Facts of Robert Downey Jr
|Full Name||Robert John Downey Jr|
|Last Name||Downey Jr|
|Birth Name||Robert John Downey, Jr|
|Birth City||New York City, New York,|
|Birth Country||United States of America|
|Father Name||Robert John Downey Sr.|
|Father Profession||Actor, Filmmaker|
|Mother Name||Elise Ann Ford|
|Relation With||Deborah Falconer (1992-2004)|
|No Of Children||3|
|Awards||People's choice,Golden Globe|
|Education||Santa Monica High School|
|Date of Birth||April 4,1965|
|Married Date||August 27,2005|
How Much Is (Marvel Hero "Iron Man") Robert Downey, Jr.'s Net Worth ?
Famous for playing Marvel comic's Tony Stark (Iron Man), Robert Downey Jr. is considered one of the most versatile American actors. Professional since 1970, Downey Jr. acting career earned him a wide fame as well as fortune; he owns $300 million net worth as of April 2020.
With a history of struggle against drug-addiction, the Oscar nominee's career got resurgence after he starred as genius inventor & industrialist Tony Stark aka Iron Man in Marvel movie Iron Man (2008).
Ever since then, Downey Jr. has starred in a total of 10 Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movies: starting with Iron Man (2008) till his character's death in Avengers: Endgame (2019).
Listed as Single Highest-Paid Hollywood Actor (from 2013 to 2015) by Forbes, Robert is also the second-highest-grossing box-office actor after Samuel L. Jackson. Downey Jr.'s movies till date, has collected over $5.8 billion in North America and $14.4 billion internationally.
Salary From Movies & Income Sources
As of September 2019, Downey, Jr is estimated to have a net worth of around $300 million according to various sources. He mainly earns from his career as an American actor.
A verified source Forbes listed Downey Jr. as the 3rd richest actors with an estimated net worth of $250 million in 2018.
Influenced by his father Robert Sr., an actor & film maker, Robert Downey Jr. made acting debut at the age of 5 through the movie Pound (1970).
Till date, Robert Downey Jr. has appeared in many commercially movies, mainly Iron Man film series and Avengers film series, totaling 10.
Check out his earnings over the years:
|2013 & 2014||$75 million|
As reported, Robert Downey Jr. mostly earns from his role from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He has made approximately $300 to $400 million from the MCU only.
In 2019, he was listed 31st in the 2019 CELEBRITY 100 EARNINGS list with a total of $66 million coming to his pocket.
Here is the list of Downey's MCU movies with his salary and box office:
|Movies||Salary||Budget||Box Office Collection|
|Iron Man (2008)||$500,000||$140 million||$585 million|
|Iron Man 2 (2010)||$10 million||$200 million||$623.9 million|
|The Avengers (2012)||$50 million||$220 million||$1.519 billion|
|Iron Man 3 (2013)||$75 million||$200 million||$1.215 billion|
|Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)||$40 million||$444 million to $495.2 million||$1.405 billion|
|Captain America Civil War (2016)||$40 million||$250 million||$1.153 billion|
|Spiderman: Homecoming (2017)||$15 million||$175 million||$880.2 million|
|Avengers Infinity War (2018)||$40 million||$316 million to $400 million||$2.048 billion|
|Avengers End Game (2019)||$40 million to 75 million||$365 million||$2.75 billion|
Also, his earnings from other movies include:
|Movies||Salary||Budget||Box Office Collection|
|Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows||$15 million||$125 million||$535 million|
|Richard III||$50,000||$7.4 million||$2.685 million|
|Danger Zone||$500,000||$8.5 million|
|Sherlock Holmes||$9 million||$90 million||$524 million|
Net Worth Comparison Between Marvel Characters
|Robert Downey Jr.||$300 million|
|Scarlett Johansson||$165 million|
|Chris Hemsworth||$130 million|
|Chris Evans||$70 million|
|Jeremy Renner||$50 million|
|Mark Ruffalo||$30 million|
|Chadwick Boseman||$8 million|
|Brie Larson||$10 million|
|Jon Favreau||$60 million|
|Elizabeth Olsen||$9 million|
Downey Received a Good Profit Share For His MCU Movies
Apart from his base salary for his MCU movies, Robert also receives a good profit share for his MCU movies.
