Amber Heard is a well-known American actress with more than 30 roles in movies and TV series. She started her acting career in 2004 and she is most probably known for her role in the series “Hidden Palms”, by Greta Matthews.
What is Amber Heard net worth and salary?
Amber Heard is a famous actress, well known for her roles in movies such as “Aquaman”, “Drive Angry”, “The Rum Diary” and “Never Back Down”. Also, she is known for her involvement in sustaining various causes like LGBTQ rights, and for appearing in different television series. At the time this article is written Amber Heard’s net worth is -$6 million.
Lately, Amber has earned an important level of infamy due to her controversial marriage with Johnny Depp. Even though they divorced in 2016, they have spent the following years in courtrooms fighting.
For instance, in 2019 Johnny Depp filed a $50 million defamation suit against Heard in Virginia referring to a Washington Post Op-ed she wrote one year before. After that, Amber filed a $100 million counter-defamation suit referring to the comments Depp’s attorney has made.
- Homeowners’ insurance covered the legal costs of the Virginia trial
- Between 2013 and 2019 Amber earned $10 million
- She is subject to $10.35 million net damages owed to Johnny Depp
- Her highest-earning year was 2019, with $3 million
- She had a $1.625 million 2-year L’Oreal contract
- Amber was paid $1 million for the first Aquaman
- Amber was paid $2 million for the second Aquaman
- She made $200,000 for each episode of “The Stand”
Salaries and Endorsement Income
Between 2013 and 2019 Amber Heard made $10 million in total pre-tax income from all sources (endorsements, salaries), according to the testimony she made during the Depp v. Heard mutual defamation lawsuits. In that period, her highest-paid year was 2019 when she earned around $3 million.
According to the same testimony, Amber was paid $450,000 for the first movie she appeared in for the Warner Brothers studio. Also, for her first Aquaman earned her $1 million and she also got $2 million for the second one. If there was ever a third Aquaman she would have earned $3 to $4 million.
For each episode of “The Stand” Amber Heard earned $200,000, bringing up to a total of $1.8 million.
She signed a two-year contract with L’Oreal for $1.65 million, which guaranteed the beauty company 20 days of Heard’s time.
Amber bought a house in Yucca Valley, California for $570,000 in January 2019. However, in July 2022 she sold it for $1.05 million.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard defamation lawsuit
In June 2022, the actor Johnny Depp emerged victorious in his harsh and highly publicized trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard, even though jurors concluded that the two Hollywood stars defamed each other through the media. She will have to pay $15 million, less than the $50 million demanded by Johnny Depp.
For his part, Johnny Depp will have to pay the actress Amber Heard $2 million, as the jury decided that some of her accusations were partially true.
Depp sued Heard, his ex-wife, for defamation over a 2018 op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post in which she described herself as a “public figure who represents domestic abuse.” Although Depp was not named in the article, he claims it cost him lucrative acting roles. Heard sued her ex-husband for defamation over statements made by Depp’s lawyer about her claims of abuse.
The jury awarded Depp $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. The jury awarded Heard $2 million in compensatory damages and no punitive damages. Depp asked for $50 million in damages, and Heard asked for $100 million. Punitive damages in the state of Virginia are capped at $350,000, so the judge reduced the punitive damages award to that amount.
She previously received a $7 million settlement from Depp following their 2016 divorce, which she pledged to donate to charities including the American Civil Liberties Union. During the trial, she stated that she had not yet fulfilled her promise due to Depp’s lawsuit.
Actress Amber Laura Heard was born on April 22, 1986, in the American city of Austin, Texas. Amber Heard grew up in a very religious family, which was guided by Catholic values. Her mother stated that since childhood, the ex-wife of Johnny Depp was a very ambitious person who succeeded in everything she set her mind to and constantly set new goals for herself. For this reason, she left home at the age of 16.
After escaping poverty, Heard learned about the value of money and how to support herself, and at the age of 17 she already had her debut on the small screen, in the series “Jack & Bobby”. Then, in 2004, she starred in her first film, “Friday Night Lights”, a story about the abuse of an American football player, with her as his partner.
Shortly after she turned 18, the actress had already received a role in the series “The O.C.”, where she stood out. She then received the contract for the second film of her career, “Drop Dead Sexy”. Ten years later, Amber Heard revealed that her youth was frustrating because she was given superficial roles where she only had to be sexy and the characters lacked substance.
In 2008 she starred with Seth Rogen in the comedy “Pineapple Express”, then alongside Demi Moore and David Duchovny in “The Joneses”. In 2010 she had her first leading role, in “The Ward” and the following year she already scored another success, with “The Playboy Club”. In 2011, her life would change completely, with the filming of “The Rum Diary”, where she also met ex-Johnny Depp.
By far the most controversial relationship of the actress Amber Heard was the one with Johnny Depp, and although the two divorced in 2016, the scandal between them seems like it will not end anytime soon.
Amber filed for a restraining order against the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor in 2016, whom she accused of physical and verbal abuse.
Amber Heard had a romantic relationship with photographer Tasya Van Ree from 2008 to 2012, and this relationship was also the reason why the actress publicly admitted, in 2010, that she is bisexual.
Amber Heard and Elon Musk met in 2013 while filming Machete Kills. After the actress and Johnny Depp divorced and Musk finalized his split from Talulah Riley in 2016, the two began dating. In 2018 Amber Heard and Elon Musk decided to go their separate ways.
Johnny Depp’s ex-wife, actress Amber Heard had a romantic relationship with British model Cara Delevigne after breaking up with billionaire Elon Musk. Although the two were seen several times in more than close poses, none of the stars wanted to comment on what kind of relationship they had.