Johnny Depp was one of the richest men in Hollywood because of his worldwide popularity and lengthy career, but he has since spent most of his income on legal disputes. Johnny Depp’s slide from fame is unlike any other Hollywood star’s. His films have earned a total of US$8.7 billion at the box office throughout the globe, making Depp one of the top performers of all time. Depp’s career spanned four decades; for most of that time, he was one of the most in-demand actors in Hollywood. He was once thought to be worth $900 million (about A$1.2 billion), making him one of the richest actors in the industry. It was all going well for him until he went and wasted it.
The ultimate verdict in his law suit against Amber Heard
Depp won his $50 million defamation trial against Amber Heard. Depp was granted $10 million in damages and $5 million in additional penalties while their marriage and divorce, prior relationships, charitable work, and financial balances were probed. Punitive damages for him are capped at US$350,000 under Virginia law. Depp’s attorney had previously termed Heard’s accusations of abuse a “hoax,” and the jury agreed, awarding Heard US$2 million for defamation. Depp walks away from the court with US$8.35 million after deducting Heard’s award from his own.
The Net Worth of Johnny Depp in 2022
The actor’s financial situation has become notorious. In addition to being one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood, he is known for his lavish lifestyle, which has been documented in a seemingly never-ending series of court fights. Depp sued his former business managers for $25 million in 2017, alleging them of stealing $650 million from him, putting him “on the edge of bankruptcy” The Management Group filed a countersuit, saying Depp spent $2 million a month on his extravagant lifestyle of $500,000 in storage warehouse rent, $30,000 in wine, and $200,000 in private planes.
Depp made an unbelievable US$300 million for the five pirate movies. The first film made $10 million. The second made $20 million plus $40 million in extra money, and the third and fourth made roughly $50 million apiece. Forbes reports that Depp made an estimated $90 million with his fifth feature. The actor was able to set a substantially higher starting charge for his services as a result of the franchise’s popularity. His 2005 Willy Wonka earned $18 million, The Tourist paid US$20 million, and in 2020, he was paid $16 million to play Gellert Grindelwald. His $55 million payoff for Alice in Wonderland is one of the ten highest actor payouts for a single movie.
Depp’s extensive portfolio of businesses and real estate has helped him weather the financial storm caused by his lavish lifestyle, mounting legal bills, and multimillion-dollar divorce settlement. As of the year 2022, Johnny Depp is expected to have a net worth of about $150 million.