For his part in The Avengers, the actor received a total of $29 million as his profit share after the success of the movie. Likewise, for his role in Iron man 3, he received $22 million.
Similarly, for Avengers: Age of Ultron, Infinity War, and Civil War, his payout was $25 million, $10.25 million, and $18.75 million respectively.
Robert Downey Was The Highest Paid Actor In 2015 With $80 Million In Collective Earning
The Avenger actor is a top-notch actor both in terms of financial achievements and performance.
In fact, in 2015, he was ragged by Forbes as the highest paid actor in 2015 with the total revenue of $80 coming in his pocket in that year.
With a series of MCU movies in his filmography, he is still considered as the highest earning actors. As of 2018, he ranks 20th in the list of highest paid actors as termed by Forbes.
Downey Jr. Struggle With Drugs: Recovery & Career Comeback
Before being famed as Iron Man, the American actor appeared numerous movies and TV shows including Tropic Thunder, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Sherlock Holmes, Chapin, Zodiac, Due Date, Family Guy, Chef, and many others.
Though, it didn't gain him deserving recognition.
Moreover, his addiction of drugs got him in police custody numerous time from 1996 through 2001, resulting in career down-fall followed by his rehab facility.
Later, after his work-out for recovery from drug-addiction, Robert Downey Jr.'s career changed for good, after he starred in 2 commercially successful films: Iron Man (2008) and Tropic Thunder (2008).
Moreover, Iron Man director Jon Favreau cast Downey Jr. is other Iron man movies, that got him wide-fame as Marvel hero Iron Man in Avengers film series.
Jon even said, “Downey would be to Iron Man what Johnny Depp is to the Pirates of the Caribbean series.” No doubt, those words came true over the years.
Apart from his career, he also earned hefty sum as a musician. He has sung several soundtracks including Chaplin, Two Girls and a Guy, Friends and Lover, and many more.
According to the Forbes, Downey Jr. is ranked #3 on the list of Forbes highest-paid rapper with the earning of around $81 million. He has also performed live in the TV show The Tonight Show hosted by Jimmy Fallon.
For his outstanding performances, RDJ has been nominated for 2 Academy 'Oscar' Awards and other 107 nominations. For now, he has won 38 awards including Golden Globe, Man of the Year, People's Choice and many others.
Career Update: Rumored Return Of Tony Stark
After the successful release of Avengers Endgame (2019), Downey Jr. is set for his upcoming money-making projects: The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle (to be released in 2020), All-Star Weekend (TBA) and Sherlock Holmes 3 (set for 2021).
Surely, the death of Tony Strak in the End Game left all heart-broken, many wished for his comeback with a MCU defying fantasy.
Seems, fans will get to hear Downey Jr. aka Tony Stark (Iron Man) once more, as Marvel sources claimed Stark's return but as a voice-over only, in early September 2019.
How Will Robert Downey Jr. aka Tony Stark (Iron Man) Return?
Since Marvel allowed the new launch Disney + to tell Marvel stories, sources alleges that Robert Downey will voice-over in the rumored series Ironheart.
Well, the series follows Riri Williams, a inventor genius who continues Tony Stark's legacy; and Robert Downey Jr. will voice Tony Stark, an A.I. same as of J.A.R.V.I.S voiced by Paul Bettany.
Instagram Earnings And Endorsements Deals
Besides his eminent career, Robert Downey Jr. makes well as an online platform influencer. From Instagram, he collects around $83,613 to $139,364 per sponsored post.
In the like manner, he earns in millions from his merchandise sales, endorsements deals, and other commercials.
To date, he has endorsed and promoted brands and companies like Apple, HTC, Kraft Foods, Nissan, Team Downey, One Plus, The Judge, Audi R8, XFINITY, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Broncho, and many more.
A site cited that from the endorsements with HTC, the star pocketed around $12 million.
Business Venture & Charity Works
On 10 June 2010, Robert Downey Jr in partnership with his wife established their own production company, Team Downey. Under the production company, RDJ has produced movies and TV shows including A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, The Judge, A.I., and few others.
Their future projects are Constance, Sweet Tooth, A Head Full of Ghosts, Perry Mason and many others.
Moving to his charity works, he has supported charities like Cahonas Scotland, Clothes Off Our Black, March Of Dimes, Midnight Mission, Motion Picture and Television Fund Foundation, Stand Up To Cancer, and many more.
