Robert Downey Jr. Net Worth $250 million
Robert Downey Jr. salary $50,000,000
Robert Downey Jr. Net Worth: How rich is Robert Downey Jr.? & How much money is Robert Downey Jr. worth? Time to find out!
Robert Downey Jr. is an American actor, singer and producer, and his current net worth is $250 million.
Born in Manhattan, New York as the younger of two children to Robert Downey Sr., an actor and filmmaker, and Elise Ann, an actress who appeared in Downey Sr.’s films, Downey Jr. is the reason why we have so many superheroes films in the cinemas right now.
Growing up in Greenwich Village wasn’t easy for Downey Jr., because he was “surrounded by drugs”, due to his father drug addiction. That allowed him to use marijuana at age of six, an incident which his father now regrets.
The actor admitted that using drug use became like an emotional link between him and his father.
“When my dad and I would do drugs together, it was like him trying to express his love for me in the only way he knew how,” said the actor.
He began spending every night abusing alcohol and “making a thousand phone calls in pursuit of drugs”.
Robert had minor roles in his father’s films, when he was younger, and made his acting debut at the age of five, playing a sick puppy in the comedy Pound (1970), and at the age of seven he starred in Greaser’s Palace (1972).
When he was ten and living in England, he studied classical ballet as part of a larger curriculum and attended the Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center in upstate New York as a teen.
In 1978, he moved to California with his father after his parents divorced, but in 1982 he dropped out of high school and moved back to New York to pursue an acting career.
Downey Jr.’s life was kind of harsh of him at the beginning. He was famous when he was young, followed by a period of substance abuse and legal troubles and a resurgence of commercial success in middle age.
He has been drug-free since July 2003 and credited his wife, Susan, with helping him overcome his drug and alcohol abuse, along with his family, therapy, meditation, twelve-step recovery programs, yoga and the practice of Wing Chun kung fu.
He was named by Forbes the highest-paid actor, on three consecutive years from 2012 to 2015.
He was praised by fellow actors, and Rachel McAdams, who co-starred with him in Sherlock Holmes called him a “superhero” for his “committed” work ethic.
His wife and him opened their own production company called Team Downey, their first project was The Judge.
The majority of his annual salary comes from his role as Iron Man in Marvel’s movies, as well as with endorsements for Taiwanese smartphone dealer HTC. His earnings are lower than the ones of $80 million from last year.
Downey Jr. is stepping into another potentially giant franchise with his role as Doctor Dolittle, as well as the earnings from his Iron Man role, because it will hurt the company’s income not to.
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