Johnny Depp is an actor and producer with a net worth of $400 million. With a longstanding activity in Hollywood since 1984, Depp is regarded as one of the greatest actors of all time and has a Guinness record as well as a number of coveted movie awards as proof. Here is a brief break down of his acting career and how he made so much money.
Johnny Depp Net Worth: Career Beginnings
Johnny Depp was born on June 9, 1963 in Owensboro, Kentucky. As a child Depp, his parents and his three older siblings moved frequently and lived in over 20 different places. In 1970, the family finally settled in Miramar, Florida. Depp had a passion for music while growing up and could play the guitar. He dropped out of high school and moved to LA to pursue a career in music but he opted for acting instead after his then wife Lori Anne Allison who was a sister to one of his band members, introduced him to fellow actor Nicolas Cage. Depp landed his first major role in 1984 movie “A Nightmare on Elm Street”. His next role was in Oliver Stone’s “Platoon” 1986 which also featured comedian Charlie Sheen.
Johnny Depp Net Worth: Breakout Role And Rise To Fame
Depp attained celebrity status and became a teen idol when he was cast on FOX TV series “21 Jump Street” which premiered in 1987. His role in Tim Burton’s “Edward Scissorhands” (1990) launched him as a leading Hollywood actor as it received much acclaim from critics and was also a commercial success.
From that point onward, Johnny Depp have starred in a plethora of Box office hits with some of them breaking and setting records. His most successful and perhaps most popular movie is the fantasy swashbuckler franchise “Pirates of The Caribbean”. Its numerous installments have grossed over $3 billion earning Depp around $300 million for his role as Captain Jack Sparrow.
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Depp stared in the first part “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” in 2003. In recent years, Depp have been more picky about his role, choosing only to star in the ones that most fits his personality rather than ones most likely to be box office hits.
Some of the most successful include; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), The Tourist (2010), animated movie Rango (2011), Lone Ranger (2013), and more. His most recent include Black Mass (2015), Mortdecai (2015), and the recent remake/sequel of his previous movies including Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales scheduled for release in 2017. All of Depp’s movies till date have grossed over $8 billion worldwide.
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In 2012, Johnny Depp was the highest-paid actor with $75 million in earnings. With that paycheck he earned a spot on the Guinness World Records. Depp receives approximately $20 million for a single role and could make around $100 million annually.
Johnny Depp won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Actor in a Leading Role for “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” (2003) and a Golden Globe Award for best actor for his role in “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” (2007).
Following the widely publicized Dog smuggling incident that involved his wife Amber Heard, the actor’s net worth of $400 million might take a hit as his actress wife filled for divorce two days after Depp’s mom passed citing irreconcilable differences and requesting settlement. The couple have just been married for 15 months. And Ooops! They had no Prenup. This would be Depp’s second divorce, he has two children with former girlfriend’ French singer Vanessa Paradis.