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How Rich Is Actor Matt Damon? His Net Worth, Salary, And Earning Sources

News by Gabriel Published on 01 Aug,2018 Updated on 01 Aug,2018

Matt Damon is one of the most celebrated actors in Hollywood. He rose to fame after appearing in the film Ocean's Eleven in 2001 and is unstoppable ever since. 

Some of his all-time hit movies are The Bourne Trilogy, The Goodwill Hunting, Elysium, The Martian, The Departed, Interstellar, and so on. With so much going on Damon’s career, here is all you need to know about his net worth, salary including earning sources, assets- lifestyle and charity works.     

How Much Net Worth Has Matt Damon Accumulated From His Decade-Long Career? His Salary And Earning Sources    

Hollywood iconic star Matt Damon’s net worth is $170 million, as per the Celebrity Net Worth as of July 2018. 

He is one of the highest paid actors in the Hollywood. In 2016, he became the World’s third highest paid actors with earning $55 million while The Rock aka Dwayne Johnson topped the list with $64.5 million.

CAPTION: Hollywood superstar Matt Damon SOURCE: Variety

Some of his hit movies which earned tremendous money at the Box Office are Ocean’s Eleven (2001), The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), The Martian (2015) and Jason Bourne (2016). He received his first highest salary $600K from the film Good Will Hunting in 1997.

He is also a screenwriter, producer, and film director which are his other sources of income. 

Damon has also endorsed numerous brands over these years like LivePlanet, Nespresso, Pearl Street Films and TD Ameritrade. According to a source, he receives $3 million for 30 seconds commercial.

Here is the collection of several biggest hit movies of Matt Damon. 

Year

Film

Box Office Collection

1997

The Good Will Hunting

$225.9 million

1999

Mr. Talented Ripley

$128.8 million

2001

Ocean’s Eleven

$450.7 million

2004

The Bourne Supremacy

$288.5 million

2004

Ocean’s Twelve

$363 million

2007

The Bourne Ultimatum

$442.8 million

2010

The Bourne Legacy

$276, 144, 750

2011

Contagion

$135.5 million

2013

Elysium

$286.1 million

2014

Interstellar

$677.5 million

2015

The Martian

$630.2 million

2016

The Jason Bourne

$415. 5 million

Matt Damon’s Assets: Houses And Cars: Lucrative Lifestyle

The Ocean’s Eleven star Matt Damon owns several lavishes houses. He bought his Miami house on $15 million in 2005. The one-acre house is located in the prestigious Maravilla Estates of Miami Beach. The house features 7 bedrooms, 10 full bathrooms, a home theater and a large custom office. Previously, he listed this house for sale for $5 million.

In April 2010, Damon purchased a pre-war luxury purchase penthouse in Manhattan, New York. He paid $20 million for the apartment. It also has 6.5 bathrooms and 6 bedrooms.  

CAPTION: Matt Damon's Brooklyn house SOURCE: Top Ten Real Estate Deal

He then purchased his new house in the Greater Los Angeles House area. He and his family bought this lavish mansion for $15 million. The house was built Spanish Colonial and modern California styles.

In 2017, the Wall Street Journal announced that he was ready to buy a new house in Penthouse on $16.645 million. The reports also told that if he bought that house it would be the most expensive real estate ever sold in Brooklyn.  

CAPTION: Matt Damon's family SOURCE: heightline

In March 2018, the variety reported that Matt Damon and his wife Luciana Barroso with their four young daughters is shifting to Australia.  The report also added that they are selling their Los Angels’ property to buy a new house in Australia. But, he has not spoken about it to date.

The actor is also fond of vehicles. He owns numerous vehicles of different brands like Porshe, Ferrari, BMW, and Bently. He recently bought a few cars which include:

  • Toyota Sequoia
  • Toyota Prius hybrid
  • Cadillac Escalade
  • Tesla Model S
  • Tesla Roadster

Matt Damon lives a lavish life. The family of five often travels different parts of the world.

Matt Damon’s Charity Works

The Hollywood superstar Matt Damon is also engaged in several charity works for a long time. In 2009, he was the founder of H2O Africa Foundation- a charitable movement of the Running the Sahara expedition which merged with WaterPartners to create Water.org. He worked in that campaign with George Clooney, Brad Pitt, David Pressman and Jerry Weintraub.

He also supported the ONE Campaign- an organization which works for fighting AIDS and poverty in Third World countries. Damon is also an ambassador for ONEXONE- a nonprofit organization which works to support preserving and improving the lives of children at home in the US and Canada.

He is also a board member of Tonic Mailstopper Company and is the part of Feeding America- a hunger-relief organization. He also participated in their Ad Council public service announcements.

Matt Damon's Controversy

In October and December 2017, Damon hit the media headlines when he made a series of comments regarding a large movement of backlash against sexual misconduct and harassment. In October, a former The New York Times reporter Sharon Waxman mentioned that he and Russell Crowe did a phone call to her to vouch for the head of Miramax Italy, Fabrizio Lombardo.

In Waxman’s report, she suspected Lombardo' involvement in Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment case in Europe. Damon, however, clarified that he made calls to talk about her professional qualification in the film industry.   

 

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He also added that he had heard the story from his friends Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow who were the co-workers on a feature film of his, had been harassed by Weinstein in 1996, but he thought that she already dealt it due to their frequent collaborating work.

In December 2017, Damon advocated for a spectrum of behavior analysis of sexual misconduct cases and claiming that some are more serious than others.

However, his comment caused offense to a prominent member of the #Me Too movement and the public for being amusia to understand the actual meaning of abuse. After a month, in an interview with The Today Show, he apologized and said that he should get back to close his mouth for a while.

Matt Damon’s Awards And Achievements

Matt Damon is in the Hollywood for over three decades now. With his long career, he has become a multi-millionaire of the industry. 

Along with that, his works have been honored with several awards including one Academy Award. Here is the list of awards that he has earned throughout his career.

Year

Film

Award

1998

Good Will Hunting

Academy Award

1998

Good Will Hunting

Golden Globe Award

2007

 

Hollywood Walk of Fame

2008

The Bourne Ultimatum

People Choice Award

2016

The Martian

Golden Globe Award

Matt Damon: Quick Facts

  • Matthew Paige Damon was born on 8 October 1970, in Cambridge Massachusetts.
  • He was born to father Kent Damon and mother Nancy Carlsson- Paige.
  • His parents divorced when he was 2-year-old.
  • Damon is a dropped out of Harvard University.
  • He began acting in a theater performance in 19988.
  • He rose to fame after working in a drama film Good Will Hunting- he wrote a screenplay of the film with his best friend Ben Affleck.
  • In 2001, his major breakthrough film Ocean’s Eleven released.
  • He is considered one of the successful actors in the industry.
  • Damon has also lent his voice in several animated movies like Ponyo, Happy Feet Two, Team Amerca: World Police.
  • He is 1.78 meters tall.
  • He is married to Luciana Barroso since 2005.
  • Damon has four young daughters; Alexia Barroso, Gia Zavala Damon, Isabelle Damon and Stella Damon.

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