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Robert Downey Jr’s Net Worth

Robert Downey Jr Net Worth

Robert Downey Jr. has earned the status of one of the highest-paid actors in the world. He is also considered one of the greatest actors of his generation. He is best known for his performances as Charlie Chaplin in Chaplin in 1992, Sherlock Holmes in the Guy Ritchie film trilogy, and, of course, Tony Stark-Iron Man in the Marvel movie universe.

What is Robert Downey, Jr.’s net worth?

At the time this article is written, Robert Downey, Jr has a net worth of $300 million.

Salary highlights

Robert Downey Jr. earned almost $50 million between June 2016 and June 2017 and this made him the highest-paid actor in the world. Also, he earned $80 million between June 2017 and June 2018. The next year, between June 2018 and June 2019, Robert earned $65 million.

You might be surprised, but Robert Downey Jr. earned only $500,000 for the first Iron Man movie. Some of his biggest paychecks include the $15 million for the “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” movie in 2011 and a $12 million check for the movie “Due Date” in 2010. Robert Downey Jr. will earn a minimum of $40 million, depending on different box office milestones. He made $75 million with the “Avengers: Endgame” movie. Also, he has signed a lucrative endorsement contract with OnePlus, a Chinese phone company.

How much has Robert Downey, Jr. earned from playing Iron Man?

In the table below you will find out how much Robert Downey, Jr. earned for playing Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


Iron Man I $500,000
Iron Man II $10 million
Iron Man III $75 million
The Avengers $50 million ($10 million base + $40 million backend bonus)
Avengers: Age of Ultron $40 million
Captain America: Civil War $40 million
Spider-Man Homecoming $15 million
Avengers: Infinity War $40 million
Avengers: End Game $75 million
Total $345.5 million

Real Estate

Robert Downey Jr. has a property portfolio that is worth $40 to $50 million and includes a number of homes in the Los Angeles area.

In 2009 he paid $13.44 million for a seven-acre property in Malibu. Also, in 2017 he purchased another house in Malibu, which was worth $4 million.

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In 2012 he bought a house in Santa Monica, that was worth $4 million.

Besides these, Robert Downey Jr. owns a beachfront house in Manhattan Beach, a $2.5 million house in Pacific Palisades, and several commercial and residential properties in Venice, California.

Key Facts

  • He has paid only $500,000 for the first “Iron Man”
  • Iron Man 2 brought him $10 million
  • He earned $70 million for Iron Man 3
  • Robert Downey Jr. has earned a total of $345.5 million for playing Iron Man in the different Marvel movies
  • He owns a beachfront house in Manhattan Beach, California
  • He owns $50 million worth of real estate
  • He has a house in Malibu
  • Also, he paid $13 million in 2009 for a 7-acre Malibu property

Early life

Robert Downey Jr. was born in New York on April 4, 1965. His father is the famous director and actor Robert Downey (he is already a senior with the prefix), and his mother is an actress and screenwriter Elsie Ann Downey. In the words of Robert Downey Jr., he had an “interesting” childhood (through Vanity Fair), but as you deepen his past, you will find that he is quite underrated. Both of his artist parents, who divorced when he was 13, struggled with illegal substance and alcohol addiction. Both parents had complicated lifestyles, which involved business trips and party invitations.

Of course, Downey Jr. fell in love with acting at an early age, but never stayed in one place too long in his youth. He has lived in New York City, London, and Santa Monica. He first smoked an illegal substance when he was only six years old.


Robert Downey JrHe first appeared in a film at the age of five, he was a puppy in his father’s film, Pound (1970).

He had his first major role in 1983 in Baby, It’s You and two years later starred in Saturday Night Live (a series in which he starred until 1986), after which he starred in the comedy Weird Science. In 1987 he had good roles in two successful films, The Pick-Up Artist, in which he starred with Molly Ringwald, and Less Than Zero, where he was Julian Wells, an addict.

Regarded by critics as one of the most talented actors of his generation, Robert Downey Jr. enjoyed a long and brilliant career. Unfortunately, as promising on screen, in films such as Chaplin (for which he was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Actor) and Two Girls and a Guy, in his private life he failed, being an addict.

Substance abuse problems

Robert Downey Jr.’s substance addiction had led him down a dangerous path, leading to his arrest in June 1996.

Downey began battling substance abuse and in 2000 was released from the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, where he was incarcerated for substance abuse charges.

Career comeback

Downey Jr. starred in “Gothic.” It was this film that completely transformed his life. Indeed, on the set, he met producer Susan Levin and fell in love with her. She did not immediately accept his advances, stressing that she was not prepared to dedicate her life to an addict. This was a signal to the actor and he started on the path of correction.

Personal life

He had relationships with Sarah Jessica Parker and Marisa Tomei and got married for the first time in 1992 to Deborah Falconer, an American singer, with whom he also has a son named Indio Falconer. They separated in 2001, the divorce ending in 2004, and then married producer Susan Levin. In 2012 and 2014, they became the parents of a son, Exton, and a daughter, Avery.

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