There is so much more to actor Keanu Reeves than meets the eye!
Now, this is an example of a celebrity with a beautiful soul. Actor Keanu Reeves is known for starring in many Hollywood movies among which the Matrix Trilogy. Though he has had a very successful career, he has suffered many misfortunes in his personal life. The actor has the following to say about his life’s journey, his take on money and being a celebrity…
“Most people know me, but don’t know my story. At the age of 3, I watched my father leave. I attended four different high schools and struggled with dyslexia, making my education more challenging than it is for most.
At the age of 23, my closest friend River Phoenix died of a drug overdose. In 1998, I met Jennifer Syme. We fell instantly in love and by 1999, Jennifer was pregnant with our daughter. Sadly, after eight months, our child was born stillborn. We were devastated by her death and it eventually ended our relationship. 18 months later, Jennifer died in a car accident. Since then I avoid serious relationships and having kids. My younger sister had leukemia. Today she is cured, and I donated 70% of my gains from the movie Matrix to Hospitals that treat leukemia.
I am one of the only Hollywood stars without a Mansion. I don’t have any bodyguards and do not wear fancy clothes. And even though I’m worth $100 million, I still ride the subway and I love it!”
Apart from the 70% that was donated to hospitals and leukemia research, he gave a lot of his gains from the Matrix to the production crew and special effects team, making them instant millionaires!
I think it’s safe to say that many people become instant fans when they meet Keanu…
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Below a couple of reactions to our Facebook post of people who’ve met him in person. It only confirms his humble and nobel character.
Source: Facebook Brightvibes
James R Michelem: “Met him once in NYC super kool guy” Source: Facebook Brightvibes
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