Johnny Depp Is Still Worth $150 Million After the Recent 'Amber' Storm

Johnny Depp Is Still Worth $150 Million After the Recent 'Amber' Storm
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Name  Johnny Depp
Net worth $150 million
Salary $20 Million Per Film
Sources of income Acting, Music
DOB June 9, 1963
Age 60
Gender Male
Nationality  American
Profession Actor, producer, musician

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Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp lost a lot on the career front as he was dropped from several productions, including the famous franchise of Pirates of The Caribbean and the Fantastic Beasts due to his legal woes with Amber Heard. However, since the jury delivered the verdict in Depp’s favor, he has been able to repair his public image and he still commands a staggering net worth in millions of dollars.

Johnny Depp at the premiere of Disney's 'Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' | Getty Images | Photo by Rich Fury
Johnny Depp at the premiere of Disney's 'Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' | Getty Images | Photo by Rich Fury

 

Adding to the publicity of Johnny Depp’s infamous defamation trial, Netflix has released a trailer for its new docu-series, Depp v. Heard which is set to explore multiple dimensions of the case. The defamation case may be one of the most publicized court cases of the 21st century which revealed shocking details of Hollywood actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s troubled relationship.



 

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According to celebritynetworth.com, Johnny Depp’s net worth is still estimated to be $150 million. Depp has been a part of many multi-billion dollar productions and has entertained the world with popular characters like 'Captain Jack Sparrow,' 'Edward Scissorhands', and more.

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Acting has been the main source of income for Depp, although he started his career as a musician playing in various bands after his mother gifted him a guitar when he was 12 years old. He then dropped out of high school to pursue a career in rock music.

He became a part of the band "The Kids" and relocated to Los Angeles. However, soon split up and Depp then chose to pursue a career in acting career. 

Depp's first film role came in 1984 with the horror film "A Nightmare on Elm Street." He went on to work on a  few other projects before landing his breakout role in the Fox television series "21 Jump Street," for which he was paid about  $45,000 per episode.

He went on to appear in a string of roles and made a name for himself as an excellent actor. After critically acclaimed performances in films like "Edward Scissorhands," "Benny & Joon," "Ed Wood," and "Chocolat."



 

 

However, he rose to global fame when he appeared as Captain Jack Sparrow in "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," which earned him an Oscar nomination.



 

 

Depp's base salary for the second "Pirates" film, was bumped up to  $20 million and he earned another $40 million in backend profits. He appeared in a total of 5 "Pirates of The Caribbean" films before losing his contract after domestic abuse allegations surfaced.



 

 

To date, Depp’s films have grossed over $3.7 billion in America and $10 billion worldwide at the box office as per the publication.

Johnny Depp at the Monte-Carlo Gala For Planetary Health | Getty Images | Photo by SC Pool - Corbis
Johnny Depp at the Monte-Carlo Gala For Planetary Health | Getty Images | Photo by SC Pool - Corbis

According to the details revealed in the various lawsuits, Depp's annual salary has topped $100 million, multiple times, Celebrity Net Worth reported.

He was one of the highest-paid actors on the planet as between 2003 and 2016 alone, he earned $650 million in salaries, backend profits, and endorsement contracts.

However, the lawsuits also revealed that at times he was on the brink of insolvency as he had a staggering living cost, due to his extravagant lifestyle. 

Johnny Depp's 5 highest grossing films 

1. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) — $1.06 Billion

2. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) — $1.04 Billion

3. Alice in Wonderland (2010) — $1.02 Billion

4.Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) — $961 Million

5. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) — $814 Million

In 2015, Depp reportedly signed a "seven-figure" deal with luxury fashion brand Dior. He also launched the brand's new fragrance Sauvage.



 

Depp also formed the group  Hollywood Vampires which released their self-titled debut studio album in 2015 and a second studio album "Rise" was released in  2019.



 

Depp is also an acclaimed painter and in 2022, his artwork was featured in the art retailer Castle Fine Art Gallery and sold out in less than a day. The actor made a  reported $4 million from 780 prints.

Depp's primary home in Los Angeles comprises of five contiguous lots that span 2.75 acres. The primary mansion has 8 bedrooms/10 bathrooms and the entire estate is believed to have 35-40 bedrooms.

He also owned five side-by-side penthouse apartments in Los Angeles' "Eastern Columbia" building which he acquired for a total of $7.2 million. He sold these penthouses all at once in 2017 for $10.9 million, as per Celebrity Net Worth.



