Robert Downey, Jr.’s Net Worth, Career, Personal Life And More (Updates)!

As a native New Yorker, actor and musician Robert Downey Jr. is no stranger to the Big Apple. Growing up, he watched both of his parents in productions. As a young child, Robert began his acting career. It was in his father’s film Pound that he first came to prominence (1970).

Downey is set to star in a Pinocchio film, the next Avengers film, and Sherlock Holmes 3. He is one of the highest-paid performers in the business.

What is Robert Downey, Jr.’s Net Worth?

An American actor, producer, and singer, Robert Downey Jr.’s Net Worth are $300 million. The part of Iron Man in the Marvel film series of the same name is the one for which Robert Downey, Jr. is most known. The part earned him a spot among Hollywood’s best earners. His comeback from addiction and professional reinvention are two of the things he is best known for.

Robert Downey Jr. Early Life

On April 4, 1965, Robert Downey, Jr. was born in New York City. Author, actor, and director Robert Downey Sr. is his paternal grandfather. His mother, the actress Elsie Ann Downey, was in several of her husband’s movies. Allyson Downey is Downey Jr.’s older sibling. Greenwich Village was the home of the family. Downey Sr. was an addict who gave his 6-year-old kid a taste of marijuana. After his parents’ 1987 split up, Downey relocated to California to be with his dad. Actors Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Charlie Sheen, Holly Robinson-Peete, Ramon Estevez, Renee Estevez, and Dean Cain were all classmates of Downey’s at Santa Monica High School. In 1982, Downey left high school to return to New York City and pursue a career in acting.

Robert Downey Jr.Career

Before joining the younger cast of “Saturday Night Live” in the mid-1980s, Downey appeared on stage in a variety of productions. He shared the stage with Joan Cusack, Nora Dunn, Anthony Michael Hall, Jon Lovitz, Dennis Miller, Randy Quaid, Terry Sweeney, and Danita Vance. All of the new cast members hired in 1985 were let go after the 1985–1986 season of “SNL” received low ratings. Downey Jr. as a high school bully in John Hughes’s “Weird Science,” released in 1985. In “Less Than Zero,” released in 1987, he portrayed Julian Wells, a drug-addicted heir to a wealthy family. He then went on to co-star with Cybill Shepherd in 1989’s “Chances Are,” Mel Gibson in 1990’s “Air America,” and Sally Field, Whoopi Goldberg, and Kevin Kline in 1991’s “Soapdish,” among other films. In the 1992 film of the same name, he played Charlie Chaplin. After a stellar performance in “Chaplin,” he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor.

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Career Comeback

Although Downey was able to overcome his drug addiction, relaunching his career was not simple. Filmmakers didn’t want to pay the exorbitant fee set by the insurance companies utilized in movies, therefore Downey was unavailable for work. Downey’s second half of his career was made feasible by his friend and co-star in “Air America,” Mel Gibson. For “The Singing Detective,” he backed Downey’s insurance bond. After Downey finished filming without any hiccups, he was quickly hired by other directors.

Then in 2007, he was cast as Tony Stark in “Iron Man,” and his career took off from there. In the spring of 2008, the first Iron Man movie was released. Overall, Downey’s performance in Iron Man was quite well received. In addition to “The Incredible Hulk” (2008), “Iron Man 2” (2010), and “Iron Man 3” (2013), he portrayed Tony Stark. In order, we have “The Avengers” (2012), “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015), “Captain America: Civil War” (2016), “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (2017), “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018), and “Avengers: Endgame” (2019).

The comedy film Tropic Thunder, in which Downey co-starred, earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. In the 2009 film of the same name, Downey played the title role as another well-known character. He already played Sherlock Holmes in 2011’s “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” and he’ll do it again in a picture set for release in late December 2021.

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Robert Downey Jr. Personal Life

By May 29, 1992, Downey had tied the knot with singer/actress Deborah Falconer after a brief 42-day courtship. Due to Downey’s drug abuse and subsequent multiple stays in rehabilitation centers, the couple divorced in 2001. Falconer upped and left Downey, taking their son Indio (1993-born) with her. This was the year of Downey and Falconer’s divorce.

On the set of “Gothika” in 2003, Downey met film producer Susan Levin. She denied his date requests on two separate occasions. Eventually, she could no longer ignore the chemistry between them. To celebrate Levin’s upcoming 30th birthday, Downey popped the question the night before in November 2003. They tied the knot back in 2005. Their son, Exton, was born in February of 2012. The couple welcomed a daughter, Avri, in November of 2014.

Since July of 2003, Downey has remained abstinent from drugs and alcohol. His wife Susan is largely responsible for him finally kicking his addictions. Downey has participated in 12-step programs for substance abuse.

Real Estate

Robert has several properties in the Greater Los Angeles Area. It is estimated that Robert’s property portfolio is worth between $40 and $50 million. Since 2012, he has been living in a Santa Monica mansion that cost him $4 million.

He dropped $13.44 million in 2009 for a seven-acre Malibu estate complete with equestrian facilities. Also, he has another Malibu home that he purchased for $4 million in 2017. He has multiple homes and businesses in Venice, California, as well as a $2.5 million mansion in the Pacific Palisades and a beachfront mansion in Manhattan Beach.