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Johnny Depp Has Reportedly Earned $650 Million Throughout His Career — Here’s How He Makes And Spends His Money



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Over a 13-year span, Depp earned $650 million, according to his former management firm.

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Johnny Depp. Getty/Atsushi Tomura

After finding fame on the hit late-1980s TV series “21 Jump Street,” Depp forged a stardom in Hollywood few have ever seen. Thanks to offbeat movies with Tim Burton like “Edward Scissorhands” and “Ed Wood,” Depp became regarded as an amazing talent who could blend into any kind of role.

Depp was paid handsomely for his efforts.

According to his former management firm, The Management Group, Depp earned over $650 million in the 13 years they worked together from 1999 to 2016.

A major reason for that wealth has been due to the huge paydays he received playing Captain Jack Sparrow in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise.

After the success of “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,” Depp started routinely banking $20 million per movie.

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(L-R) Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom in “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.” Disney

The mix of visual spectacle and Depp’s outlandish performance as Captain Jack led to 2003’s “Curse of the Black Pearl,” a big-screen adaptation of the Pirates of the Caribbean Disney parks attraction, garnering worldwide box-office earnings of over $650 million.

With that, Depp’s asking price soared. On top of taking in $20 million pre-picture in the franchise, he got around 20% of the backend, per picture, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

So not only was he paid upfront, but Depp was cut another check after the movie broke even.


Depp earned more than $40 million on each “Pirates” movie thanks to his backend deal.

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Johnny Depp and Captain Jack Sparrow. Disney

Thanks to the success of the “Pirates” sequels, including 2006’s “Dead Man’s Chest” which earned over $1 billion worldwide, Depp’s earnings from the movies became astronomical.

The actor brought in north of $40 million per sequel on the backend of the movies alone, per THR. Again, that doesn’t count the $20 million base pay for each.

But not all of that went directly into Depp’s pocket. His agents got 10%, managers took 5%, and there are deductions for taxes and expenses.

However, the paydays only got bigger from there.

The backend deal for “Alice in Wonderland” was even larger — $55 million.

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Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter in “Alice in Wonderland.” Walt Disney Studios

Taking a pause from playing Captain Jack in 2010, Depp teamed up again with Tim Burton for the latest adaptation of “Alice in Wonderland.”

On top of his $20 million base, THR reported that he took in a huge $55 million backend thanks to the movie’s successful box office run, as it brought in over $1 billion.

Thanks to the “Pirates” movies, “Alice,” and 2014’s “Into the Woods” (he played the Big Bad Wolf) all getting prime home entertainment releases and cable play, in 2016 and 2017 Depp took in $25.7 million in residuals thanks to his profit participation deals on those movies.

In 2016, he even landed on Forbes’ list of highest-paid celebrities. He reportedly took in $48 million that year.

Depp has earned millions being the face of Dior’s Sauvage fragrance for men.

The actor has been the face of Sauvage for years. Depp was taking in reportedly $3 million to $5 million in the deal.

In August, Insider confirmed that Depp signed a seven-figure, multi-year dealwith Dior.

Depp was paid $16 million for doing just one scene in “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.”

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Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald in “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.” Warner Bros.

Depp was asked to step down from “Fantastic Beasts 3” days after losing a libel case against the publishers of the UK newspaper, The Sun, over a 2018 article, which described him as a “wife beater.”

However, because he had a “pay-or-play” deal on the movie, meaning he would get paid regardless if he worked on the movie, he was paid his $16 million fee.

He only filmed one scene as Grindelwald. Mads Mikkelsen took over the role for 2022’s “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.

Depp bought an island in the Bahamas for $3.6 million.

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Johnny Depp. Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images

The actor first set eyes on the 45-acre island located 60 miles from Nassau in 2003 while filming “Curse of the Black Pearl” and purchased it for 3.6 million.

Originally having no housing at all when he first purchased it, it has since been outfitted with solar-powered buildings, including a house with stunning 360 views for Depp when he stays there.

He spent $5 million to shoot the ashes of author friend Hunter S. Thompson out of a cannon.

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(L-R) Hunter S. Thompson and Johnny Depp in 1997. Rose Hartman/Archive Photos/Getty

Depp befriended the gonzo author around the time he played Thompson in the 1998 movie “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.”

They stayed friends until Thompson’s death in 2005. Thompson had talked about wanting his funeral to be an extravagant affair with his ashes being shot out of a cannon in the shape of a double-thumbed fist and a red, white, and blue fireworks show to end the event.

