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Into The Life of American Actor Matthew McConaughey: His Career Hits, Annual Earnings & Net Worth

Updated On 21 May, 2018 Published On

Matthew McConaughey is one of the versatile actors of Hollywood. He is most renowned for his romantic roles in light-hearted comedies despite the fact that he has portrayed a variety of characters, from a stoner, a stripper and a hustler who helps AIDS patients to get treatment, to a football coach, detective, astronaut, lawyer and much more.

He has established himself as one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood although he stumbled into the acting business. Well, the actor is a married man. He has a beautiful family with model Camila Almes and three children. 

His Journey To Hollywood Film Industry

Matthew tells that his journey to acting was a pure coincidence. His acting debut was in the 1993 coming of age movie Dazed and Confused. He landed the part when he met the casting director and producer Don Phillips in a Texas hotel bar, who later introduced him to the director Richard Linklater.

CAPTION: Matthew McConaughey SOURCE: The Rake

He was only 23 at that time and fitted best to play the lead role, Wooderson, a 20-year-old still hanging out with high school kids.

McConaughey Career Hits and Awards

Matthew McConaughey has starred in many of the highest grossing movies of Hollywood. His one of the highest grossing movie was A Time to kill, which was released back early in 1996. The movie collected $152.3 million at the box office.

After that, he has given many box office hits such as Contact (1997), U-571 (2001), How to Lose a Guy in 10 days (2003), Failure to Launch (2006), Magic Mike (2012) with Channing Tatum, etc.

His 2013 movies Interstellar (with Anne Hathaway)have collected $677.5 million and Leonardo DiCaprio's movie The Wolf of Wall Street collected $392.0 million.

CAPTION: Matthew McConaughey with Anne Hathaway in Interstellar SOURCE: Daily Express

All these hard work in acting has also paid her back not only in green cash but also in the form of fame in the entertainment business. He has been awarded the Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor for the movie ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ (2013).

He has also received MTV Movie Award for Next Generation for the movie ‘A Time to kill’ (1996).

Endorsements and Giving Back to the Community

Matthew also has his hands full of endorsements deals. According to him, endorsements have him earn a good sum of money even while doing independent movies that do not pay him well but he finds it really interesting.

Endorsements are, in fact, a backup income for him that allows him to focus on the roles and character building in non-commercial movies while not worrying about being paid less.

CAPTION: Matthew McConaughey in Lincoln Car SOURCE: Business Insider

He has been doing Lincoln car commercials since 2014. According to Adweek, he also had a $4 million contract with a whiskey brand which made him one of the highest paid creative directors in the business.

McConaughey with the earned money has also been active in charity works. He also runs a charity named Just keep Livin’. The charity basically focuses on providing fitness programs for youngsters from Texas to California, using cardio and games to encourage wellness, community service, and nutrition.

Net Worth and Lifestyle

Matthew McConaughey with an amassed fortune is still grounded. He is married to Brazilian model Camila Alves. Together they raised three children in their home that is located in Austin, Texas. They still live a pretty normal life.

CAPTION: McConaughey and Alves with their three kids SOURCE: Zimbio

Matthew McConaughey’s salary is not recorded but it is estimated that he has a net worth of $95 million.

Camila Alves is also a star in the fashion industry and has her own line of handbags. She has an estimated net worth of $5 million. The power couple has a combined net worth of about $101 million.