Robert Downey Jr. Net Worth

February 3, 2024
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Robert Downey Jr. was born on 4 April 1965, in New York City USA, of Lithuanian-Jewish, Irish and Hungarian (father), and Scottish, German and Swiss (mother) descent. A screenwriter, singer, producer and actor, Robert is perhaps best known for his role of Charlie Chaplin in “Chaplin” (1992), which earned him a nomination for an Oscar. Downey became an especially noted actor in 2008 when he appeared as Tony Stark in “Iron Man”, a very successful movie which increased Robert Downey Jr’s net worth significantly.

So how rich is Robert Downey Jr? Sources estimate that Robert’s net worth is $240 million. He has reputedly earned more than $55 million in the last four years, including for roles playing Tony Stark ($10,000,000), Sherlock Holmes ($15,000,000) and in “Due Date” ($12,000,000). Robert Jr.’s assets also include an impressive residence in Malibu and a luxurious house in Los Angeles, next to Venice Beach. The latest figures compiled by Forbes magazine ranks Robert Jr. as the highest earning actor in the world again, for the year mid-2014 to 2015, with $80 million, principally from his role in “Avengers: Age of Ultron”, so unless he has been on a major spending spree recently, very likely his overall net worth has increased considerably.


Robert Downey Jr. Net Worth $240 Million


Robert Jr’s  father, Robert Sr, is an actor and filmmaker – but was also unfortunately a drug adict – and his mother, Elsie Ann, was also an actress,The artist started working in the cinema industry at the age of five, when the first movie he appeared in was “Pound” (1970) produced by his  father. Robert Jr.’s serious acting career began on the stage – off-Broadway – until the early 80s, and then over the following years he had parts in such movies as “Less Than Zero” (1987), “Chances Are” (1989), “Soapdish”(1991), and then “Chaplin”.

Subsequently, and perhaps surprisngly, Robert Downey Jr. then had roles in less than outstanding films, however, the problem was his drug addiction: between 1996 and 2001 Downey was arrested several times for drug and alcohol abuse. Temporarily leaving prison in 2000, he appeared in the TV series “Ally McBeal” which became known worldwide, and also helped Robert Jr. rehabilitate and add some income to his net worth. Downey Jr. finally left prison in 2001, and eventually came into prominence with “Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang” (2005) and “Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus” (2006). He also appeared in the animated film “A Scanner Darkly” (2006), and the Ben Stiller comedy “Tropic Thunder” (2008).

Robert Jr.’s next successful film was “Iron Man” in 2008, then in 2009 Robert Jr. took the role of Sherlock Holmes in the detective movie of the same name directed by Guy Ritchie. Its sequel “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” (2011) was even more successful for this popular American actor: it earned him a Golden Globe and increased Robert Downey Jr.’s net worth considerably, as did his role in “Due Date” (2010). “Iron Man” also had its sequels: “Iron Man 2” (2010), “The Avengers” (2012), and “Iron Man 3” (2013). The artist appeared here as Tony Stark again, and all these roles added a big financial sum to Robert Downey Jr.’s net worth. In fact, according to Forbes, Downey was ranked as the 4th actor based on popularity in movies in 2010.

Also as a singer, Robert Downey Jr. is heard on several soundtracks in such movies as “Chaplin”, “Too Much Sun”, “Friends and Lovers”, and “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”.

In his personal life, Robert Downey Jr was married to Deborah Falconer(1992-2004): they have a son. Robert Jr. married film producer Susan Levin in 2005, and the couple have a son and a daughter. Robert and Susan formed “Team Downey” in 2010, focusing on production.

Robert Downey Jr is also a supporter of charities such as ‘Clothes off Our Back’ and ‘Midnight Mission’, helping poor families to survive.

Daniel Wanburg

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