As of 2022, Robert Downey Jr. has a net worth of $300 million. RDJ’s success was largely due to his appearances in various Marvel series. While he only made $500,000 in the first Iron Man film, he had doubled his earnings to $70 million by the third installment.
Robert Downey Jr Net Worth 2022
|Net Worth:||$300 Million (2022)|
|Date of Birth:||Apr 4, 1965 (57 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.74 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Singer-songwriter, Comedian|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Robert Downey Jr Biography
Robert Downey Jr. was born on April 4th, 1965, in Manhattan, New York. During his childhood, both of his parents worked as performers. Robert Downey Sr., an avant-garde director, is his father.
Downey began performing when he was five years old. Elise, like his father, was an actress who instilled a passion for performing in her son. Robert grew up with his older sister, Allison, in Greenwich Village.
He would go on to have minor roles in numerous more of his father’s films after his breakthrough in Pound.
After his parents separated when he was 13, Downey opted to relocate to Los Angeles with his father. He dropped out of high school when he turned 16 and moved to New York to live with relatives.
Downey has struggled with his substance misuse, which includes both alcohol and narcotics. He was exposed to drugs by his father, who was also a drug addict when he was eight years old, and by the time he was in his twenties, he had developed a full-fledged addiction.
For his drug addiction, Robert Downey Jr. has been jailed multiple times and served time in prison.
Robert Downey Jr Career
Downey had a variety of theatrical roles before joining Joan Cusack, Nora Dunn, Anthony Michael Hall, Jon Lovitz, Dennis Miller, Randy Quaid, Terry Sweeney, and Danita Vance as part of the latest, younger group hired for “Saturday Night Live” in the mid-1980s.
The 1985-1986 season of “SNL” received poor ratings, and all of the new cast members hired in 1985 were let go. In John Hughes’ 1985 film “Weird Science,” Downey Jr. made a high school bully. In the 1987 film “Less Than Zero,” he played Julian Wells, a narcotic affluent child.
From there, he went on now to feature in “Chances Are,” a 1989 film starring Cybill Shepherd, “Air America,” a 1990 film starring Mel Gibson, and “Soapdish,” a 1991 film starring Sally Field, Whoopi Goldberg, and Kevin Kline. He played Charlie Chaplin in the 1992 film “Chaplin.” For his portrayal in “Chaplin,” he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor.
Robert Downey Jr Drug Issues
When Downey’s drug addiction spiraled out of control, his career took a knock. He was arrested several times on narcotics charges between 1996 and 2001. At various times, he was found in possession of cocaine, heroin, and marijuana.
He tried several drug recovery programs, but each time he relapsed. Downey was traveling down Sunset Boulevard in April 1996 when he pulled stopped.
He was found with heroin, cocaine, and unloaded.357 Magnum handgun in his possession. He was taken into custody. Downey was out on parole a month later when he walked into a neighbor’s house when under the effect of something and slept in one of his neighbors’ beds.
He was sentenced to three years of probation and was required to submit to random drug testing. In 1997, he failed one of the court-ordered drug tests and was sentenced to six months in the Los Angeles County jail. He was jailed again two years later after failing another drug test.
He was given a three-year term at the California Addiction Treatment Facility and County Jail this time. He was eligible for early release after spending nearly a year at the Drug Treatment Facility and posting $5,000 bail.
He joined the cast of “Ally McBeal” just after his release from prison. For the part, he received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film.
Downey was arrested over the Thanksgiving weekend in 2000 while inebriated and in possession of cocaine and Valium. An LAPD officer discovered Downey roaming through Culver City barefoot in April 2001.
He was detained on suspicion of being in possession of a controlled drug. Despite the fact that he had cocaine in his system, he was discharged a few hours later. He was dismissed from “Ally McBeal” after this arrest. He was sent back to drug rehab and given a three-year probationary period.
Robert Downey Jr Personal Life
Downey married Deborah Falconer, an actress, and singer, on May 29, 1992, after a brief 42-day relationship. The marriage terminated in 2001 due to Downey’s drug usage and numerous trips to rehab. Falconer left Downey with their son Indio, who was born in 1993. In 2004, Downey and Falconer divorced.
Robert Downey Jr House & Properties
The three lots and seven-acre stretch above Zuma Beach were purchased throughout a trust in September of 2009, according to property records.
The main home has 4 bedrooms and a barn turned into a guesthouse has another 2 bedrooms, according to the selling material. The main house has 3,538 square feet but appears to be considerably larger. The mansion is valued at roughly $13.8 million USD.
Robert Downey Jr Car Collection
Robert Downey Jr. has a huge car collection. Robert Downey Jr. owns a couple of the world’s most luxurious automobiles. A Porsche, a Corvette, a Ford F150, a Bentley, a Volvo Woody, a 1970 Boss 302 Mustang, a 1970 Mercedes-Benz Pagoda, Audi A8, and A7, a Mercedes-Benz waggon, NSX Roadster, and a 2011 VW GTI are among the vehicles on display.