Depp said he spent $5 million to fulfill his friend’s wishes.

Depp had $2 million in monthly bills, including $100,000 a month for addiction issues.

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Actor Johnny Depp appears in court during his defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard at the Fairfax County Circuit Court on April 14, 2022. Shawn Thew/Pool via REUTERS

Depp had huge daily spending habits to live a lavish lifestyle, which led to him spending $2 million a month on bills,according to his former management firm.

At one time, the actor had to pay:

  • 300,000 a month for a 40-person staff
  • 10,000 every day for his former security manager
  • $350,000 monthly for maintaining his 156-foot yacht (which he has since sold to J.K. Rowling for $27 million)
  • $30,000 monthly for wine (Although, Depp told Rolling Stone this was a conservative estimate. “It’s insulting to say that I spent $30,000 on wine,” he said. “Because it was far more.”)
  • $100,000 a month to a doctor to treat his addiction issues

Depp commented on his spending in 2017, telling the Wall Street Journal, “It’s my money.”

“If I want to buy 15,000 cotton balls a day, it’s my thing,” he continued.

The actor’s spending habits were first revealed in 2017 when he filed a $25 million lawsuit against his former business managers at The Management Group (TMG countersued).

It resulted in a settlement a year later. No details were made public.

Depp was awarded $15 million in the defamation suit against Amber Heard.

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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. Getty/Getty

Depp filed a defamation suit against ex-wife Amber Heard in response to a 2018 op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post that detailed her experience with domestic violence.

Depp’s name wasn’t mentioned, but the article was widely interpreted as being about him.

The trial lasted six weeks earlier this year, in which both Depp and Heard took the stand, and resulted in the jury awarding Depp $15 million in damages from Heard, and Heard $2 million from Depp.

Depp’s $15 million reward was dropped down to $10.35 million to comply with state limits for punitive damages.

Depp sold $3 million in artwork.

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Johnny Depp in court on Monday, May 16, 2022. STEVE HELBER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Since the verdict, Depp has been spending more time playing musicthan getting back to making movies.

It’s unlikely he’ll land the kind of paydays he got before his legal battle with Heard, but the actor still has a loyal fanbase.

In July, Depp announced on his Instagram that he would be selling his artwork at a gallery in England. Within hours all the pieces he displayed were sold and even resulted in the gallery’s website crashing briefly.

The actor pocketed around $3 million in total.


When Johnny Depp was in love with ‘beautiful and brilliant ’ Amber Heard: “ I am a lucky man”




Johnny Depp, who recently won a blockbuster defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard, once talked very fondly of her and called himself’ a lucky man’ to have her in his life.

The couple were married for two years. In 2016, Amber filed for divorce and secured a temporary restraining order against Johnny. However, the two were recently involved in a high-profile defamation trial.

During their six-weeks trial that ended on June 1, the couple accused each other of abusive behaviour in their marriage.

The Pirates of The Caribbean star, 59, emerged victorious in his $50m defamation case against Heard after three days of deliberations by a jury, which also handed Heard a partial win in her countersuit.

Following this, an old interview of Johnny has resurfaced over the internet as he says good words for Heard.

In 2015, during Amber’s film The Danish Girl’s premiere, Johnny told Eonline, “We connect on a lot of levels but the first things that really got me was she’s an aficionado of the blues. I would play a song, some old obscure blues song, and she knew what it was. She’s very very literate. She’s a voracious reader as I have been, so we connected on that as well and she’s kind of brilliant and beautiful. I am a lucky man.”

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Lily-Rose Depp net worth: What is the fortune of Johnny Depp’s daughter?




Born on May 27, 1999, Lily-Rose Depp is a very normal little girl… except that her parents are international stars: Johnny Deppand Vanessa Paradis. Lily-Rose is followed by her little brother, Jack John Christopher, on April 9th 2002. Their parents are married since June 1998, and symbolize the glamour of the Hollywood couple.

The interpreter of Jack Sparrow in Pirate of the Caribbean and the singer of Joe the Taxi do everything to preserve their children of the flashes of the celebrity. They grow up far from the cameras, between France and the United States.

During her childhood, Lily-Rose Deppshows a certain affinity with music: according to her mother, it is she who would have sung the first notes of the song New Year (released on the album Love Songs in 2013): “My daughter, who was 6 years old at the time, began to hum something sublime. That melody has stuck, along with the first sentence of the text, just as she sang it at 6 years old.” Lily-Rose is therefore credited on the album! In 2012, her parents separated and their divorce was highly publicized.

