Matthew Paige Damon is an American screenwriter, producer and actor. The owner of millions of dollars, Damon has been even listed on the top among the Forbes’ list of most bankable stars. The Oscar award winner has starred in incredible movies such as Chasing Amy,’ ‘Saving Private Ryan,’ ‘The Talented Mr Ripley’, and ‘Stuck on You’. Let’s dig into the journey of this brilliant actor and billionaire!
Matt Damon Early Life
Matt Damon was originally born Matthew Paige Damon on October 8, 1979. Damon was born in Massachusets’s Cambridge city. When Damon was around two years old, his parents, Kent Damon and Nancy- Carlsson Paige, divorced. After they parted ways, Damon was brought up by his mother and elder sibling, Kyle Damon.
Damon had been friends with actor Ben Affleck since his childhood. Damon pursued his studies at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School and Cambridge Alternative School. Further, he went to Harvard for higher education but left it at the cost of his dreams to be a successful actor.
Matt Damon Net Worth
Matt Damon is abundant in terms of wealth and power. His average net worth is $170 million as per the recent data. Damon is one of the highest-grossing actors of all time. His movies have collected more than $5.5 billion from across the border and have managed to earn around $73.5 million. Damon’s income has continuously risen throughout the days he did movies and appearances.
As of 2021, the net worth of Damon is confirmed to be around $200 million. On account of this, the actor owns a penthouse apartment in Brooklyn worth Rs. $16.6 million. Bentley, Porsche and BMW are a few of the cars that the millionaire owns.
Matt Damon Personal Life, Wife and Children
Damon married the love of his life, Luciana Bozán Barroso, in the year 2005. They both are parents to three beautiful daughters. Matt is also a father to another daughter from the previous marriage of his wife, Barosso.
Matt Damon Career
Winner of the Academy Award, Damon started with his acting career in 1988 when he appeared on the screen for the first time in Mystic Pizza. He even acted in movies like Rising Sun and School Ties during his days at Harvard University. Like all other billionaires and incredible people, even Damon dropped out of Harvard to pursue his career in acting. Without completing the course, Damon came out of the University and starred in a 1993 movie named “Geronimo: An American Legend”.
Courage under fire, a 1996 movie, was the first work of Damon that gained him huge appreciation and gave him a strong sense of where his career would take him to. In the same year, his fortune worked well, and in the same year, Damon and Ben Affleck wrote the script of ‘Good Will Hunting’. The movie is undoubtedly considered an epic movie of 1996 till date.
Ocean’s Eleven was the first movie that brought fame to the star. Later he even starred in the sequels of Ocean, such as Ocean’s Twelve and Ocean’s Thirteen. A 2002 movie, Bourne Identity, saw Damon as its protagonist.
A few of his famous movies are ‘Green Zone’, ‘Hereafter’, ‘True Grit’, ‘The Adjustment Bureau’, ‘Elysium’ and ‘The Martian’.
One of America’s finest talk shows, Saturday Night Live, had even invited Matt Damon. Damon has even appeared in shows such as ‘Will & grace’, ‘Arthur’ and ‘Years of Living Dangerously’. This person also appeared in one of the greatest sci-fi movies of all time, Interstellar.
Matt Damon Awards and Recognitions
He has won several awards and accolades, including an Academy after being nominated five times. He has also bagged two Globe Awards to which he was nominated about 8 times. Matt has also been nominated for six Emmy’s and three British Academy Film Awards.