Johnny Depp: Net Worth and Fees

birth date June 09, 1963 (59 years old)
Born in Owensboro, Kentucky, USA
nationality USA
Marital status divorced from Amber Heard (since 2015-2017)
Profession Actor, producer, screenwriter
Full name John Christopher Depp II
Children 3 (Lily Rose Melody, Jack Christopher)
size 1.78 m

How rich is Johnny Depp?

Whether mad hatter, murderous hairdresser, romantic Don Juan or unconventional pirate: Hardly any other actor is as changeable as Johnny Depp. And although his heart beats for the bizarre, extravagant roles, he has been one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood for many years. His starring role as Captain Jack Sparrow in “Pirates of the Caribbean” has brought him an estimated 225 million euros so far . For the fifth part of the series, which was released in cinemas in 2017, he received a record fee of over 80 million euros. Overall, the charismatic actor is said to have an estimated fortune of 140 million euros own. Most recently, he made headlines with allegations of domestic violence by his ex-wife Amber Heard. More info below.

Johnny Depp broke? He spent his fortune on this:

He spends the many millions that Johnny Depp earns in no time at all. He is considered one of Hollywood’s biggest spendthrifts. After various lawsuits, his long-standing consulting firm TMG disclosed what the actor is said to have squandered his incredible fortune on in recent years. It is talked about insane expenses of about 2 million dollars per month. However, he is far from bankrupt.

Here is a small excerpt of the wealth expenditure:

  • $75 million for various properties. These include five homes in the Hollywood Hills, five contiguous penthouses in Los Angeles, a horse ranch in Kentucky and a 15-acre estate near Saint Tropez. (Many of the properties have now been sold again)
  • $18 million for a 150 foot  luxury yacht which he later sold to JK Rowling
  • $5.35 million for a 3 island chain in the Bahamas
  • 10 million dollars are said to have flowed to family and friends for various support
  • Many millions for 42 luxury cars, exclusive works of art by Andy Warhol, Gustav Klimt, and over 70 valuable guitars and jewelry.
  • $30,000 per month for exclusive wines from around the world
  • $300,000 a month for 40 employees
  • $200,000 a month for a private jet

Johnny Depp makes the box office ring and makes a fortune in the process

The Difficult Childhood of Johnny Depp

But Johnny Depp wasn’t always on the sunny side of life. His early childhood was marked by frequent moves. Like his three older siblings (Debbie, Christi and Daniel), he also suffered greatly from the arguments of his parents Betty Sue Palmer and John Christopher Depp. He escaped this difficult family situation through his love of music. This was sparked when he was given a used guitar at the age of twelve. He then founded his first band called “Flame” together with friends. By appearing in bars and clubs, he came into contact with the wrong people who introduced him to cigarettes, drugs and alcohol. According to his own statements, however, he was never addicted. He finally dropped out of school at the age of 15 and kept his head above water with temporary jobs and occasional appearances as a musician. At the age of 20 he married his childhood sweetheart Lori Anne Allison for the first time. What nobody knew at the time: she was supposed to be indirectly responsible for his career as an actor, although the couple had already separated by then.

The first steps as an actor

Because Depp remained friends with his first wife after their separation, he also met her new boyfriend. And this was none other than Nicholas Cage . He helped Johnny Depp land his first small supporting role in the 1984 classic “Nightmare on Elm Street”. Other small roles followed until he starred in the 1986 film “Platoon”. Here, too, he has a supporting role, which, however, receives a lot of attention and secures him further engagements. During this time, Johnny realizes that his future may not be in the music business after all, and that he should pursue his acting career. Johnny Depp’s international breakthrough came in 1987 with the teen series “21 Jump Street” ., in which he plays a teenage cop. He later reported that he absolutely hated the role of a teen idol. Perhaps that encouraged him to cast the unusual roles in particular later on.

With the films “Cry Baby” and “Edward Scissorhands” Johnny Depp finally made it into the first ranks of Hollywood actors. While filming “Edward Scissorhands” he met the director Tim Burton , with whom he was to have a deep friendship from then on. In the next few years, other successful films followed, such as “Benny and Joon” in 1993, “Gilbert Grape” with the young Leonardo Di Caprio in 1993, “Don Juan de Marco” in 1995, “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” in 1998 and “Sleepy Hollow”. 1999. He rings in the new millennium with the romantic comedy “Chocolat” alongside Juliette Binoche.

Johnny Depp revolutionizes the image of a pirate

Then, in 2003, came the film with which he was associated worldwide: Pirates of the Caribbean. In this Disney production, he plays the pirate Captain Jack Sparrow alongside other high-profile actors such as Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley . He almost wasn’t chosen for the role because Disney executives were initially very suspicious of the way he interpreted Jack Sparrow. Until then, pirates were more associated with power, strength, coolness and toughness. Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow, however, is a moody, ever-swaying and slightly slurred pirate who has undoubtedly seen better days. But it was precisely this unconventional style that brought Johnny an Oscar nomination and the film, a huge hit at the box office, grossing over $654 million . He’s also one of those actors who never won or ever will win an Oscar. It is now known that Johnny Depp used the gestures and facial expressions of Rolling Stone’s Keith Richards for the role of the pirate captain, whom he described as “the best pirate of our time”.

The second part occupies one of the top spots in the ranking of the highest grossing films of all time with a gross of 432 million dollars.

Johnny Depp: Changeable like no other

But even in the new millennium, Johnny Depp didn’t want to be tied down to one role. In 2005 he played the crazy factory owner in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, for which he was able to work again with his pal Tim Burton. He had this pleasure again in 2007 when Burton filmed the musical “Sweeny Todd – The Devilish Barber of Fleet Street” (Oscar nomination). The two also worked together again in 2010 for the classic “Alice in Wonderland” and Johnny Depp shone as the mad hatter. This year, he ranked #1 on Forbes’ list as Hollywood’s highest-earning actor and goes on to make a million-dollar fortune

In 2005 he had another Oscar nomination for his role as Peter Pan author JM Barrie in When Dreams Learn to Fly. Darker is his character in The Secret Window, which is based on a book by Stephen King .

Private ups and downs

After a grueling childhood and youth, Johnny Depp’s private life was able to enter calmer waters from 1998 onwards. There he met and fell in love with the French singer Vanessa Paradis . The couple was in a relationship until 2012 and have two children together. The relationship falls apart when Johnny falls in love with his colleague Amber Heard in 2012 , with whom he is making the film The Rum Diary. He is rumored to have given her an engagement ring worth €93,000 in 2014. His ex Vanessa Paradis is said to have sweetened the separation with 100 million euros, although by law he would not be obliged to pay maintenance. The joint property in France was up for sale at the Sotheby’s auction house in the summer for 23 million euros.

Marriage and Divorce of Amber Heard

On February 4th, 2015 the actor married his colleague Amber Heard, but the marriage should not last long. In early 2017, the dream couple divorced after months of marital warfare. Amber should be allowed to keep the two dogs and a horse. There are also two cars: A new Range Rover and a 1968 Ford Mustang. The actor also had to pay his ex $7 million, peanuts compared to his fortune. There were also serious allegations of physical violence, which ended in a Hollywood mud fight. In fact, on June 1st, 2022, after 6 weeks of mudslinging, Depp was wrongly accused of domestic violence and acquitted by the jury. Conversely, the jury found his ex guilty of defamation or falsely publicly accusing the Washington Post of domestic violence. She has to pay $15 million in damages. However, in a counterclaim, the jury also awarded Amber $2 million.

Conclusion: A success for Johnny Depp, because he is officially not a woman beater and still receives 13 million US dollars.

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