Johnny Depp had the universal appeal and longevity that made him one of the richest men in Hollywood, now he has spent most of his fortune on legal battles.
Johnny Depp fell out of favor like no other.
For most of his 40-year career, Depp has been one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood, with such universal appeal and apparently enduring appeal that he has become a major box-office card – to date, his films have grossed US$8.7 billion at the box office. . office, worldwide.
And thus became one of the wealthiest members of the business, and at one point was worth an estimated US$900 million (AU$1.2 billion). Until he squandered it all.
The ongoing $50 million defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard has brought new scrutiny of both parties’ lives, their marriage and divorce, past relationships, charitable contributions and their bank accounts. In particular, what a dent this case can leave in their pockets.
Johnny Depp’s fortune
Depp’s finances were the subject of notoriety.
He is known not only for being one of the most “overpaid” actors in Hollywood – on average, he pockets According to Celebrity Net Worth, $20 million for the role plus 20 percent on the back end. – apart from his reckless and excessive spending habits, which resulted in an endless saga of legal battles.
In 2017, Depp filed a $25 million lawsuit against his former business managers, accusing them of stealing $650 million from him, causing him to owe $100 million in taxes and “on the brink of bankruptcy,” he said rolling stone magazine.
A counterclaim by The Management Group was sued, alleging that Depp was spending about $2 million a month to maintain his luxurious lifestyle. – including $500,000 for storage space rental, $30,000 for wine, $200,000 for private jets.
The actor also splurged on a private island (on which he and Heard swore), an $18 million yacht (which he later sold to J.K. Rowling), a bankrupt record label ($4 million), $150,000 for security, and $300,000 for upkeep. 40 people. staff.
The world should have known the eccentric actor had a penchant for spending lavishly in 2005 when Depp forked $5 million for a cannon to blow the ashes of his late friend Hunter S. Thompson over Aspen, Colorado. A gun. To the ashes of your friend.
Depp said ROlling Stone magazine that he “didn’t have the slightest idea of money or amounts of money”; but most of what was lost was made from Pirates of the Caribbean franchise only.
With five dashing films, Depp made a mind-boggling $300 million: $10 million for the first installment, $20 for the sequel (plus a $40 million bonus) and around $50 million for the third and fourth installments. In accordance with Forbesthe fifth film earned Depp a cool US$90 million.
The success of the franchise meant that the actor received a much higher base rate for his talents. His 2005 Willy Wonka earned $18 million. Tourist paid US$20 million and in 2020 he was paid $16 million to appear as Gellert Grindelwald and his fee of $55 million for Alice in Wonderland Still considered one of the 10 highest acting fees for a single film. (his Pirates of the Caribbean pay comes third).
His exorbitant spending, recurring legal fees and a multi-million dollar divorce settlement were mitigated by the numerous business ventures and real estate in Depp’s portfolio.
As of 2022 Celebrity Wealth Assessment Johnny Depp’s net worth is $150 million (more than AU$210 million).
However, that may not be enough to soften the blow of Heard’s $100 million counterclaim currently underway on a very sordid public stage.