Johnny Depp is an American actor. He played in a number of films such as Pirates of Caribbean, In the Woods, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Alice in Wonderland, The Tourist and many more. Besides, he is also a producer. Now, what is his net worth? Let’s find the information about it below.
Johnny Depp Net Worth
It is known that Johnny Depp net worth is $150 million. No wonder why he has a lot of net worth because he has a lot of successful films which have grossed over $3.4 billion in America and $8.7 billion globally at the box office. In some years, his annual salary has topped $100 million. This salary makes him one of the highest paid actors in the world. Below, you are able to see his notable salaries and earnings.
When he played on “21 Jump Street”, he earned a salary of $45,000 per episode. In the middle of 1990s, his major film salaries started. Let’s take some examples. In 1995, from his role in the film entitled “Nick of Time” he earned $5 million and in 1997, from his role in the film entitled “Donnie Brasco” he earned $5 million.
How about his salary from his appearance as Jack Sparrow in “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” in 2003? At that time, he earned $10 million. For the second “Pirates” installment, his base salary was $20 million. Then, he earned an additional $40 million for a total of $60 million with backend points. From the third “Pirates” movie, he earned a combined $55 million.
In 2010, for “Alice In Wonderland”, he got a low base salary and high backend points. It gave him $55 million payday when the movie earned $1 billion globally. This number becomes one of the 20 largest acting paychecks for a single movie.
For his role in “Rum Diary”, he earned $15 million. Then, for his role in “Rango”, he earned $7.5 million. For his role in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, he earned $18 million and for his role in “The Tourist”, he earned $20 million.
In 2020, $16 million was paid to him to appear in the third installment of the “Fantastic Beasts” franchise. There is a requirement from his contract that studio Warner Brothers must pay him regardless of any circumstances.
Early Life of Johnny Depp
The real name of Johnny Depp is John Christopher Depp II. On June 9th, 1963, Johnny Depp was born in Owensboro, Kentucky. Johnny Depp has three older siblings. During his childhood, his family often moved which finally, they settled in Miramar, Florida. When he was 12 years old, his mother gave him a gift, namely a guitar. Then, he started playing in various bands which finally dropped out of high school to be a rock musician.
His band is named The Kids. They moved to Los Angeles. However, they split up soon after that. Because of advice from Nicolas Cage, Depp decided to pursue an acting career. Depp met him through his first wife.
“A Nightmare on Elm Street” was his first film which was released in 1984. He worked on some other projects. He did it before he got a breakout role in the Fox television series “21 Jump Street”, where he was paid for $45,000 per episode.
Johnny Depp Career
Johnny Depp got recognition in the film industry because of “21 Jump Street”. In 1990, he became a main character in Tim Burton’s film entitled “Edward Scissorhands”. This role successfully established him as a leading Hollywood actor. He also started to have a long relationship with Burton. In 1990s, there were some Depp’s projects including “Benny and Joon” in 1993, “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” in 1993, “Don Juan DeMarco” in 1995, “Donnie Brasco” in 1997, “Sleepy Hollow” in 1999, and “Chocolat” in 2000.
Because of his character as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Walt Disney Pictures film entitled “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”, he got a lot of acclaim. Then, he played the role again as the pirate in the four sequels of the franchise.
In 2004, he reunited with Tim Burton. He played as Willy Wonka in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” in 2004 and the animated film entitled “Corpse Bride” in 2005 where he voiced the character Victor Van Dort.
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy was successfully achieved by him. He got it for his role in “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” in 2007. This film was also directed by Burton. Besides, Johnny Depp also became a nominee for the third time for the Academy Award for Best Actor. His partnership with Burton did not only stop there. Depp played in the other Burton’s films such as “Alice in Wonderland” in 2010 and “Dark Shadows” in 2012. He also played in the other films including “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” in 2016, “Murder on the Orient Express” in 2017 and “Richard Says Goodbye” in 2018.
Other Johnny Depp’s Ventures
In 2004, he founded his production company named Infinitum Nihil. In this company, he serves as founder and also CEO together with his sister named Christi Dembrowski as a president. Besides being a good actor and having a company, he is also a good musician. In 2015, he made the group Hollywood Vampires with Alice Cooper and Joe Perry. This group released their self-titled debut studio album in September in the same year. In the album, there were three original songs and all of them were co-written by Depp. Then, their second studio album was released in June 2019 and the title of the album was “Rise”.
Some of Johnny Depp’s Achievements
There were a number of achievements which he got. Here are some of them.
- In 2008, he won Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy due to his role in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
- In 2004, he won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role due to his role in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.
- In 2016, he won the Maltin Modern Master Award from his role in Black Mass.
- In 2011, he won Best Foreign Actor for his role in Alice in Wonderland.
- and many more.