If one could imagine a career in music, it is towards the cinema that the teenager turns. In the summer of 2014, at the age of 15, she made an appearance in the film Tusk by Kevin Smith. An extra that everyone defines as her first film role.

Dreams of the big screen become a reality in 2016 with the release in September of The Dancer by Stephanie Di Giusto, starring Gaspard Ulliel, Soko and Melanie Thierry, among others. The film is presented a few months earlier in the selection Un certain regard at the Cannes Film Festival. The general public discovered Lily-Rose Depp. The same year, we find the actress on the poster of Planetarium, by Rebecca Zlotowski, where she shares the poster with Natalie Portman.

In 2018, she plays in Les Fauves by Vincent Mariette with Laurent Lafitte and in L’Homme fidèle by Louis Garrel with Laetitia Casta. In 2019, Lily-Rose Deppplays Queen Catherine of Valois in The King by David Michôd, a historical fiction produced by Netflix. She rubs shoulders with the French-American actor Timothée Chalamet, with whom she has been in a relationship since 2018.

In February 2019, Lily-Rose Depp paid a poignant tribute to the artistic director of the house of Chanel, the German couturier Karl Lagerfeld, who had just passed away at the age of 85. “Karl, we love you. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You are eternal,” wrote in particular the one who became a Chanel muse from the age of sixteen.

What Is Lily-Rose Depp’s Net Worth?

In her short but important career, Lily-Rose has accumulated a fortune of 2 million dollars. She has won several awards such as the Los Angeles Film Award, the Cesar Award, the Lumieres Award, the Romy Schneider Award and the CinEuphoria Award.

In the past, Lily-Rose has suffered from anorexia, and in 2016, she confided in “French Elle” about her followers on social networks who commented on her weight, stating, “It hurts me a lot and makes me depressed, because I spent a lot of energy fighting the disease.” She added, “I have been battling an eating disorder for a long time and I am very proud of the results I have achieved.”

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Quentin Tarantino Pushed Back on Studio Head’s Request to Cast Johnny Depp Over Tim Roth in Pulp Fiction




Quentin Tarantino revealed that he had to push back against studio demands to have Johnny Depp as first choice for key Pulp Fiction role.

Pulp Fiction is one of those movies that seems to have the perfect cast in just the right roles. However, a recent viral post has suggested that the actors who made up the iconic ensemble could have been different, and one role, in particular, had director Quentin Tarantino at odds with the head of the studio. The list of potential actors who could have been in line to take on some of the roles in the action movie included Johnny Depp, who was second on Tarantino’s “wish list” for the Tim Roth role of Pumpkin. However, the director was adamant that Roth was who he wanted, even if that went against how the studio saw it.

While appearing on the 2 Bears, 1 Cavepodcast, Tarantino responded to the viral post, which showed the actors he potentially wanted to play key roles, including Vincent and Lance. While the compiled list shows Tarantino’s options and overall preference, the director explained that it was not simply a “wish list” of who he wanted in the movie. He said:

“On the internet there’s a thing floating around about my wish list of the cast of Pulp Fiction, it’s kind of floating around and it’s not. It’s not that, not really. I didn’t know exactly who I wanted to play this part or that part, so I wrote a giant list with a ton of names. I wanted to get them all pre-approved sure and I didn’t know if it’s gonna work out, if I would like vibe with the person or if they would even do a good job but I wanted to get them approved…It’s kind of all over the place but that was kind of the idea, I wanted to be able to explore it and go all over the place but then I’m also really very opinionated.

How Did Johnny Depp Not Get A Role In Pulp Fiction?

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As part of Tarantino’s list of possible stars, Johnny Depp appeared as his third choice for Pumpkin and was also a possible inclusion for the role of Lance, which eventually went to Eric Stoltz. When Tarantino put forward his list, it seemed that the head of the studio wanted to know why they would be offering the role of Pumpkin to Roth over Depp. Tarantino also noted that they told him that they would not offer the role to Roth until three others had turned the role down. In response, the director asked them:

‘Do you think Johnny Depp playing the role of Pumpkin in this movie, which is the opening scene and the closing scene that’s it, do you think that will add that much to the box office?’”

As it turns out, they didn’t believe it would add anything in terms of box office success. Still, as Tarantino concluded, many studios at the time thought having a big-name star on board would help if the movie ended up being a critical failure. But, of course, we all know that even without Johnny Depp bookending the film, Pulp Fiction managed to do just fine.

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