Robert Downey Jr., the American actor and the singer who is widely recognised for his role as Tony Stark is worth $260 million. The actor who has starred in over 70 movies throughout his career, from a minor role to the lead character, rose to fame after his appearance in the blockbusters, Iron Man Series and Avenger Series. He surely has a lavish lifestyle. The actor is one of the highest paid actors with annual earning averaging at $80 million.
Robert John Downey Jr. was born in Manhattan, New York City, U.S and grew up in Greenwich Village. Downey Jr. attended Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center in New York. After his parents’ divorce in 197, Downey Jr. dropped out of Santa Monica High School and focused on acting career.
He was married to actress/singer Deborah Falconer. The couple has a son. After his divorce, in 2005, he married producer Susan Levin, and the couple has two children.
- Suggested Read – Tom Hanks Net Worth
Acting and Production
Downey is not new to the film industry, both his parents are actors. While growing up, Downey Jr. appeared in his father’s movies like Pound and Greaser’s Palace. He has had a rollercoaster career ride from being called as the worst cast to becoming popular and successful during his youth. He appeared in teen movies like Weird Science, Less Than Zero and Chaplin.
Downey Jr. missed numerous roles due to his drug addiction. However, in the mid-2000s his prospects improved and he appeared in movies like Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Trophic Thunder. Downey Jr. made a fortune after his appearances in the blockbuster hit movies like the Avenger Series, Iron Man series and Captain America: Civil War which grossed over $1billion worldwide. He is also widely known for his role as Holmes in Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes.
Currently, he is working on other big budget movies including the Avengers series.
In 2010, Downey and his wife Susan opened their own production company called Team Downey.
Apart from acting, Downey is also an excellent singer. He has sung several songs including Smile, White Christmas, Every Breathe You Take, Snakes, In My Dreams and Broken. In 2004, he released an album “The Futurist”
In his three decades career, Robert Downey Jr. has been nominated for his excellent skills for over 100 different categories of various awards including two Oscars and has won over 35 awards that include Golden Globe Awards, BAFTA Film Awards, Saturn Awards, American Cinematheque Award, Golden Schmoes Awards and MTV Movie Awards. In 2008, Downey Jr. was named #60 in Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.
Robert Downey Jr. has had numerous hiatus during his career due to various controversies. With his father being a drug addict, Downey Jr. began to use drugs at the very young age of six with his father. He was arrested on various occasions.
Robert Downey Jr Net Worth
Downey Jr.’s net worth is a whopping $260 million, and his average annual earnings are $80 million making him one of the highest paid actors. Downey Jr. was the highest paid actors for three consecutive years from 2012 to 2015 according to Forbes. He also earns millions by endorsing various products.
- Suggested Read – Jim Carrey Net Worth
House and Cars
Downey Jr. currently resides in his seven-acre Malibu mansion with his wife Susan which he purchased for a whopping $13,443,800 in 2009.
Recently he bought a 1,920 sq. ft. House in Pacific Palisades for $2.5 million. He also owns a contemporary home in Rustic Canyon and another two homes along Venice Beach’s trendy Abbott Kinney Boulevard.
Robert Downey Jr. owns an exotic collection of cars including Audi R8, Bentley Continental GT, Mercedes-Benz G-Class, Nissan GT-R, Ferrari California T, Audi A8 L, 1967 Corvette Stingray Convertible, 2014 Audi R8 Convertible, Cadillac Escalade and 2009 Audi R8 Spyder.
The Iron Man actor has endorsed numerous products including Apple, HTC, Kraft Foods and Nissan.
The Iron Man actor is not just a hero on screen but is one off-screen as well. He has participated in numerous charity events. In 2015, Downey Jr. partnered with Omaze to launch his charitable foundation “Random Act Funding” to support various charities.
He joined a non-profit charity “Limitless Solutions” to give a bionic arm to a seven-year-old fan who was born with a partially developed arm.
He also supports various charities including Cahonas Scotland, Clothes off Our Back, ALS Association, DonorsChoose.org, Orca Network, Robin Hood, March of Dimes, Midnight Mission, Motion Picture and Television Fund Foundation.
Robert Downey Jr. made his debut when he was just five, in his father’s movie. Even though he had a television industry background, Downey Jr. faced numerous failures at the beginning of his career due to his addiction to drugs. After the rehab, however, he has seen a continuous success and has been making his fans happy by giving them the epic hits. With many more big projects in hand, we can be sure of more victories to our Tony Stark soon.