|Net Worth||$200 Million|
|Born||June 9, 1963|
|Country of Origin||United States of America|
|Source of Wealth||Professional Actor/Musician|
What is Johnny Depp’s net worth? Here’s what we know. Born John Christopher Depp II in Owensboro, Kentucky, on June 9, 1963, Depp was a strange kid growing up and has admitted in several interviews that he was an oddball.
Much like Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj, Depp’s childhood was rough. Depp’s father’s job forced the family to relocate several times. It was rough on Depp, but he managed. However, when the family moved to Florida, things took a turn for the worst.
Depp didn’t like his new home and at the young age of 12, he began smoking and experimenting with drugs. Three years later, his parents divorced. When Depp was 16, he dropped out of high school and joined a garage band called the Kids. The group had modest success and even opened for the Talking Heads and the B-52s.
Four years later he met and married makeup artist Lori Allison. They moved to Los Angeles with the band in hopes of making it big out in Hollywood. One year later, after struggling with the band, Allison introduced Depp to her ex-boyfriend, Nicolas Cage. He saw potential in Depp and introduced him to a Hollywood agent.
After landing a few small roles, Depp finally got his big break in the horror flick ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ in 1984. One year later, his band split and his marriage crumbled. For the next year or two, he worked hard to become a better actor. Johnny Depp’s net worth wasn’t much, but it would soon change.
He went to acting classes and took private lessons, which ended up paying off because he landed a role in the television series 21 Jump Street. He got his first real taste of stardom while on the show, and after his contract ended, he started taking meatier roles in Hollywood.
In 1993, Depp co-starred in the award-winning film What’s Eating Gilbert Grape alongside Leonardo DiCaprio. He continued to star in movies through the ‘90s before landing his highest paying gig starring in Pirates of the Caribbean in 2003. The film grossed over $600 million worldwide and developed into one of the more profitable film franchises in movie history.
Unfortunately, Depp has had some major problems with money. In October 2017, Depp filed a $25 million lawsuit against his former business managers, claiming they mismanaged $650 million of his earnings throughout the previous 20 years.
At one point, Johnny Depp’s net worth around $500 million, but as of 2018, his net worth had fallen to $200 million. And even that number might be a little high. He no longer has that ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ franchise to lean on, so hopefully, he’s smarter with his money in the future. Regardless, Depp’s wealth puts him in the same mega-millionaires club as Kanye West, Bill Gates, and Jerry Seinfeld.
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