During the ongoing battle between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp, one of the things people are clinging to is the belief that she was only after his money the entire time. Well, that’s because Johnny is a very wealthy man as he was once one of the highest-paid actors in the entire world. He was wealthy even before and after his marriage to Amber and he is still wealthy.
However, he is currently battling his ex-wife and he was wealthier before he got married to Amber. Now, you might be wondering about his net worth before marrying his ex-wife Amber Heard.
Well, Johnny Depp had an estimated net worth of around $900 million before his marriage to Amber Heard. It’s a fact that he was once the highest-paid actor in the world due to his lucrative movies and investments. Unfortunately, his estimated net worth has dropped exponentially at the present as it is around only $100 to $150 million.
It really is an important topic of discussion about Johnny’s net worth before he married Amber Heard as he filed for a $50 million defamation suit against his ex-wife. So, let’s find out how he lost soo much money in such a short time and some of the details behind Johnny Depp’s net worth and finances.
Johnny Depp’s net worth before marrying Amber Heard
Johnny Depp is undoubtedly one of the most prominent actors in the film industry as he has had a lot of successful movies and TV shows. He started his career in the late 80s and since then he has become one of the most notable and popular names in the film industry. His career started to boom in the 90s and his name alone attracts audience members from all around the world.
Not only has he earned fame being one of the most popular actors in the industry but he also has a lot of money in the bank as well. Currently, people are wondering how much he was worth before his marriage to Amber Heard since he filed for a $50 million defamation suit against his ex-wife. So, naturally many people would be interested to know about his finances as they are curious to know if he was affected financially by the divorce and the subsequent effects that stemmed from the cancel culture after the allegations of abuse against him by his ex-wife, Amber Heard.
It looked like his finances went all downhill during and after his marriage to his ex-wife, Amber Heard so many people are curious to know about his worth before he got married to his ex-wife. You must be also quite interested after watching the defamation trial live and as the final verdict is around the corner.
Johnny Depp’s exact net worth hasn’t been revealed yet to the public before marrying his ex-wife and it’s quite difficult to get an exact number penned down for any private citizen’s net worth. But still, it has been estimated that his net worth is around $900 million at the height of his financial prowess before marrying Amber Heard.
How was Johnny Depp wealthier before his marriage to Amber Heard?
Well, there are a couple of reasons why he used to be wealthier before his marriage to his ex-wife, Amber Heard. He was one of the most successful actors of the 90s and 2000s as he was a respected actor known for reportedly skirting blockbuster film roles in favor of other projects. For example, he turned down to be the lead in the classic comedy Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in order to be featured in Oliver Stone’s Platoon.
Johnny appeared in a lot of different films and most of these films went on to become hits at the box office thanks to his high-quality acting and star power. His name quickly became a household name in Tim Burton’s movies while playing weird roles that highlighted his ability to play almost any kind of character imaginable.
Johnny probably amassed a sizable net worth for films like The Ninth Gate, Sleepy Hollow, Blow, From Hell, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, and critical claim for his work in Fear, Loathing in Las Vegas, and Dead Man. However, it was his work with Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise that truly captured him into the status of a megastar and earned a large amount of money, even able to buy his own island.
His portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow was soo perfect throughout the course of five different movies that he has left a mark on the history of acting and allowed Disney to earn billions of dollars in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise at the box office alone. Furthermore, Disney earned quite a lot through merchandise sales as well.
Johnny was soo popular throughout the entire world that he could command $20 million for one movie because producers trust in his name so much as a movie that stars him will almost always make money even if the quality is not good. He was able to earn $20 million for starring opposite Angelina Jolie in the international thriller The Thriller. Additionally, he earned $7.5 million for voice work in Rango, $15 million from The Rum Diary, $18 million for portraying the role of Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and $16 million for the role of Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts series.
According to the reports, he was able to earn $300 million at the box office just from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise alone. So, if you include his movie earnings and different investments that he made throughout his entire acting career then it’s quite easy to believe that his net worth could have reached $900 million at some point in his career before he got married to his ex-wife. Clearly, he was wealthier before his marriage to Amber Heard.
Did Johnny Depp lose a lot of money?
Johnny Depp might be still wealthy at the present but he was extravagantly wealthy at one point in his life as he reached a net worth of $900 million. He did indeed lose a lot of money due to various reasons which we will discuss in this section.
Actually, Johnny had an infamous way of handling his finances. He may have been one of the most overpaid actors in Hollywood but he is a reckless spender that likes to spend money on a lavish and expensive lifestyle that certainly isn’t something that he could keep up throughout his entire lifetime.
He launched a $25 million lawsuit against his former business managers when he accused them of stealing $650 million from him in 2017. Additionally, he said that they were the reasons why he was on the verge of filing for bankruptcy due to the alleged mishandling of his finances.
The management group denied his claims and countered by saying that he was the one who was at fault for losing money because of his lavish lifestyle. It was revealed that he was paying around $2 million a month on his lifestyle alone because this included different expenses like $500,000 for a storage warehouse rental and $200,000 for private jet rides.
Talking about his spending, he bought a yacht worth $18 million that he subsequently sold to billionaire author JK Rowling and paid $450,000 for his security and staff. For his wedding to Amber Heard, he spent quite a lot of money on a private island and $4 million on a failed record label. Furthermore, he spent $5 million on a cannon just so he could blast the ashes of his late friend over Aspen, Colorado. At this point, we all know that he never wants to keep things simple as he loves spending money.
Johnny himself admitted that he had little to no idea about the money. As a result, he went to spend money more than he could count. Amber Heard somewhat contributed to his lavish spending during their marriage. Johnny was completely canceled after she sued Johnny and ruined his name. So, she could be blamed for Johnny’s loss of money as he couldn’t earn much after ruining Johnny’s name.
However, Johnny had always been someone who loves spending unbelievable amounts of money just because he could. So, this is how he lost millions of dollars to the point that his $900 million net worth is now down to just $100 to $150 million.
Johnny Deep’s net worth at the present
You must have heard the saying “It’s difficult to reach the top, it is even harder to maintain that position at the top is the true challenge. Unfortunately, Johnny couldn’t maintain his wealth once he reached the peak of his finance.
Johnny had met his ex-wife Amber Heard when they starred in a movie together in 2011. They slowly became close to one another and ended up being married. This is where all of his wealth and finances steadily went down as he started spending absurd amounts of money on their lavish lifestyle. One thing to note is that Amber Heard wasn’t as wealthy as Johnny and she still had to leave an impact on the industry at that time.
Unfortunately, Amber Heard claimed that she was the victim of domestic violence after she got divorced from Johnny. After that Disney fired him from his roles in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and similarly Warner Bros. also removed him from the Fantastic Beasts movie series. Johnny Depp lost millions of dollars from the divorce.
As mentioned earlier, his current net worth is around $100 to $150 million which is impressive but nowhere near his $900 million when he was at the height of his financial prowess.