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Who is Matthew McConaughey?

Matthew McConaughey is an American born actor and producer who became renowned after acting on Dazed and Confused. This is a coming-of-age comedy movie. After that, he got more chances in the film industry. So, with a massive experience in this industry, what is his wealth?

In 2014 he was ranked number fifty-two by Forbes in the 2014 celebrity 100 earning. That year he had earned $21 million. Apart from financial success, Matthew McConaughey has received many awards and nominations.

Personal Details

Net Worth: $140 Million

Full Name: Matthew David McConaughey

Date of Birth: Uvalde, Texas

Place of Birth: 4th November 1969

Age: 51 years

Gender: Male

Height: 1.82 m

Spouse: Camila Alves

Children: 3

Occupation: Actor, producer, college professor

Early Life of Matthew McConaughey

David was born on 4th November 1969 in Uvalde, Texas, the USA, by Mary Kathleen and James Donald McConaughey. Matthew’s mother was a kindergarten teacher and author, while his dad owned an oil pipe supply business. At the same time, young James was a Kentucky Wildcats and Houston Cougars player.

He was then among the player in the NFL draft and was to play for Green Bay Packers. Even though he became an NFL player, he never played a single match as he was released before the season.

James and Mary divorced twice and were married thrice. McConaughey has two brothers who are older than him. Michael was his biological brother while his parents adopted Patrick. Michael is also known as Rooster, is a self-made millionaire and features on West Texas Investors Club that airs on CNBC.

Matthew has the following descents.

  • English
  • German
  • Irish
  • Scottish
  • Swedish

He is a Protestant Christian and goes to the Methodist church.


Matthew David went to Longview, high school, this is after moving to Longview, Texas. As a student, he attended a rotary youth exchange program in Australia for a year. McConaughey later joined the University of Texas at Austin and went to Delta Tai Delta. He studied Bachelor of Science in Radio-Television-Film.

Before starting his studies, t UT-Austin McConaughey wanted to study at Southern Methodist University. It is a private university, and due to high tuition fees, one of his brothers told him to shelve his idea.

After completing his bachelor, David wanted to join law school but later didn’t because he didn’t want to become a lawyer.

His career in the Film Industry

Matthew McConaughey Net Worth

Matthew McConaughey Net Worth

Before he became a professional actor, David started by appearing on Tv commercials. He got his first opportunity in the film industry in 1993 in Dazed and Confused. His character in the film made him loved by fans.

In 1994 he got many chances to act in other movies such as Angels in the Outfield, Boys on the Side, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation. A year later (1995) was among the cast in Boys on the Side.

Other movies he acted in include;

  • Lone Star
  • A Time to Kill
  • Larger Than Life
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
  • The Gentlemen
  • True Detective

Matthew McConaughey is part of Sing 2 currently filming, and we hope it will premiere this year (2021).

Personal Life of Matthew McConaughey

Camila Alves is the wife to Matthew he met in 2006 and dated for five years before their engagement. A year after their engagement, the couple held a private wedding ceremony in Austin, Texas.

The two have three children, two sons, and a daughter. Their first son was born in 2008, the second child, a daughter, was born in 2010, while their last child year of birth was in 2012.

McConaughey’s family attends a non-denominational church.

When it comes to sports, he an NFL fan and supports Washington Football Team (Washington Redskins). He also supports Texas Longhorns, his former school. David currently owns a minority stake in Austin FC, participating in the Major League Soccer in 2021.

Total Wealth of Matthew McConaughey

Matthew is worth $140 million U.S. dollars, and most of this wealth is from the film industry. David is a box office superstar and is paid between 15 to 20 million per film. This is way more than what he was earning ($48,500) in 1994.

Before winning an Oscar for acting in Dallas Buyers Club in 2013, he accepted his lowest salary ($200,000). This is after he declined $15 million to feature in Magnum P.I.

Apart from the film industry, Matthew has endorsements with Lincoln (car company), Dolce & Gabbana, and Stetson Black.

Philanthropic Activities

Just Keep Livin is his foundation that seeks to help teenagers choose the remarkable life and choices to grow as better people.


Matthew McConaughey is currently a professor at Moody College of Communication in the department of Radio-Television-Film. As an actor, he has received eighty-six nominations and has won thirty-seven of them. This is all we had about McConaughey. If his wealth changes, we will update you.