As if we needed another reason to love and support Keanu Reeves, it turns out he quietly donated 70% of his The Matrix earnings in 1999 to cancer research in support of his sister Kim Reeves who was battling leukemia at the time. Based on Reeves’ earning reports for the film, Keanu donated approximately $31.5 million of his $45 million payout to leukemia research at the time.
Reeves also helped found an unnamed cancer research foundation, politely sharing with Ladies Home Journal back in 2009, “I have a private foundation that’s been running for five or six years, and it helps aid a couple of children’s hospitals and cancer research. I don’t like to attach my name to it, I just let the foundation do what it does.”
Keanu is currently featured in the new film, Matrix: Resurrections which is now in theaters and streaming on HBO Max. Reeves is also in talks to join the MCU in an undisclosed role. Be sure to check back here at Chip and Company for updates and all things entertainment!
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