The net worth of Johnny Depp is estimated to be $150 million. As of today, Johnny Depp 39’s films have grossed over $8.7 billion worldwide in box office receipts. He has been known to earn upwards of $100 million per year, making him one of the world'’s highest-paid actors. Johnny earned $650 million from 2003 to 2016, according to a lawsuit against his former business managers. Johnny's unimaginably extravagant lifestyle ultimately resulted in him near insolvency at various times. At his peak, he spent more than $2 million a month on lifestyle expenses.
Early Life & Career
The actor was born on June 9, 1963, in Owensboro, Kentucky. There are three older siblings in his family. During his childhood, his family moved frequently before settling in Miramar, Florida. At 12 years old, Depp began playing in various bands, eventually dropping out of high school to become a rock musician. He separated from his band The Kids after they relocated to Los Angeles. Following this decision, Depp chose an acting career upon the
advice of actor Nicolas Cage, whom he met through his first wife.
He appeared in “A Nightmare on Elm Street“ in 1984 and made a few other films before landing a role in “21 Jump Street” in which he was reportedly paid around $45,000 per episode.
Rise to Stardom
Depp gained recognition as a result of “21 Jump Street”. The role established his reputations a leading Hollywood actor and also began his long relationship with Burton. The films that Johnny Depp acted in throughout the 1990s include Benny and Joon (1993), What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Don Juan DeMarco (1995), Donnie Brasco (1997), Sleepy Hollow (1999), and Chocolat (2000).
“Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” (2003) earned him wide acclaim for his portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow. All four sequels of the franchise featured him again as the pirate. In 2004, he reunited with Tim Burton, playing Willy Wonka in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory“ (2004), and voiced the character, Victor Van Dort, in “Corpse Bride”(2005).
He founded Infinitum Nihil in 2004, serving as its founder and CEO along with his sister Christi Dembrowski as president. In addition to acting, Depp is an accomplished musician. In 2015, he formed Hollywood Vampires with Alice Cooper and Joe Perry, who released their self-titled debut studio album that year. Three of the songs on the album were written with Depp. In June 2019, they released “Rise” their second studio album.
After he married Lori Allison in 1983, he divorced her in 1985. He later became engaged to Jennifer Grey and Sherilyn Fenn in the 1980s. Winona Ryder, his “Edward Scissorhands” co-star, proposed to him in 1990. During his time dating Kate Moss, he became involved with actress Vanessa Paradis in 1998. As a couple, they have two children together. During the filming of Depp's film “The Ninth Gate” in France, they met.
Depp began dating actress Amber Heard in 2012 after splitting with Paradis, whom he had met while filming “The Rum Diary” (2011). Heard filed for divorce from Depp in May 2016, claiming he &;verbally and physically abused& her, an accusation that Depp's lawyers denied.
As part of the divorce settlement, Depp paid Heard $7 million. Depp sued Heard for $50 million after she wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post in December 2018.
In the majority of his career, Depp 39;s finances were handled by The Management Group. He alleged they mismanaged his money, added more than $40 million in debt without his knowledge, failed to file his property taxes on time, made unauthorized loans, and overpaid for security and other services among many other charges.
Even though Depp was paid $650 million, the Management Group countersued that he lost a great deal of liquid cash over the past 13 years due to his outrageous spending, which topped $2 million per month. According to them, Depp put himself in this situation by overspending recklessly.
The actor is still one of Hollywood's top earners. Each movie earns him $20 million in advance plus 20% on the back end. In the first three years of the deal, Pirates of the Caribbean generated more than $300 million in revenue. He also earned $55 million from the backend of the movie.
Notable Salaries & Earnings
On 21 Jump Street &, Johnny earned $45,000 per episode. In the mid-1990s, he began earning major film salaries. The movie Nick of Time" earned him $5 million in 1995. Donnie Brasco & brought him an additional $5 million in 1997.
In 2003, Johnny acquired $10 million for his first role as Jack Sparrow. In the second installment of Pirates , he earned $20 million in base salary. Adding backend points, her earnings totaled $60 million. During the third film in the “Pirates” series, he made $55 million.
The salary of Johnny in 2010 was low compared to his backend points. As a result, the film earned $1 billion at the worldwide box office for a $55 million payout. According to Forbes, one of the top ten biggest acting paychecks ever.
For his part in the “Fantastic Beasts” franchise, Johnny received $16 million in 2020. He was required to be paid regardless of circumstances by Warner Brothers. Johnny still earned $16 million when they fired him after the Amber Heard lawsuit.