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Robert Downey Jr. Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Robert Downey Jr. worth? $300 million

How did Robert Downey Jr. earn his money and wealth?

Robert Downey is amongst those few celebrity stars who claimed fame right from childhood. Similar is the case with actor, producer, and singer Robert Downey Jr., who gave his first screen appearance at just the age of five years. He is best known as the artist to bring life to “Tony Stark’s” character in movie Iron Man, from which he gained the distinction and elevation any celebrity would hanker after.

At present, the incredibly versatile Hollywood actor is estimated to have a net worth of $180 million. The majority of Robert’s earnings are garnered from his character and by featuring in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. His appearance in Marvel movies has brought the box office under his thumb and with crediting a colossal of $50 million in just one year, from 2016 to June 2017. The man became has been listed as one of the highest-paid actors in the world. He is also part of the Sherlock Holmes movies by Guy Ritchie as the title character.

There was a point in time in Robert’s life when had to go through enormous distress and trounce due to substance abuse and legal battles. Production House and directors were disinterested in casting Robert because of his speculated sordid affairs, and consequently, he abandoned the big screen. A thunderbolt slammed the media and audience in 2003 when Robert Downey made a comeback with The Singing Detective. His comeback character propelled the world to watch him more on the big screen and as a result, he was cast in “Iron Man” (2008). His comeback film proved to be a setback for other A-listed actors in the Hollywood film industry. If reports are to be believed, Robert preserved $10 million in pay for Iron Man 2 follow-up series, while his payment proceeded to propel rapidly in the upcoming Marvel films.

Downey banked in an approximation of $50 million in 2012 for headlining Disney’s superhero ‘Tentpole’. The follow-up series of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015) reported Robert compensated $40 million. Millions rolled in from the Iron Man suit: Captain America: Civil War (2016) for which he collected a salary of $40 million in addition to an agreed allowance of the movie’s box office if ticket sales cut across the allotted amount. The ignoramus piles of million, about $80million gross earnings of 2015, enlisted Robert’s Downey’s compensation above one American CEO, who held in the highest paid executives list generated by Forbes.

The 51-year-old Downey also banked in a monstrous $200 million for his role in the Avengers Infinity War series part-two. He has been nominated for  Academy Award for, BAFTA Award, among others. Downey Jr. is the fifth highest-grossing star of all time at the U.S. domestic box-office with an estimated US $4.2 billion grossed at the domestic box office, and US $4.2 billion worldwide.

What are the highest grossing movies of Robert Downey Jr.?

  1. The Avengers (2012): $623.36 million
  2. Captain America: Civil War (2016): $408.08 million
  3. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017): $334.20 million
  4. Iron Man (2008): $318.41 million
  5. Sherlock Holmes (2009): $209.03 million

Read More: Best Movies of Robert Downey Jr

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