Matthew McConaughey might just be one of the greatest treasures from the Lone Star State. And easily one of the most handsome. The beloved American actor and University of Texas at Austin alumnus has become a box office favorite over the past two decades. After starring in rom coms like The Wedding Planner and How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days and even winning an Academy Award and Critics Choice Television Award, what is McConaughey's net worth?
A Uvalde native who'd attended high school in Longview, Matthew David McConaughey didn't start acting until college, when he appeared in local television commercials. The Texan notoriously landed his first gig in the Richard Linklater film Dazed and Confused after approaching the casting director in a local Austin bar. Soon after he appeared in Trisha Yearwood's "Walkaway Joe" music video, and his acting career was off to the races. Soon, he was appearing in Angels in the Outfield, The Newton Boys, Amistad, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation and Unsolved Mysteries.
Matthew McConaughey Net Worth
After starring as lawyer Jake Brigance in his big break film, A Time to Kill, McConaughey became a full-fledged leading man in Hollywood. He made his circuit through romantic comedies like Failure to Launch, Fool's Gold, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past and EdTV as well as action films like Tropic Thunder and Sahara with Steve Zahn. Despite starring in some cheesy movies, fans loved him and McConaughey hit the A-list. Celebrity Net Worth estimates that McConaughey is worth around $160 million.
But despite that hefty net worth, McConaughey has taken on some much lower-paying projects just for art's sake. He apparently only made $200k for his lead role in Dallas Buyers Club which earned him an Oscar and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. The beloved actor has continued making his rounds of roles in feature films like The Lincoln Lawyer, Interstellar, The Wolf Of Wall Street, The Dark Tower and alongside Channing Tatum in Magic Mike. He's even dabbled in TV, starring in the first season of HBO's True Detective opposite Woody Harrelson.
Matthew McConaughey's Family and His Charity Work
In addition to his incredible career, his family is also very important to McConaughey. He's been married to Brazilian model Camila Alves since 2012. The couple currently lives in Austin together and has three children — Sons Levi and Livingston, and daughter Vida. The family sold its Malibu home in 2020 and owns a vacation getaway in Hawaii.
He's also kept himself busy with work projects outside of acting. In addition to being very active with his alma mater, he's currently a member of the faculty teaching a "Script to Screen" class, he's the spokesman and creative director for Wild Turkey. He's also a partial owner of the Austin FC MLS team. McConaughey is also an ambassador for Lincoln and has starred in a series for commercials for the brand that is attributed with helping them boost sales.
Matthew McConaughey's Charitable Spirit
On the charitable end, he encourages kids and young adults to lead healthy lives with his Just Keep Livin' foundation, which encourages children and young adults to make healthy choices in their lives. In March 2021, he hosted We're Texas, a streaming benefit concert for those impacted by severe winter weather in his home state.
In 2014, he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
This story previously ran on Feb. 22, 2021.
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