 

He further owns a 41-acre horse ranch in his native Kentucky. He bought the estate in 1995 for $950,000 and then sold it in 2001 for $1 million before re-purchasing it in 2005 million for $2 million as a gift for his mother. 

Depp also owns a 37-acre estate called Côte d'Azur, 17 miles away from Saint-Tropez in a town called Plan De La Tour. His ex-wife, Vanessa Paradis bought the for an undisclosed amount. However, in 2021, Depp listed the property for $55 million.



 

 

Depp also owns a property in Paris, in a suburb called Meudon which is believed to be taken over by Vanessa upon their separation. Further, Depp owned a 45-acre,  private island in the Bahamas, with a 3,500 square-foot home surrounded by pristine white sand beaches.  In 2014, Depp also bought a $16 million estate in Somerset.

On his way to super-stardom, Depp was in a long relationship with French actress Vanessa Paradis, with whom he has two children. Their nearly 15-year relationship was admired by fans but the two unfortunately ended the relationship amicably in 2012.

Image Source: Getty Images | Photo by Frazer Harrison
Image Source: Getty Images | Photo by Frazer Harrison

 

Later Johnny Depp married fellow Hollywood Actor, Amber Heard in 2015. Their short-lived relationship became the subject of endless headlines and several lawsuits. It finally ended with a divorce in 2017 but the lawsuits continued. 

In 2016, Amber Heard filed for divorce from Depp and was granted a temporary restraining order against him. She claimed that the actor had hit her with a phone leaving her bruised. She also claimed that Depp had verbally and physically abused her over the course of their relationship and that he suffers from anger issues.

Image Source: Getty Images | Photo by Michael Kovac
Image Source: Getty Images | Photo by Michael Kovac

In 2017, the couple's divorce was finalized and a year later, Heard went on to write an op-ed for The Washington Post where she mentioned her experience with abuse. However, she did not directly name Depp in the article. However, her reference to a former partner who abused her and the timeline matching the couple’s relationship sparked speculation that Depp abused his wife. This created a lot of buzz and allegedly damaged Depp’s reputation.

In 2019, Depp sued Heard for defamation, claiming the first article published by the Post was a ruse for Heard to gain positive press for herself. He also rejected the claims that Heard was a victim of domestic violence. He sought $50 million in damages.



 

The trial was held in a Virginia court where shocking details of their relationship were revealed. Depp testified over the course of four days, while Heard's lawyers laid out evidence of Depp’s past drug and alcohol use.

After the weekslong trial, the jury heard the closing arguments and began deliberating. The jury delivered the verdict in June 2022 and unanimously found that Heard defamed Depp, awarding him $5 million in punitive damages and $10 million in compensatory damages. Meanwhile, Heard was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages in her counterclaim. Following the verdict, Depp stated, "The jury gave me my life back," according to NBC news. Later in December, Heard announced that she settled the defamation case through an Instagram post.


 
 
 
 
 
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Over a year after the conclusion of Johnny Depp's defamation case, Netflix delved into the lawsuit and its wider cultural impact with the documentary series, Depp v. Heard.


 
 
 
 
 
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Netflix released the trailer on July 27 for the documentary which revealed that the series will extend well beyond the courtroom and show the social media firestorm ignited by the case. The much-awaited docu-series is set to release internationally on August 16.

Who is Johnny Depp's Current Girlfriend?

Johnny Depp is reportedly dating lawyer Joelle Rich from his UK legal team. 

What is Johnny Depp's Net Worth in 2023?

Johnny Depp has an estimated net worth of $150 million as of September 2023. 

How Does Johnny Depp Spend His Money?

Johnny Depp has been known for his extravagant lifestyle, including luxury real estate, art collections, and spending on various assets. 

How Did Johnny Depp Earn His Fortune?

Johnny Depp earned his fortune primarily through his successful acting career,  as well as other ventures in production, music, and art. 

Who Has Johnny Depp Been In A Relationship With?

Johnny Depp has been in relationships with notable figures, including Winona Ryder, Kate Moss, and Vanessa Paradis. His marriage to Amber Heard was highly publicized, leading to legal controversies.

Why Does Johnny Depp Have Lesser Money Compared To 2016?

Due to several legal battles, including a high-profile lawsuit against a management group,  Johnny Depp faced financial setbacks and lost several contracts with production houses like Disney and Warner Brothers.

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