Keanu Reeves donated 70% of his salary from 'The Matrix' to leukemia research

scandal 06/01/2022

As if we needed another reason to love Keanu Reeves… 

The Matrix actor donated 70% of his salary from the first film towards leukemia research. According to Ladbible the actor donated a total of $31.5 million dollars. It was revealed that he was inspired to fund research after his younger sister Kim suffered from Leukemia.

Keanu was Kim’s primary caregiver and was by her side during her recovery after she spent a decade fighting the cancer. It was reported that Keanu spent $5 million on therapies to help his sister Kim recover. He said,

"She was always there for me, you know. I will always be here for her."

The first film in the Matrix franchise was made in 1999 and it’s latest installment is currently in theatres now.