What is Matthew McConaughey's net worth? Actor considering Texas governor run in 'next chapter of life'

'I do think I have some things to teach and share, and what is my role? What's my category in my next chapter of life that I'm going into?' the actor mulled in a podcast


                            What is Matthew McConaughey's net worth? Actor considering Texas governor run in 'next chapter of life'
Matthew McConaughey has often expressed concern over the deep political divisions in the US (Getty Images)

Matthew McConaughey says he is seriously considering a gubernatorial run in Texas.

During his appearance on an episode of Crime Stoppers of Houston's 'The Balanced Voice' podcast on Wednesday, the Oscar-winning actor said that he was considering running for the job in his home state. 

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When appearing on the show, host and Crime Stoppers CEO Rania Mankarious asked him about running for governor in the Lone Star State. McConaughey replied, "It's a true consideration." "I'm looking into now again, what is my leadership role?" said McConaughey, 51. "Because I do think I have some things to teach and share, and what is my role? What's my category in my next chapter of life that I'm going into?" he added.

In November, on 'The Hugh Hewitt Show', McConaughey didn't rule out a run for the governor's office when asked about it. "I don’t know. I mean, that wouldn’t be up to me. It would be up to the people more than it would me," he had said at the time. "I would say this," McConaughey added. "Look, politics seems to be a broken business to me right now. And when politics redefines its purpose, I could be a hell of a lot more interested."

(EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Texas Governor Greg Abbott announces the reopening of more Texas businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic at a press conference at the Texas State Capitol on May 18, 2020 in Austin, Texas. Abbott said that childcare facilities, youth camps, some professional sports, and bars may now begin to fully or partially reopen their facilities as outlined by regulations listed on the Open Texas website. (Getty Images)

"I want to get behind personal values to rebind our social contracts with each other as Americans, as people again," McConaughey told Hewitt. He added that the country doesn't "trust each other". "That leads to us not trust in ourselves, which if that becomes epidemic, then we’ve got anarchy," the actor said. "I’m all for the individual, and I think it’s for — to make collective change that the individual needs to look in the mirror and say, 'How can I be a little bit better today?'"

Many on social media are expressing their support for the actor's plans. "BREAKING: Matthew McConaughey seriously considering running for Texas governor. *well...alrigh-alrigh-alrigh-all right," one joked in the actor's signature manner. "Matthew McConaughey thinking about running for Texas governor? I doubt he’s a Democrat, which makes him, all right all right all right," a user said. "Would he run on a progressive platform, or alt-right alt-right alt-right?" another user humorously asked about the actor's beliefs. 



 

 



 

 

 



 

And many users are expecting a positive outcome should he run. "Governor Matthew McConaughey of Texas seems like the outcome we all deserve at this point," one said. "f Matthew McConaughey runs for Governor of Texas, HE HAS MY VOTE!!" another added. 

 



 

 



 

 

The election will take place November 8, 2022, and Republican Greg Abbott is up for re-election, running for a third term. 

Abbott faced a lot of flak for lifting the mask mandate that took effect on Wednesday. He was also criticised for his handling of the electricity crisis in the state last month. "Removing statewide mandates does not end personal responsibility," Abbott said on Tuesday. "It's just that now state mandates are no longer needed."

What is Matthew McConaughey's net worth?

Best known for 'Dazed and Confused', 'Interstellar', 'Gold' and 'The Gentlemen', a recent article in CelebrityNetWorth, claim his net worth to be at $140 million. Apart from films, he also earns millions of dollars worth of endorsements every year, particularly with the car company Lincoln. 

According to a 2014 Forbes list of Top 100 celebrities, McConaughey stood on the 52nd position with an earning of $21 million due to the hits 'Dallas Buyers Club', a role for which he won an Oscar, and HBO's 'True Detective'. 

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