Robert Downey Jr. Net Worth

Raquel Davies | October 24, 2013


$140 million


    Robert John Downey, Jr.


    April 4, 1965




    5 foot 9 inches and 172lbs

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    Jim Toth at Creative Artists Agency (CAA)


Robert Downey Jr. has an estimated net worth of $140 million 

Robert Downey Jr. is an American actor with an estimated net worth of $140 million. He is best known for playing Tony Stark in the Iron Man film series. He is 5’9″ and weighs 172 pounds. Robert John Downey, Jr. was born on April 4, 1965 in Manhattan, New York. Born into a show business family, Downey’s father was an actor, writer and producer and his mother was an actress. Along with the benefits of a life surrounded by entertainment came some of the pitfalls as he was indoctrinated into the world of illicit drugs early on, being allowed to smoke marijuana by his father at the tender age of 6. At an even earlier age, Downey was cast in his first movie, a flick directed by his father. He would go on to attend school in England and then California but dropped out of high school to pursue acting full time.

Downey was cast in numerous minor roles in some successful movies including Weird Science (1984) and Back to School (1986) and also was a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1985 to 1986. He began to garner serious attention when he was cast as the lead role in The Pick-up Artist in 1987 and his big break would come as a destructive drug-addict in Less than Zero in 1987. Although he would continue to work consistently for the next decade and earn a name for himself as one of the most talented actors in Hollywood, he was beset with drug problems that landed him in rehab on multiple occasions. Of particular note was his role as Charlie Chaplin in 1992’s Chaplin, which earned him an Academy Award nomination.

Great acting and personal problems would continue to define Downey’s life into the new century but he began to turn the tide in his life with more consistent work and behavior early in the decade. He would then emerge as a legitimate A-list actor with his role as Tony Stark in the Iron Man franchise starting in 2008, which would lead to numerous movies and over a billion in box-office earnings. Although he is now a bankable movie star, Downey would continue to take offbeat and more serious roles, including comedies like Tropic Thunder and dramas like The Soloist. He would also be cast in another major commercial success, the Sherlock Holmes franchise, making him among the best paid and most popular stars in the world. Downey has had a number of high profile relationships and has been married twice. He has two children.

Robert Downey, Jr. has enough net worth to buy:

1. 108,108.1 Emporio Armani Two Buttons Suit ($1,295.00 each)

2. 9,655.2 Rolex Men’s Diamond Day-Date Yellow Gold Watch ($14,500.00 each)

3. 44,692.7 DaKine Fuse Jacket 2014 ($250.00 each)

Robert Downey, Jr. has enough net worth to give everyone in Japan $1.10.



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Written by Raquel Davies

Raquel is a staff writer for She received her Bachelor's of Arts in Public Relations from Barry University. Raquel enjoys reading Sci-Fi/ Fantasy novels and watching films of that same genre. Raquel is also enjoys the theater arts and fine dining. She was raised in Maryland but currently resides in Miami. Check her out on !

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