What Was Johnny Depp’s Net Worth Before Marrying Amber Heard?

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One of the things people are clinging to regarding Amber Heard’s ongoing battle with Johnny Depp in court is the belief that she was only after his money the entire time. That’s because Depp is indeed a very wealthy man before and after his marriage with Heard. But the thing is that he actually had a lot more money before he got married to the very same ex-wife he is battling in court. So, what was Johnny Depp’s net worth before marrying Amber Heard?

Before his marriage to Amber Heard, Johnny Depp had an estimated net worth of around $900 million due to the fact that he was one of the highest-paid actors in the world and due to his lucrative movies and investments. However, as of this writing, he has an estimated net worth of around $100 to $150 million.

To say that Johnny Depp is loaded is an understatement because he really does have a lot of money. But he had a lot more before he got married to Amber Heard, and it begs the question of how he lost all of his money in just a short period of time. That said, let’s look at some of the details behind Johnny Depp’s finances.

What Was Johnny Depp’s Net Worth Before Marrying Amber Heard?

Johnny Depp is one of the most prominent actors in the film industry as he has had a lot of successful movies and TV shows ever since his career began in the late 80s. Since then, he has become one of the most notable names in the film industry because his name alone attracts audience members who have been following him since his career boomed in the 90s.

Of course, considering that Johnny Depp is one of the most popular actors in the industry, it only follows that he has a lot of money in the bank as well. Since he instituted a $50 million defamation suit against his ex-wife, Amber Heard, his finances have become the topic of so many people, especially if you look at the fact that he was affected financially by the divorce and the subsequent effects that stemmed from the bad reputation he acquired after the allegations of abuse against him.


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To that end, people are wondering how much he was worth before his marriage to Amber Heard because it looked like his finances all went downhill during and after his marriage with his ex-wife. So, what was Johnny Depp’s net worth before his marriage to Amber Heard?

It is tough to get an exact number when it comes to the finances of private citizens because a private person’s net worth is confidential. However, it has been estimated that he used to be worth right around $900 million before his marriage with Amber Heard. Of course, there are plenty of reasons why he used to be very wealthy.

Johnny Depp was one of the most successful actors of the 90s and 2000s as he was able to make his name in a lot of the different films he appeared in. Of course, most of these films went on to become hits at the box office thanks to Depp’s high-quality acting and star power. He became a household name in Tim Burton’s movies while playing weird roles that highlighted his ability to play almost any kind of character imaginable.

The list of blockbusters is vast for Johnny Depp because it includes movies like The Ninth Gate, Sleepy Hollow, Blow, From Hell, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. But it was his work with the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise that truly catapulted him into the status of a megastar.

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Johnny Depp’s portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow was so masterfully done throughout the course of five different movies that he was able to allow Disney to earn billions of dollars in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise at the box office alone. And this does not even include the money that Disney earned from merchandise sales.

Since then, he has become one of the most notable names in the industry as he could command $20 million for one movie because producers trust in his name so much as a movie that stars Johnny Depp will almost always make money, regardless of the quality of the film. That’s why he was able to earn a total of $20 million in The Tourist, a movie that also starred the talented Angelina Jolie.

Meanwhile, in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise alone, it is reported that he was able to earn $300 million at the box office. And when you couple his movie earnings with the different investments that he made throughout his entire acting career, it is easy to believe that he reached a total of $900 million at one point in his career and before his marriage with Amber Heard.

What Is Johnny Depp’s Current Net Worth After The Divorce With Amber Heard?

Of course, things haven’t always been easy for Johnny Depp after he reached the peak of his finances. In 2011, he met Amber Heard when they starred in a movie together. And that was when they steadily got to know one another until they dated and eventually got married.

Since then, his finances steadily went down because he was probably the one who was spending money on their lavish lifestyle, considering that Amber Heard wasn’t as wealthy as he was and was still a no-name actress at that time.


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After their divorce, Amber Heard claimed that she was the victim of domestic abuse. This led to Johnny Depp losing some of his roles in movies like the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and the Fantastic Beasts movie series. Of course, Johnny Depp also lost some money from the divorce.

Right now, it is estimated that Johnny Depp has a net worth of around $100 to $150 million. That number, while still impressively huge when compared to what regular people are worth, is nowhere near the $900 million he was worth at one point in his life.

How Did Johnny Depp Lose A Lot Of Money?

Yes, Johnny Depp was extravagantly wealthy at one point in his life. Right now, he is still very wealthy, but he is no longer as wealthy as he once was. So, how did Johnny Depp lose a lot of money ever since he reached a net worth of $900 million?

Well, Johnny Depp actually has an infamous way of handling his finances. Despite the fact that he is one of the most overpaid actors in Hollywood, he is a reckless spender that likes to spend money on a lavish and expensive lifestyle that certainly isn’t something that he could keep up throughout his entire lifetime.

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In 2017, Johnny Depp launched a $25 million lawsuit against his former business managers when he accused them of stealing $650 million from him. He said that they were the reasons why he was on the verge of filing for bankruptcy due to the alleged mishandling of his finances. 

However, the management group countered by saying that he was the one who was at fault for losing money because he lived a lavish lifestyle. He was paying around $2 million a month on his lifestyle alone because this included different expenses like $500,000 for a storage warehouse rental and $200,000 for private jet rides. 

On top of that, he even bought a yacht worth $18 million that he subsequently sold to billionaire author JK Rowling. He also ended up spending a lot of money on a private island for his wedding with Amber Heard and $4 million on a failed record label. On top of that, he pays $450,000 for his security and staff.

Of course, the world always knew that Johnny Depp was never someone who loved keeping things simple. In 2005, he spent $5 million on a cannon just so he could blast the ashes of his late friend over Aspen, Colorado. Yes, he did that without even thinking about how much $5 million really is worth.

There was also a point in time when Depp admitted that he had little to no idea about money, and that probably led to him spending more money than he could count. That statement alone makes it understandable why he lost a lot of money throughout his entire lifetime.

People love to blame everything on Amber Heard, who probably contributed to his lavish spending during their marriage. She could also be blamed for the money that Johnny Depp could have earned had his name not been ruined. Still, even before their marriage, Depp was always someone who loved spending money just because he could. And that is why he lost a lot of money to the point that his $900 million net worth is now down to $100 to $150 million.

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