As an actor, screenwriter, and producer, Matt Damon is one of Hollywood’s most desired talents. He has popped up in a series of cinema hits over the past thirty years, (Saving Private Ryan, Good Will Hunting, The Departed) and has brought the iconic Jason Bourne to life since 2002. It is now 2017 and Matt Damon is still delivering. There’s no better time than now to find out what he’s worth.
Matt Damon’s Net Worth as of 2016: $140 Million.
1995 – 1999
When Matt Damon wasn’t in class at Harvard he was playing a handful of small roles for television. In 1997, he got his first break as the lead in the critically acclaimed Good Will Hunting. Damon starred in the film alongside Robin Williams and wrote the script with co-star Ben Affleck. The film grossed $225 million at the box office worldwide and received nine Academy Awards. Of those nominations, Damon won his first Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
In 1999, Damon played the role of another complex genius in the film The Talented Mr. Ripley. The role earned him both Golden Globe and Blockbuster nominations. That same year, Damon also co-starred with Tom Hanks in the highly successful World War II film Saving Private Ryan.
2000 – 2006
Before the spotlight returned in 2001, Damon starred in the mediocre film The Legend of Bagger Vance. Then, Damon came back when he co-starred with George Clooney and Brad Pitt in the successful remake of Ocean’s Eleven, which earned $450 million at the box office worldwide. In 2002, Damon became the iconic amnesiac Jason Bourne in The Bourne Identity. That same year, Damon lent his vocal talent to Dreamworks Animation in Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron. Although critically mixed, the animated film was a box office success.
In 2004, Damon returned as Jason Bourne in The Bourne Supremacy. The sequel was a success and Damon’s performance received an Empire Award. After starring in two unsuccessful films in (The Brothers Grimm and Syriana) Damon took the spotlight back in 2006 with his leading role in The Departed. The film took home three Academy Awards including Best Picture.
2007 – 2015
Following his success from The Departed, (which included fellow actors Jack Nicholson and Leonardo DiCaprio). Damon went on to reprise his previous roles in The Bourne Ultimatum and Ocean’s Thirteen. Both films performed average, not earning as much as Damon’s previous works. In 2010, Damon gained critical praise in True Grit as a ranger on a vengeful quest in the successful remake of True Grit.
In 2014, Damon hit new highs with two hugely successful films. First, as a delirious survivor turned madman in Interstellar and then in 2o15, as a cynical survivalist-turned-hero in The Martian.
2016 – 2017
In 2016, Damon returned to the Bourne franchise in the appropriately titled Jason Bourne. In 2017, Damon will have roles in The Great Wall, Downsizing, and Suburbicon.
Before people came to know him onscreen as Jason Bourne, Matt Damon was a mathematician, a thief, and a soldier. Before that, he was a struggling screenwriter in college. Now, he is so much more. Damon is one of the most highly regarded actors in the acting industry. As his success grows, so should his current value.