Assets, Houses, Cars, Expenses, Taxes, Insurances
Back in 2010, he purchased the house in Malibu California for around $13.4 million. Similarly, he bought a 2,284 square foot mid-century modern house in 2017. The mansion cost him around $3.8 million which features 3 bathrooms, 3-bedrooms, a fire pit, a hot tube, a pool, an entertaining area, and mini-golf.
His other real estate properties include $4 million Santa Monica House, and $2.5 million Manhattan Beach house. According to his portfolio, his properties worth probably between $40 to $50 million. He is the proud owner of supercars. He even confessed that he is in love with his cars. He owns cars including:
|Corvette||$80,000 to $122,000|
|Ford F150||$28,000 to $42,000|
|Bentley||$165,000 to $298,000|
|Volvo Woody||$33,000 to $52,000|
|1970 Boss 302 Mustang||$132,300|
|1970 Mercedes-Benz Pagoda||Starting from $75,800|
|Mercedes-Benz Wagon||$73,000 to $109,000|
|2011 Volkswagen GTI||$70,000|
Well, his car collection surely is worth in six to seven digits figures but his single jet, Dassault Falcon 900 is worth more than his whole car collection. In the present market, a Dassault Falcon 900 costs around $44.8 million per unit which was built only 500 pieces.
Definitely, Downey Jr. is the richest MCU’s star, but he also suffered dark times in the 1980s to 1990s. He was imprisoned for drug issues and unpaid $2 million tax bills.
When he was struggling with money, career, and personal life, his friend Mel Gibson came as an angel in his life. While RDJ was coping with the divorce from his estranged wife, did not have financial safety place to live, and struggling to get roles on movies, Gibson gave him a chance to play on 2003 film The Singing Detective.
Actually, he was not able to pay his insurance bills and Gibson paid them. After gradually settling up, he paid his debts, taxes, and insurance premiums.
Did You Know? In an interview and promotion of movie Air America, RDJ said, ‘I did Air America (1990) for two reasons: to be in a movie with Mel Gibson and to make a bunch of money.’
Robert Downey, Jr.'s Age, Wife, Kids, Son, Divorce, Girlfriend, Height & Weight
Robert Downey, Jr was born on 4 April 1965 in New York City, New York, the United States. He was born to renegade father Robert John Downey Sr. and mother Elise Ann Ford. He holds an American Nationality and belongs to the mixed ethnicity.
The actor also has a sister named Allyson Downey, an actress.
How old Is Iron Man Actor Downey Jr.?
As of September 2019, Robert Downey, Jr is 54 years old.
Height & Weight
Robert Downey, Jr stands tall at the height of 5 feet 9 inches (174 cm) and weighs around 78 kgs (172 pounds).
Married Life, Wife & Children
Well, Robert Jr. is a one-time divorcee, and currently lives with his second wife Susan Downey. From his 2 marriages, the American actor is the father of 3 children.
Susan and Robert married on 27 August 2005 in a Jewish ceremony, at Amagansett, New York in front of her close friends and family members.
The couple shares 2 children together: son Exton Elias Downey (February 2012) and daughter Avri Roel Downey (November 2014).
Prior to Susan, he was married to Deborah Falconer for 13 years. The estranged couple exchanged the vows on 29 May 1992 and divorced on 26 April 2004. The former pair has a son Indio Falconer Downey (born on September 7, 1993).
Childhood And Drugs
His childhood was surrounded by drugs as his father was a drug addict. His father allowed Downey Jr to use Marijuana at the young age of six. Downey said that the drug bond between them became the emotional bond between Downey Sr. and Jr.
He stated, ‘When my dad and I would do drugs together, it was like him trying to express his love for me is the only way he knew how.’ Downey has been the drug-free person since July 2003.
Is Robert Downey Jr.’s Dead?
No, Robert is still alive. Way back, during the period when he was heavily surrounded and under the influence of drugs, Downey Jr. was also became a subject of rumors.
His continuous in and out of the rehabs and average movies led the fans to assume that RDJ was dead. The rumors flew after RDJ made a huge comeback with a blockbuster.
Since, the death of his character Tony Stark (Iron Man), the death gossip rose up again, while Tony Stark aka Robert Downey is preparing up for upcoming projects.