Johnny Depp Net Worth

Johnny Depp Net Worth

What is the net worth of Johnny Depp?

Johnny Depp is an American actor, film producer and musician.

He is one of the highest-paid actors in the world, with earnings exceeding $100 million in some years.

At the time of publishing this article, Johnny Depp’s films have grossed over $8.7 billion at box offices worldwide.

Given the success of his acting career and his off-screen activities, Johnny Depp has amassed an estimated net worth of over $150 million.

Johnny Depp v The Sun Newspaper Libel Case 2020

Depp has been somewhat out of favour recently after losing his libel case against the Sun newspaper over an article that called him a wife-beater.

Mr Depp, 57, sued the paper after it claimed he assaulted his ex-wife Amber Heard, an allegation which he denied.

He was subsequently dropped from his role as Gellert Grindelwald in the “Fantastic Beasts” franchise and he was reportedly dropped from the next instalment of the very successful “Pirates of the Caribbean” films, where he plays the starring role of Captain Jack Sparrow.

However, Dior the French fashion and fragrance brand stood by Depp.

He appeared in a new video clip promoting his Sauvage fragrance with Dior, much to the pleasure of his fans who are applauding the company for standing by him.

Johnny Depp v Amber Heard Libel Case 2022

Fast forward to 2022 and Depp was back in court, suing his ex-wife Amber Heard for defamation.

After a long and protracted trial lasting over 7 weeks, Depp won his case and was awarded $15 million.

This should now vindicate him and allow him to get his acting career back on track.

Early Life

John Christopher Depp II was born on 9 June 1963 to John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer and waitress, Betty Sue Palmer (née Wells), Depp is the youngest of their four children.

Although born in Owensboro, Kentucky, Depp spent the majority of his childhood growing up in the town of Miramar in Florida.

His parents divorced in 1978 when Depp was 15, not long after this, he dropped out of high school to pursue a music career as a rock musician. He joined a rock band called The Kids, but the band split up not long after relocating to Los Angeles.

Johnny Depp is a notable guitar player and has performed on songs by Aerosmith, Oasis, Marilyn Manson, Iggy Pop and Vanessa Paradis to name but a few.

Acting Career

After the breakup of his band, Depp was introduced to actor Nicolas Cage, it was Cage that encouraged the young Johnny Depp to try his hand at acting.

This was not a tough sell for Cage, as Depp had been interested in acting since reading a biography of James Dean and watching the film Rebel Without a Cause.

Johnny Depp’s first screen appearance was in the 1984 horror movie A Nightmare on Elm Street. His big breakthrough though was landing the part of Tom Hanson in the TV series 21 Jump Street in 1987. Depp has since gone on to star in many movies, most notably, Edward Scissorhands and Pirates of the Caribbean.

Johnny Depp has regularly been paid over $50 million per film during his acting career.

Personal Life

Johnny Depp was married to makeup artist Lori Anne Allison from 1983 until 1985.

After his divorce from Lori Ann, Depp was engaged to actresses Jennifer Grey, and Sherilyn Fenn before later proposing to his Edward Scissorhands co-star Winona Ryder.

From 1994 to 1998, Depp was in a relationship with English supermodel Kate Moss. 

Shortly after his breakup with Moss, Depp began a relationship with French actress and singer Vanessa Paradis. They have two children, daughter Lily-Rose Melody Depp (born 1999) and a son, Jack (born 2002). Unfortunately, this relationship did not last and they separated in 2012.

Following his breakup with Paradis, Johnny started a relationship with the now-infamous Amber Heard. They were married in 2015 and a year later, Heard filed for divorce which was granted in 2017.

How much money does Johnny Depp have?

Johnny Depp has had a very successful acting career. This has allowed him to amass a net worth of over $150 million.

He has previously been able to command more than $50 million per film and often earned more than $100 million per year. This has allowed Depp to build a $75 million property portfolio. He owns 14 homes in places that include Los Angeles, France and an island he owns in the Bahamas.

The future for the megastar was looking uncertain, due in part to him losing his libel case against the Sun newspaper.

As stated above, he lost out on several film parts and was forced to quit his role of dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts 3.

However, all that could change now with his recent defamation case triumph against Amber Heard.

It will be interesting to see how the rest of the film industry views him now and if it will lead to an increase of roles being offered to the actor.

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