According to Forbes, Depp’s net worth is estimated to be in the ballpark of $200 million, although how much of that money is still viable these days is questionable. He is projected to have made $650 million on films that have grossed $3.6 billion throughout his once-lucrative career.
Johnny Depp’s Salary
$20 Million Per Film
Johnny Depp net worth and salary: Johnny Depp is an American actor and producer who has a net worth of $200 million. His annual salary in some years has been known to top $100 million, easily making him one of the highest paid actors on the planet. To date, Johnny Depp’s many successful films have grossed over $3.4 billion in America and $8.7 billion worldwide at the box office. Johnny Depp was born in Owensboro, Kentucky on June 9, 1963. He moved frequently as a child. At the age of fifteen, he dropped out of school, joined a band, and later moved to Los Angeles in pursuit of a record contract. He decided to pursue acting instead. He landed minor film and TV roles throughout the 1980s, including a role in Nightmare on Elm Street. In 1987, he won a starring role on the TV show 21 Jump Street which would make him a star. In 1990 he collaborated for the first time with Tim Burton, playing the title role in the quirky film Edward Scissorhands. The two would go on to collaborate on several other projects such as Sleepy Hollow, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Alice in Wonderland, Dark Shadows and Sweeney Todd.
In 2003, Depp appeared in the first of what would be several Pirates of the Caribbean movies from Disney and executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer. In the movie he plays eccentric pirate captain Jack Sparrow. His performance earned him an Academy Award nomination, which he followed up with another nominated performance as the author J.M. Barrie in 2004’s Finding Neverland. He was nominated again in 2008 for his role in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Depp married Lori Anne Allison in 1983, though the couple divorced in 1985. He was in a relationship with French actress Vanessa Paradis for many years. They have two children together and used to split their time between Los Angeles and the south of France. He also formerly dated actress Amber Heard.
Financial Situation: For the majority of his career, Johnny’s finances were managed by a company called The Management Group. In 2017, Johnny filed a lawsuit against The Management Group accusing the firm of “gross mismanagement and, at times, outright fraud.” Depp alleged that the firm caused him to lose tens of millions of dollars, racked up more than $40 million in debt without his knowledge, failed to file his property taxes on time, made unauthorized loans, and overpaid for security and other services, amongst other charges.
The Management Group counter-sued claiming that despite the fact that Johnny had been paid $650 million in the previous 13 years, his unbelievably lavish spending habits made it so he no longer had enough liquid cash to cover his basic monthly expenses, which topped $2 million per month. The Management Group claimed that Johnny put himself in this position by over-spending in a reckless way. Johnny reportedly spends $3.6 million per year to maintain a 40-person full-time staff, $30,000 per month on wine, $150,000 per month on bodyguards, and $200,000 per month on private jet travel. He also reportedly spent $75 million to purchase more than 14 homes around the world including a 45 acre chateau in France, a horse farm in Kentucky, several islands in the Bahamas. He owns several yachts, more than 45 cars, 12 storage facilities worth of memorabilia and an art collection that includes works by artists such as Andy Warhol.
On the bright-side, Johnny is still one of Hollywood’s highest paid actors. He still commands $20 million upfront per movie plus 20% of the backend. That deal has resulted in more than $300 million earned off the Pirates movies alone. He also made $55 million in backend earnings off Alice in Wonderland.
Real Estate: Johnny’s real estate portfolio, if he was to sell it all today, is easily worth $100 million.