For the girls, he is a heartthrob, and for the boys, he is something even greater- he is IRONMAN! Robert Downey Jr. or Robert John Downey Jr. is a US-based actor and singer. He started working in films from the mere age of five. When he was 27 years old, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. From 2012 to 2015, he was at the top position on the Forbes list of highest paid Hollywood actors. He has also served in prison for multiple times on charges of drugs. Now let’s have a closer look at the net worth of Robert Downey Jr. in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Robert was born on 4 April 1965 in Manhattan city and grew up in Greenwich Village of New York, United States. His father was a drug addict and allowed him to take drugs just from the age of six. There were times when his father would take drugs along with his infant child.
His dad and mom were both actors, and so Robert easily got to work in films right from the age of five. At the age of 10, he was sent to England to learn Classical ballet. In his teenage, he attended the Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center in New York. He then went to Santa Monica High School in California for his higher studies.
Robert is younger among the two children of Robert John Downey Sr. and Elsie Ann. His elder sister’s name is Allyson. Robert had been in a relationship with American actress Sarah Jessica Parker, but due to his drug addiction, the couple got separated later. On 29 May 1992, he married an American singer and actress Deborah Falconer.
In September 1993, the couple was blessed to have a son named Indio Falconer Downey. Due to the repeated arrests of Robert, the couple got separated in 2001 and eventually got divorced in 2004. In August 2005, he remarried a film producer Susan Levin, and the couple gave birth to a son and a daughter in 2012 and 2014 respectively.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Robert’s professional career began just at the age of five when he worked in his father’s film “Pound”. In 1992, he played the role of Little Character in the biographical comedy-drama film, “Chaplin”. The act was so appreciated that he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. From 1996 to 2001, he was arrested multiple times on charges of drugs and arms.
After being released from prison in 2001, he went through several rehabilitation treatments and finally achieved success in quitting drugs. In August 2001, he worked in the music video of “I Want Love”. His acts again garnered much appreciation, and in 2003, he made a comeback to mainstream films with a horror film “Gothika”. On 23 November 2004, he launched his first music album titled “The Futurist”.
In 2008, he gained worldwide acclaim with blockbuster films, like “The Incredible Hulk”, “Iron Man” and “Tropic Thunder”. In 2010, he appeared in “Iron Man 2” as Tony Stark and in 2012, he repeated the same role in the Marvel’s film “The Avengers”. The act was so appreciated that he reprised it in several worldwide blockbuster films, like “Iron Man 3”, “Avengers: Age of Ultron”, “Captain America: Civil War”, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “Avengers: Infinity War”. For his fabulous acts in films, he has won a BAFTA Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and three Golden Globe Awards till date.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The total estimated net worth of Robert Downey Jr. till date is $320 million. For quite some time now he has been regarded as one of the highest paid American actors. In fact, in the single year from June 2014 and June 2015, he earned over $80 million. For three consecutive years from 2012 to 2015, he was at the top of the Forbes list of highest-paid Hollywood actors. He has accumulated most of his wealth through his performances in films and TV. His movies are said to have done a business of over $9.6 billion. He is the brand ambassador of HTC and few other companies, all of which adds to his income.
Robert Downey Jr. was born into a well-to-do family having a good background in films, and so he quickly got to work in movies. However, his dad snatched more from him than he gave him. He started providing drugs to his son just from the age of six. He became habitual to drugs which cost him his relationships and film ventures. He was arrested several times for possessing drugs and was sent to jail.
However, he later went through rehabilitation treatments and succeeded in quitting drugs. His acts in the blockbuster films like “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “Avengers: Infinity War” are fabulous. Hope he continues his incredible performances even in the coming years.