.
He later moved back to his country and attended the ‘University of Texas’ where he graduated in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in radio-television-film.
Matthew McConaughey’s Career
After graduating from the University, Mathew could only find roles in television commercials and advertisements.
He soon started getting offers for small roles in films and series like ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ and ‘Boys on the Side’ before later bagging a major role in the hit comedy film ‘Dazed and Confused,’ which brought a lot of fame and critical acclamation his way.
His big break came along with the film ‘A Time to Kill’ where he acted as a lawyer. This film was very instrumental in his fame and career growth. He received many praises for his performance and more doors were opened to him.
In 1997, he was involved in the film ‘Amistad’ which was a work of Steven Spielberg. His participation in this film which went on to record commercial success fetched him award nominations besides the good reviews he earned.
He continued to secure more roles, and further made himself seen in films like ‘Thirteen Conversations About One Thing,’ ‘The Wedding Planner,’ ‘Reign of Fire,’ ‘EDtv,’, and also on an episode of the hit television series ‘Sex and the City.’
He was a cast member in the 2008 film ‘Tropical Thunder’ which was a highly commercially successful film. In 2009, he made one of his best career performances in the romantic comedy movie ‘Ghosts of Girlfriends Past’.
His massive efforts in the 2012 film ‘Magic Mike’ won him a prestigious award and further increased his fame and international reputation. He has gained immense success from acting in several top hit films, some of which has been listed below.
Matthew McConaughey’s Movies
- The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
- A Time to Kill (1996)
- Interstellar (2014)
- Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
- Free State of Jones (2016)
- The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
- We Are Marshall (2006)
- Mud (2012)
- The Wedding Planner (2001)
- Dazed and Confused (1993)
- Contact (1997)
Awards & Achievements
McConaughey has received several awards for his performances. He has won for himself, an MTV Movie Award, 2 New York Film Critics Awards, an Academy Award and one Golden Globe Award.
In April 2014, ‘Time’ magazine listed him in its yearly ‘Time 100’ Most Influential People in the World.
Personal Life & Family
Matthew McConaughey, 40 has been married to Camila Alves since 2012. The Brazilian model and television performer was his long-time girlfriend, and they now reside in Austin, Texas with their three children. McConaughey is 182cm tall and has a weight of 75kg.
He is the founder of the ‘Just Keep Livin Foundation; which was created to assist high school students who are lacking.
His foundation also aims at empowering and encouraging high school students to maintain an active and positive lifestyle.
A self-described passionate animal lover, he spent thousands of dollars to rescue animals in the Hurricane Katrina incident in the United States in 2005.
Matthew McConaughey Net Worth
This multi-skilled actor is a multimillionaire today, thanks to his salary and earnings from his lucrative acting career which enables him to bag many millions per every movie he is seen on.
He reportedly takes home a paycheck of $5 to $10 million for movies, and thousands for every episode in a series. As expected, his financial status allows him own pricey cars and houses in different locations in the United States.
In 2007 he bought a house in Malibu, California for $10 million. He sold that same home to film director and producer Phil Lord for $15 million in 2020. He lives with his beautiful wife and young kids in his 10,000-square-foot mansion in Austin, Texas.
As of 2021, Mathew McConaughey net worth is a whopping $160 million, most of which he earned from his successful award-winning acting career.