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He’s played everything from a stoner, a stripper and a hustler who helps AIDS patients get treatment, to a football coach, detective, astronaut and lawyer. Since beginning his acting career in 1992, Matthew McConaughey has dazzled moviegoers — and occasionally, TV watchers — with his charm, good looks and his acting chops.
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Both Matthew McConaughey’s net worth and his Hollywood star power have experienced a major rise since his early days in show business. Take a look at Matthew McConaughey’s remarkable career and ventures as he turns 54.
Matthew McConaughey’s Net Worth: $140 Million
Immense onscreen success has helped build Matthew McConaughey’s net worth to an impressive $140 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. And he isn’t the only one in his family bringing home the big bucks.
Matthew McConaughey’s wife, Brazilian model and entrepreneur Camila Alves, boasts a net worth of $5 million. That money should go a long way in Austin, Texas, where the couple lives and raises their sons, Levi and Livingston, and daughter Vida.
Matthew McConaughey’s Movies and Career
McConaughey got his first big acting break in the 1993 film, “Dazed and Confused.” He landed the part after meeting casting director and producer Don Phillips in a Texas hotel bar, a fact he revealed in a 2013 Newsweek interview.
Phillips introduced McConaughey to director Richard Linklater, who cast him in “Dazed and Confused.” Matthew McConaughey’s age of 23 at the time made him the perfect fit to play Wooderson, a 20-year-old still hanging out with high school kids. The movie, which also featured Ben Affleck, made $8 million on its way to becoming a coming-of-age, cult classic.
Two roles in 1996 further catapulted McConaughey into stardom, one of which was Sheriff Buddy Deeds in “Lone Star.” He also played a young lawyer who defends a black man accused of murdering the two white men who raped his 10-year-old daughter in “A Time to Kill,” based on John Grisham’s novel. “Lone Star” made $12.4 million domestically and “A Time to Kill” raked in more than $152.4 million worldwide.
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McConaughey went on to star as a spiritual philosopher in the 1997 Robert Zemeckis film “Contact” with Jodie Foster, which grossed more than $171 million in worldwide sales, and in Steven Spielberg’s 1997 movie “Amistad,” which grossed $44.2 million in domestic sales. Next, …….