Net Worth: $85 MillionFinancial Breakdown
- Source of Wealth Actor, Producer, Screenwriter
- Birth Place Manhattan, New York City, New York
- Height 5' 9" (1.74 m)
- Marital Status Married (Married to Susan Downey)
- Full Name Robert Downey Jr.
- Nationality United States
- Date of Birth April 4, 1965
- Ethnicity American
- Occupation Actor
- Children 2 (Indio Falconer Downey, Exton Elias Downey)
American actor, Robert John Downey Jr. has an estimated net worth of $85 million. He made his big return with summertime blockbuster hit as superhero Tony Stark in the movie Iron Man (2008), capping two decades of films and overcoming a reputation as one of Hollywood’s rambunctious bad boys. Iron Man was a huge success, its opening weekend is still in the top 25 openings of all time. He reprised the role of Tony Stark in the 2010 sequel, Iron Man 2, again in 2012 in The Avengers, and in the third film of the trilogy, Iron Man 3, which broke Box Office Records in 2013.
He is the son of renegade filmmaker Robert Downey, Junior became a young star in the 1980s in films such as Less Than Zero (1987) and Chances Are (1989), and at the age of 27 he was nominated for an Oscar for his star performance as Charlie Chaplin in the 1992 film Chaplin. From 1996 through 2001, he made headlines of a different sort, piling up arrests for offenses related to drugs and alcohol and ultimately spending time in jail. Released in 2000, he returned to the small screen on TV’s Ally McBeal, only to get arrested twice more by the end of 2001. He then bounced back again, appearing in smaller films such as Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005), Edward R. Murrow biopic Good Night, and Good Luck (2005), the animated A Scanner Darkly (2006) and Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006). His turn as Iron Man was followed by the Ben Stiller comedy Tropic Thunder (2008), in which Downey plays an actor who has undergone surgery to make him appear African-American.
In 2009, Downey starred as fictional British detective Sherlock Holmes in Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes and its follow-up Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, released Christmas 2009 and 2011, respectively. Soon after Sherlock Holmes, Downey won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of the famous detective. Downey’s earnings power has gone stratospheric in recent years, although business magazine Forbes still labels him the fourth best value actor in the movies in 2010 because of the vast returns he helps generate for his pay, suggesting he should be negotiating himself even fatter fees in future. It could have all turned out differently for the troubled Downey as his own life has taken a series of anti-heroic turns on the road to this success. He has gone from puppy to doghouse to top dog in four decades. A perfect Hollywood ending. He is married to film producer Susan Levin, together they have a son.
Robert Downey Jr. Earnings & Financial Data
The below financial data is gathered and compiled by TheRichest analysts team to give you a better understanding of Robert Downey Jr.'s net worth by breaking down the most relevant financial events such as yearly salaries, contracts, earn outs, endorsements, stock ownership and much more.
|Earnings 2013||$75 Million|
| Earnings Jun. 2013|
Earning from Iron Man 3 (Including Back-End Royalties)
| Sponsorship Jan. 2013|
Endorsement for HTC
| Earnings Jul. 2012|
Earning from the Avengers (Including Back-End Royalties)
| Salary Jan. 2011|
Earning from the film, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
| Salary Jan. 2010|
Earning from the film, Iron Man 2
| Salary Jan. 2009|
Earning from the film, Sherlock Holmes
| Salary May. 2008|
Salary for Iron Man
| Salary Jan. 1996|
Earning from the film, Danger Zone
| Salary Jan. 1995|
Earning from the film, Richard III