Johnny Depp’s net worth of estimated $350.0 million justifies why the Hollywood star is one of the highest-paid actors in the world.
Johnny Depp is one of the most influential actors in Hollywood, and his performances always leave a mark. It has been three decades since Johnny Depp got noticed as an actor, and now, the guy is a legend. Movies with Johnny Depp as the lead have become huge blockbusters, grossing millions of dollars on the opening day itself. The producers get ecstatic whenever the actor gives a nod for starring in their films. And, in return, they do not hesitate to write him the eight-figure checks. Even when the news of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s divorce kept making the rounds, the Hollywood star’s fans have never put him under a negative shade.
The reason being that Johnny Depp is one of the most humble guys in the entertainment world. The towering success of his films has never gotten into his head. And, people just can’t get enough of Captain Jack Sparrow! Depp’s most iconic portrayal of the most hilarious pirate captain in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean movies makes it hard for people to hate him. The franchise has made billions of dollars in the box office, and there’s probably no one in the world who hasn’t seen Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow.
The Pirates movie made Johnny Depp a popular face across the world. And, the success of the following Johnny Depp movies added to the actor’s global presence. That’s why Johnny Depp’s net worth, which is estimated at $350.0 million, has never seen a drop to date. Before we know more about his journey towards making this substantial wealth, let us take a look at the figures and see how rich is Johnny Depp, for real.
How Rich Is Johnny Depp?
Here’s a Breakdown of Johnny Depp’s Net Worth as of 2016.
|Acting in Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)||$61.1 million|
|Acting in Black Mass (2015)||$37.8 million|
|Gross box office collection of all the Pirates movies (till 2016)||$1.2 billion|
|Lifetime gross of all the movies starring Johnny Depp||Over $3.0 billion|
|Endorsement salary||$9.1 million|
|Estimated annual salary||$41.1 million|
|Johnny Depp Net Worth (2016)||$350.0 million|
Source: NetWorthTomb.com and BoxOfficeMojo.com
Johnny’s Road to Hollywood Fame
John Christopher “Johnny” Depp was born and raised in Owensboro, Kentucky. After his family settled in Miami, young Depp began developing an interest in performance arts. He was 12 when he began learning guitar and had even formed a band before turning 20. Only the die-hard Depp fans will know that he is not just a great actor but also a cool guitarist. But, most of us don’t know that Johnny got married very young and did telemarketing jobs to make ends meet.
In the early 1980s, Johnny Depp was introduced to actor Nicholas Cage, who advised him to start a career in acting. Depp was cast in a 1986 film called Thrashin,‘ and that helped him get noticed. Some of the TV producers scouted him out from the Hollywood radar and within a year, Depp had his own TV series. Starring as Officer Tom Hanson in the hit TV show 21 Jump Street helped Depp get a taste of Hollywood’s fame.
Johnny Depp’s Movies
Even though Depp suffered a downward spiral at the onset of his acting career, it did not stop him from moving on and going ahead with new opportunities. After having a hit TV show, Depp got movie break by being a part of the ensemble cast of one of the world’s most popular horror films: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1986). It was a great debut for the 25-year-old Johnny Depp, and he continued on the course of acting by starring in Tim Burton’s hit Edward Scissorhands (1990). He gained critical acclaim by starring in Oscar-winning movies like Platoon (1986) and What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993).
His performances in movies like Sleepy Hollow (1999) and Blow (2001) were applauded, but that did not make the Johnny Depp net worth get any bigger. Everything changed with the breakout role of his life, and since then, Johnny Depp’s wealth never saw rock bottom. In 2003, Johnny Depp starred as the lead character Captain Jack Sparrow in Walt Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean. This pirate movie became a mega blockbuster and catapulted Depp to a whole another level of Hollywood stardom. So far, the combined box office collections of all the four Pirates movies have surpassed $1.0 billion. That’s enough to help you figure out why Johnny Depp’s net worth is so huge today.
Mr. Depp’s Ventures
Even though Depp’s net worth is more than a quarter of a billion dollars, the 52-year-old actor has not satisfied himself with just one way of making money. Johnny Depp’s acting salaries makes up almost 90% of his current net worth, but that does not mean he hasn’t had any other sources of income. The other 10% is put forth by the millions of dollars the actor added by venturing out of the acting world.
Firstly, Johnny Depp began producing movies by opening his production company, Infinitum Nihil. The projects were handpicked by the company’s directors and Depp himself. Since 2004, the company has produced movies like The Rum Diary (2011), starring Depp himself, and cult favorites like Martin Scorsese’s Hugo (2011) and Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows (2012). Besides the movies business, Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Vanessa Paradis have invested in a winery, and own grapevines and farms in Plan-de-la-Tour, Saint-Topez. Along with that, Depp also owns a chic restaurant on Champs-Elysees.
Property & Endorsements
That is just a few of the many properties owned or co-owned by Johnny Depp. His biggest asset is himself, after all the People magazine has named Johnny Depp as the “Sexiest Man Alive”! For those who don’t know, Johnny Depp makes about $10.0 million per endorsement, and he has sponsored brands like Dior.
Enough of the earnings and let us find out on what Johnny Depp has spent his millions. His fans already know where Johnny Depp and his wife Amber Heard live. The 30-year-old actress stays with Johnny Depp and his 16-year-old daughter Lily-Rose in their classy mansion in California. The house is worth over $3.0 million, which also reminds us to introduce you to the other parts of the Johnny Depp estate. Johnny Depp’s properties are international, just like his popularity, and the actor owns a $5.0 million house and estate in Quantock Hills. He also owns a huge chateau in Plan-de-laTour, which is worth $2.0 million.
Unfortunately, the only thing that’s likely to affect Johnny Depp’s net worth is the ongoing divorce rumors. In fact, some news reports suggest that Depp’s wife filed for divorce last week. This comes as a shocker for us as we just saw Depp and Heard get out of the “dog smuggling” trouble they faced this year. It was a relief to know that Amber’s dogs, Pistol and Boo, survived the overseas trauma, but it may have taken a toll on the couple.
For now, let us hope that it all works out for the best for Johnny Depp and we get to see him happy. So, make sure to watch him Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017).