Keanu Reeves, known as one of the most generous actors in Hollywood, is ’embarrased’ by his estimated wealth of $315 million, he always wants to help others, a family friend has revealed.
The actor is known for giving lavish gifts to his coworkers, even giving a set builder a $20,000 bonus when he was going through financial difficulties.
He also gave 12 stuntmen on “The Matrix Reloaded” movie, 12 Harley-Davidson bikes, and he gifted the stuntmen on “John Wick 4” with Rolex Submariner watches with personalized inscriptions.
He even bought his mother Patricia Taylor a house before buying houses for himself and two of his sisters.
And now a family friend has told The Washington Post that the actor is “somewhat embarrassed” about how much money he has.
“Keanu’s given away a lot of money and done a lot more for people than most will ever know,”
“He knows how lucky he is. Unlike many Hollywood mega stars, he never takes any of this for granted.”
Many in Hollywood believe the actor gives out a lot due to the fact that he’s suffered so many setbacks and hardships in life.
He grew up with an absent father who served time in prison for possession of drugs. He lost his best friend River Phoenix, who died of a drug overdose, in 1993.
Reeves and former girlfriend Jennifer Syme lost their daughter Ava, who was stillborn, in 1999. The couple split but reunited in 2001. Syme suffered from depression and died after driving her Jeep SUV into a line of parked cars while intoxicated.
Reeves’ sister Kim was diagnosed with leukemia in 1991. The actor donated millions of dollars to cancer charities and even auctioned a date with himself to raise money for charity.
His sister, who went into remission in 2010, described her brother as her “prince”.
The family friend added;
”He’s making it his mission to be charitable to others”