How much is Matthew McConaughey worth?
|Net Worth:||$125 Million
|Date of Birth:||November 4, 1969|
|Country:||United States of America|
From romantic man to action funny man you’ve seen him (most often shirtless) in everything from The Wedding Planner and How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days to Sahara and Tropic Thunder.
Who Is Matthew McConaughey
This chiseled Southerner’s known for his laid-back style and propensity for playing bongo drums in the nude. But pre-stardom, actor Matthew McConaughey was a humble kid from a Methodist family.
American actor Matthew McConaughey has a net worth of $125 million dollars, as of 2020.
From Texas To Tinseltown
Matthew was born on November 4, 1969 in Uvalde, Texas; mom Kay was a teacher and dad Jim once played for the Green Bay Packers. The youngest of three boys, McConaughey distinguished himself with his golf and tennis skills. His looks didn’t hurt, either—he was named “most handsome” in his Longview High School yearbook.
After high school, he enrolled at the University of Texas, planning to study law, all while partying with the Delta Tau Delta fraternity. But he changed career paths after reading “The Greatest Salesman in the World” by Og Mandino. The book encourages readers to believe in their work. It effectively convinced Matthew to switch his focus to acting.
Suddenly Livin’ (Large)
At a bar, he met casting agent Don Phillips, who was working with Texas director Richard Linklater on Gen X classic Dazed and Confused. He encouraged McConaughey to visit the casting office for a possible part. He took him up on the offer and ended up landing a role as quotable stoner Wooderson, who utters the memorable line, “You just gotta keep on livin’, man. L-I-V-I-N” (he later named his production company J.K. Livin). Post-Dazed, he snagged small parts in films like Angels in the Outfield and Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
High And Higher
He relocated to Hollywood in 1995, where his Southern charm won him his breakout role in A Time to Kill. He played Jake Brigance, a white lawyer defending a black accused murderer in the deeply segregated South. Superstardom followed, with movies for Steven Spielberg (Amistad) and Robert Zemeckis (Contact). During this period, he dated actress Ashley Judd and was often photographed with Sandra Bullock. In 1999, he made his comedy debut in EdTV. He also debuted his mug shot when he was arrested at his Texas home after a noise complaint. Police found him dancing naked while playing the bongo drums, perhaps under the influence of marijuana. He laughed it off, calling jail “a nice stay for a night.”
From Hipster To Heartthrob
The new millennium found McConaughey starring in romantic comedies including The Wedding Planner and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. He was often snapped jogging shirtless, sometimes with pal Lance Armstrong, sparking rumors that the two were more than friends—they denied it. In 2005, his leading man status was cemented when People magazine christened him the Sexiest Man Alive. During this time, he wooed Penelope Cruz, but they broke up in 2006, citing too much time apart.
These days, he travels the country in his decked-out Airstream RV (complete with satellite dish and barbecue), which he parks in Malibu. He began dating model Camila Alves in 2007; the couple now have two children, Levi and Vida. He also runs the J.K. Livin’ Foundation, which implements wellness programs in inner-city schools. He was recently seen frolicking in a gorilla costume in country singer Jamey Johnson’s newest music video and he had a second run-in with the law in 2011’s The Lincoln Lawyer.
Defining Quote “Oh, I have dreams about this kind of sh*t. I don’t want to wrestle any of these things, but I’m just saying, that’s what I’d do if the situation arose where I’m just sitting there and I go, Oh, look there. That grizzly has got my girl and child. How we gonna work this out?”