Do you like watching Iron Man? If you watch it, you may know Robert Downey, Jr. He is one of American actors. Besides, he is also a producer and singer. He is mostly known for his role as Iron Man in the Marvel franchise. Do you want to know his net worth? You come to the right website since here we will reveal about it.
Robert Downey Jr Net Worth
The net worth of Robert Downey Jr is $300 million. Between June 2016 and June 2017, around $50 million was earned by him. It made him one of the highest-paid actors in the world. Then, between June 2017 and June 2018, $80 million was earned by him. And between June 2018 and June 2019, $65 million was earned by him.
From the first Iron Man movie, he earned $500,000. Out of Marvel, he had biggest paydays including the $12 million for the 2010 movie “Due Date” and $15 million for 2011’s “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”.
Robert will earn at least $40 million and $75 million off “Avengers: Endgame” depending on various box office milestones. Besides, he also has an endorsement deal with Chinese phone company namely OnePlus.
In the list below, you are able to see the total earnings of Robert Downey, Jr from Marvel.
- From Iron Man I, he earned $500 thousand.
- From Iron Man II, he earned $10 million.
- From Iron Man III, he earned $75 million.
- From The Avengers, he earned $50 million. It was $10 million base plus $40 million backend bonus.
- From Avengers: Age of Ultron, he earned $40 million.
- From Captain America: Civil War, he earned $40 million.
- From Spider-Man Homecoming, he earned $15 million.
- From Avengers: Infinity War, he earned $40 million.
- From Avengers: End Game, he earned $75 million.
So, from the earnings above, the total was $345.5 million.
Early Life of Robert Downey, Jr
Robert Downey Jr was born as Robert John Downey Jr. This actor was born on April 4th, 1965 in New York City. Robert Downey Sr is his father who is an actor, writer and a director. Elsie Ann Downey is his mother who is an actress who appeared in a lot of films of her husband.
Robert Downey Jr has an older sister. Her name is Allyson. They lived in Greenwich Village. In 1987, his parents divorced. Then, with his father, he moved to California. Downey became a student of Santa Monica High School at the same time as Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Holly Robinson-Peete, Charlie Sheen, Dean Cain, Renee Estevez, and Ramon Estevez. In 1982, Robert Downey Jr dropped out of high school. He moved back to New York City to chase an acting career.
Career of Robert Downey Jr
Before he got a job as part of the new, younger, cast hired for “Saturday Night Live” in the middle of 1980s, he had a number of roles in theatre. In the “Saturday Night Live”, he was there with Nora Dunn, Joan Cusack, Anthony Michael Hall, Dennis Miller, Jon Lovitz, Terry Sweeney, Randy Quaid, and Danita Vance.
In 1985, Robert Downey Jr played a high school bully in “Weird Science” by John Hughes. Then, in 1987, a character named Julian Wells was played by him in “Less Than Zero”. This character was the drug-addicted rich kid. From there, he starred the other films such as “Chances Are” in 1989 opposite Cybill Shepherd, “Air America” in 1990 opposite Mel Gibson, and in “Soapdish” in 1991 with Sally Field, Kevin Kline and Whoppi Goldberg.
Then, in 1992, he got a role as Charlie Chaplin in “Chaplin”. For his role in “Chaplin”, he became a nominee for the Best Actor Oscar.
After drug issue, it was not easy for him to restart his career. He could not be hired because the insurance companies used by productions assigned too high a price to Downey and makers of films did not want to pay it for him. Mel Gibson made the second half of his career possible. Downey’s insurance was paid by him personally for “The Singing Detective”.
In 2007, he got the role of a lifetime when he was cast as Tony Stark in “Iron Man”. In the spring 2008, the first Iron Man film came out. In this movie, he was praised for his performance. Then, in 2010 and 2013, he also played as Tony Stark in the two “Iron Man” sequels. Also, he played in “The Incredible Hulk” in 2008, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” in 2015, “Captain America: Civil War” in 2016, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” in 2017, “Avengers: Infinity War” in 2018, “Avengers: Endgame” in 2019 and “Black Widow” in 2020.
In addition, he also appeared in the comedy “Tropic Thunder” where he became a nominee for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In the 2009, Downey played another famous character namely Sherlock Holmes in the film of the same name.
In the “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” in 2011, he also played his role as this famous fictional detective. He is scheduled to play Sherlock Holmes again in a third film which now is scheduled for release in late December 2021.
Music Career of Robert Downey Jr
Several soundtracks have been sung by him for his films. Those include for Too Much Sun, Chaplin, Two Girls and a Guy, Friends and Lovers, The Singing Detective, and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.
He also made an appearance in the music video for Elton John’s song entitled “I Want Love” in 2001. In 2004, he released a CD called “The Futurist”. When he was promoting his film Tropic Thunder, he and his co -stars Ben Stiller and Jack Black were back up singers entitled “The Pips” to Gladys Knight singing “Midnight Train to Georgia”.
His remake of the 1973 Joni Mitchell Christmas song entitled “River” which was included on the Ally McBeal tie-in album Ally McBeal: A Very Ally Christmas, released in 2000 was the most commercially successful recording venture of him until now combining sales and radio airplay. His character Larry Paul performs the song in the Ally McBeal episode “Tis the Season”.