Johnny Depp is a famous American actor and producer, well-known for his performance as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Walt Disney movie “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”.
What is Johnny Depp’s Net Worth and Salary?
At the time this article is written Johnny Depp has a net worth of $150 million. Many of his famous films grossed more than $8.7 billion worldwide at the box office and $3.4 billion in America.
It was reported that he had an annual salary of $100 million for some years, making him one of the highest-paid actors in the world. For instance, between 2003 and 2016, Johnny Depp earned $650 million in salaries, backend endorsement contracts, and profits. However, he was close to insolvency at various times of his life because of his bad lifestyle. For example, he spent close to $2 million per month at his peak.
The famous actor was born named John Christopher Depp II, on June 9, 1963. His father, John Depp, was an engineer, and his mother, Betty Sue, worked as a waitress and housekeeper. Being the youngest of the four children of the Depp family, Johnny was more solitary.
Johnny and his family moved from city to city, depending on the jobs his father received, but eventually settled in Miramar, Florida, when he was 7 years old.
When he was 15, his parents divorced. As the youngest of the children, it had become his duty to go to his father’s office every week to get his alimony.
At the age of 16, Depp dropped out of school and joined a garage band called The Kids. The band was quite successful, but nothing extraordinarily notable. Deep lived for months in a friend’s car, a 1967 Chevrolet Impala.
How did Johnny Depp’s acting life begin?
In 1983, at the age of 20, Johnny married Lori Allison, a 25-year-old make-up artist. In the same year, the two moved to L.A. together with the band in which he played, hoping that they would hit the music market. Because they lived on a very small budget, Johnny and his bandmates were trying to support themselves financially by selling pens through a TV marketing company.
A year later, Depp made contact with acting when his wife introduced him to her ex-boyfriend, actor Nicholas Cage. Cage saw great potential in Depp and introduced the one who dreamed of becoming a great musician to a Hollywood agent. After a few small roles, Depp starred in his first true role in the movie “Nightmare on Elm Street”.
The actor has starred in nearly 100 films since then, including What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Edward Scissorhands, Alice in Wonderland, Ed Wood, Chocolate, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Black Mass, and, of course, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, that grossed over $4 billion worldwide. Depp has worked with a long list of great actors, including Oscar winners Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Leonardo Di Caprio, Juliette Binoche, Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Martin Landeau, and Charlize Theron.
Awards and recognitions
Johnny Depp‘s first major award was the London Film Critics Circle Award for “Actor of the Year”, which he received in 1995 for his roles in “Don Juan DeMarco” and “Ed Wood”. The actor was later honored with the honorary “Cesar” award, France’s national film award, in 1999. In 2008, Depp won the “Golden Globe Award for Best Actor” for his role in “Sweeney Todd”. He was also named “Best Villain” at the MTV Movie Awards for the same role later that year.
When Johnny was in his 20s, he married artist Laurie Ann Ellison. However, after a few years, the couple decided to divorce. After that, the artist met various stars, including Kate Moss, Jennifer Gray, Sherilyn Fenn, Eva Green, and Winona Ryder.
In 1998, French actress and singer Vanessa Paradis became Depp’s new lover. The result of their relationship was the birth of daughter Lily-Rose Melody and son John Christopher. After 14 years, they announced their separation, while remaining friends.
The press wrote that the lovers broke up because of Johnny’s romance with the actress Amber Heard. Not long after that, it turned out to be true. In early 2015, Depp and Heard got married. However, their married life lasted only 1 year.
The divorce was accompanied by strong scandals. Amber claimed that Depp was a mentally ill person who repeatedly raised his hand to her. After a series of legal proceedings, the actress abruptly gave up the accusations of aggression, taking a compensation of $7 million.
However, after Amber wrote a material in 2018 describing the domestic violence her husband subjected her to, Depp filed a defamation suit against her, after which he received $50 million from his ex-wife.
In 2017, Depp won another $25 million in a lawsuit against his former manager, whom he accused of mismanaging his $650 million fortune from earnings over the past two decades.
In 2004, Johnny Depp together with his sister Christi Dembrowski founded the production company, Infinitum Nihil. Depp is also an accomplished musician. In 2015 he formed the group Hollywood Vampires with Joe Perry and Alice Cooper. In September that year, they released their self-titled debut studio album. In 2019 they released their second studio album, “Rise”.
Notable Salaries and Earnings
Johnny Depp earned a salary of $45,000 per episode while starring in “21 Jump Street”, but his major film salaries started in the mid-1990s. For instance, he earned $5 million for “Nick of Time” in 1995 and another $5 million for “Donnie Brasco” in 1997.
Depp earned $10 million for his first appearance as “Jack Sparrow” in 2003’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”, while for the second “Pirates” he earned $20 million. Also, for the third “Pirates” movie he earned $55 million.
In 2010 Johnny earned $55 million for the movie “Alice in Wonderland” and this is one of the 20 largest acting paychecks for only one movie.
Also, he earned $20 million for “The Tourist”, $15 million for “Rum Diary”, $18 million for “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and $7.5 million for “Rango”.
In 2020 Depp earned $16 million for appearing in the third installment of the “Fantastic Beasts” franchise.
Real Estate and Houses
Johnny Depp’s house in Hollywood is an abstract amalgamation of five mansions. This is where the actor spends most of his days. The actor spent about $19 million on all these houses.
Just like in Hollywood Hills, Johnny Depp’s house in Los Angeles is not just a penthouse, but a collection of five buildings, with a stunning roof and a swimming pool. These penthouses were bought between 2007 and 2008, and cost him $7.2 million, but when taken together, the total value of these penthouses reaches $12.78 million.
Another Johnny Depp mansion is located in England, near Quantock Hills, in Kingston St. Mary. It is known as Somerset Mansion. The 150-year-old mansion is built on 850 acres of land. Although this house was worth $2.5 million to buy, the actor had to spend another $5 million to renovate it.
Johnny Depp has put a property he owns up for sale in the south of France for the amount of $55 million. Johnny Depp bought this land during the period when he had a relationship with Vanessa Paradis, in order to turn it into a refuge for family vacations. The property is located about 30 kilometers from Saint Tropez, and it was bought in 2001. Depp spent about $10 million to restore and upgrade the foundation structures of the old buildings, which were probably built in the early 1800s of natural stone and wooden beams, with terracotta roofs. The arrangement also included the construction of a wine tasting cellar that is decorated like frames from the movie Pirates of the Caribbean.
While filming his first Pirates of the Caribbean, Johnny Depp fell in love with the Bahamas, so much so that he bought a 45-acre tropical island in the Caribbean called Little Hall’s Pond Cay. It cost him $3.6 million and he nicknamed it “F ** k Off Island”, explaining how he intends to keep it private.