“Money is the last thing on my mind. I could live on what I already have for the next few centuries.”
Everyone has long known that the lifestyle of the famous actor Keanu Reeves is strikingly different from the mores of Hollywood stars. Luxurious mansions, palaces, expensive cars, yachts, private jets – all this is not about him.
The actor lives very modestly and for a long time already, being a star did not even have his own house, but lived in hotels and rented apartments.
He does not like anything superfluous and calmly uses public transport.
He spends a lot of money on charity, and he gave 90% of the fee from The Matrix (about $ 80 million) to make-up artists, lighting, sound engineers, and other project colleagues, because he considered that their payment was greatly underestimated. 12 stuntmen who performed the most difficult stunts in this film received an expensive motorcycle as a gift from him.
So, when he found out that the budget for The Devil’s Advocate didn’t allow for Al Pacino, he donated his earnings to make the film the way we know and love it today.
Now he lives in a modest, by the standards of Hollywood, two-bedroom apartment.
And more recently it became known that Keanu Reeves, without advertising, invests a significant part of his fees (millions of dollars) in children’s hospitals, as well as in scientific research dealing with cancer cures. The foundation he founded has been in existence for over 10 years.
In an interview dating back to 2009, the actor remarked: “I have a private foundation that has been around for 5-6 years, it helps children’s hospitals and cancer research. I don’t want to do it on my own behalf, I just let the foundation do what it does.”
Actually, this was the only case when the actor mentioned this.
His interest in cancer problems was caused, among other things, by the fact that his sister Kim was given this terrible diagnosis in the 1990s – leukemia, with which she fought for 9 years.
All this time, Keanu was there. Here is what Kim remembers: “When I was in great pain, my brother sat next to me and held my hand … He supported and comforted me all the time, even when he was away.”The disease has receded, and Keanu admires the courage and willpower of his sister: “She is so brave! I wish her all the best. You can act in blockbusters, but it is incomparable to what Kim had to go through.”
Keanu Reeves has not spoken about his charity since 2009. He prefers to do good and not tell anyone about it.
“Money is the last thing on my mind. I could live on what I already have for the next few centuries, ”the actor once remarked. And these words of his do not diverge from the deed.