Johnny Depp is one of the biggest actors in the world, thanks mostly to Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. The actor, who has earned three Oscar nominations during his career, first gained fame on television with 21 Jump Street. But today, most know him as Jack Sparrow in the Pirates movies. He’s also The Mad Hatter in Disney’s Alice in Wonderland franchise.
Depp’s net worth is estimated to be at $400 million, reports Celebrity Net Worth, and can earn as much as $20 million per film. He placed 87th on Forbes‘ 2015 Celebrity 100 list, with $30 million in the past year. Even though more of his recent films have been flops instead of hits, the actor still gets paid well thanks to his name recognition.
Depp is currently in the middle of a divorce from Amber Heard after a year of marriage. The two did not sign a prenuptial agreement and Depp has asked the judge to regret her request for spousal support.
Here’s a look at Depp’s net worth.
1. Depp Can Make $1 Million In a Week
In 2014, Depp agreed to star as The Wolf for Disney’s Into The Woods, an adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical. Since Disney only wanted to make the Rob Marshall-directed movie for $40 million, Depp agreed to take a pay cut. However, he only worked on the film for a week and was paid $1 million.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, this is a process called “boarding” and one that has gained traction around the industry. It’s a way for a movie with a smaller budget to get a big star for a short time. A source told THR that Bruce Willis demands $1 million to be “boarded” for a day.
2. He Got Paid ‘Stupid Money’ For ‘Pirates’
In a 2011 interview with Vanity Fair (via Vulture), Depp admitted that he was being offered “stupid money” to make the Pirates of the Caribbean movies and would continue to make them as long as the offer was there.
Basically, if they’re going to pay me the stupid money right now, I’m going to take it. I have to. I mean, it’s not for me. Do you know what I mean? At this point, it’s for my kids. It’s ridiculous, yeah, yeah. But ultimately is it for me? No. No. It’s for the kids.
For Disney, it’s a sound investment. According to Box Office Mojo, the Pirates films have grossed a combined $3.7 billion worldwide. That’s why a fifth film is in the works and comes out in May 2017.
3. Getting Boo & Pistol Home Wasn’t Cheap
Boo and Pistol became the most famous dogs in the world after Depp and Amber Heard brought them to Australia without having them quarantined for tests upon their arrival. This caused an ongoing controversy between Australia and Depp, even after Depp spent thousands to have them sent back to Los Angeles.
The two dogs got a private jet ride home, which The Daily Mail reports cost Depp $340,000.
With Depp and Heard now in the middle of a divorce, he might lose both of them. Sources told Entertainment Tonight that Pistol was a gift to Heard from a former girlfriend. It’s also possible that Heard got Boo before she married Depp.
4. Depp Starred in Dior Commercial
In fall 2015, Dior picked Depp as the face of a fragrance called Dior Sauvage. The commercial was directed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino and included music by Ry Cooder. It was a bit reminiscent of Matthew McConaughey’s Lincoln commercials, but at least Depp got out of the car for this one.
According to The AFP, Dior didn’t say how much Depp was paid for the spot. Dior has featured a long list of stars in their commercials, including Charlize Theron, Natalie Portman and Jennifer Lawrence. It was reported by Page Six that the Lawrence endorsement deal cost Dior $15-20 million.
5. Depp Spends Millions on Homes in France & Los Angeles
Depp, like most wealthy actors, spends millions of dollars on his homes. In 2001, he bought a 37-acre estate in Plan de la Tour, France and spent $10 million on improvements. In 2015, he put the property up for sale for $26 million, The Los Angeles Times reported. The property has over a dozen structures, including guest cottages, a bar, a workshop and staff house. There’s also two swimming pools, a garden and vineyards.
In 2012, The New York Daily News reported that Depp bought a $4.4 million home in the Hollywood Hills for Vanessa Paradis, his ex-girlfriend. Paradis and Depp dated from 1998 to 2012 and had a daughter and a son together.
Real Estalker also reported in 2012 that Depp bought a Nashville mansion for $17.5 million.
Correction: A previous version of this post said Depp had two daughters. He has a daughter and a son.
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