As of 2022, Robert Downey Jr’s fortune has reached 300 million USD, one of the highest paid actors in the industry and currently. Since entering the Marvel movie studio with the blockbuster film “Avengers” with the role of “Iron Man” accompanied by Robert Downey Jr, has earned a large amount of money and has a great reputation as a monument of the electric universe. Marvel photo.
He is now in his fifties on April 4. But his career as well as his huge fortune shows no sign of slowing down. He continues to direct his blockbuster films as both an actor and a producer. So what did he do to own such a huge fortune, follow the article below.
His fortune is largely due to Marvel’s blockbuster movie series, along with other films he has acted in. The following is a list of films he has acted in and the income through those films.
Beginning of career
He was originally from an artistic family. From a young age he has been playing roles in his father’s films. Started as Puppy in the movie Pound at the age of 5. Then in the 80s – 90s he was able to work with other famous and famous actors of the era such as Cybill Shepherd, Ryan O’Neal, Mel Gibson and Woody Harrelson. At that time, his name emerged like a kite in the wind, being highly praised by critics for his acting ability. He was even nominated for an Academy Award for best actor when he played the clown king of comedy Charlie Chaplin in Chaplin, taking his career to a new level.
When he was 27 years old, he was known as one of the young talents of Hollywood, one of the most talented actors of his generation. At that time, he was also involved in scandals because he became an addict, making the audience start to get bored of him.
Join the Marvel Universe
His career has been really successful and fruitful, and his transformation has been since he started making films for Marvel. Starting with three Iron Man sets. When he first appeared in the Marvel cinematic universe, he was once compared, but according to Director Jon Favreau, the reason he chose Robert was because he “can bring his own experience into the character of the character. Tony Stark”.
Marvel seems to have played a game too reckless when choosing an actor with so many scandals like him to play Tony Stark. However, he exceeded everyone’s expectations by successfully completing his role and becoming a monument of the Hollywood film industry.
Starting with Iron Man (2008): 2 million dollars
Starting as an influential Marvel movie, this is also the first time he appears in this superhero cinematic universe. Indeed, Marvel bet too much on him, at that time what he had was his scandals and history of addiction.
Iron Man 2 (2010): 10 million dollars
After the successful bet of the first part, the studio invited him again to act in the second part, which aired two years later. Thanks to his witty acting ability to bring real people into movies, he received a handsome salary of about 10 million dollars for this second part. Besides, other incomes also helped him to have another 2 million dollars.
Iron Man 3 (2013): $50 million
After the success of the first two parts brought in billions of dollars for Marvel, he continued to appear in the third part. Bringing box office fever when movie tickets seem to be sold out when the movie is announced for release. This is also probably the part that brings in the best money. And although he is no longer present for Marvel, the name Tony Stark has become a key name in the Marvel cinematic universe.
Just a few years later, Robert Downey Jr was named the highest paid actor in the world according to Forbes, bringing in $50 million in 2015 and all thanks to joining Marvel.
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015): $50 to $80 million
Grossing over $1.4 billion worldwide, this is arguably Marvel’s lowest-grossing film. However, the amount that Marvel is willing to spend on Robert falls somewhere around 50 to 80 million dollars.
Captain America: Civil War (2016): $64 million
Although this is a movie called Captain America, his Iron Man character plays a big part in this part, because he is the one who has to confront his own friend in this movie, Captain America. Even so, the salary he received was not small with a value of up to about 64 million dollars.
Spider Man: Homecoming (2017): 10 to 15 million dollars
If you are a follower of the hero movie universe, the name Spider Man is probably not too strange anymore. When this is the most famous character in the world. Revenue brought in about 880 million worldwide. Robert Downey earned himself about 1 million dollars per minute on air even though he only played a supporting role in the Captain America movie. You may wonder why his previous installments were paid so high up to nearly 50-80 million dollars, but this part only got about 10-15 million dollars.
That’s because it’s also calculated according to the number of minutes he was on screen. Iron Man appeared in Homecoming for only about 10 – 15 minutes, so Marvel paid him to be Peter Parker’s instructor about 10 – 15 million dollars equivalent to his screen time. It also shows his charisma as well as his acting talent.
Avengers: Infinity War (2018): at least $75 million
This is the part that many viewers of this hero series have always been waiting for. It caused a global fever with grossing 2 billion dollars worldwide (until Endgame came out). The studio is willing to pay the Hollywood actor at least 75 million dollars for its brightest star. In this part, the most dramatic and attractive point is when Iron Man was nearly killed by Thanos and stabbed a knife in the stomach, causing pity for millions of viewers. It is also the most expensive scene of the movie.
Summarizing with examples like The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron Man 3, Captain America: Civil War, and Avengers: Infinity War, combined, he brought in more than 1 billion dollars.
Though he was later relegated in terms of pay, Downey was still on the 2018 highest-paid list, coming in at 20th.
Avengers: Endgame (2019): at least $75 million
Following Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the Endgame part continued to lead to a box office fever because this was also the last time the audience saw Robert appear on Marvel’s screen. Although this part has too many sacrifices and losses, blockbuster Endgame is still the name that stirred up the box office charts and brought in $2.8 billion worldwide.
Also in this part, Downey earned $75 million for his role, making him once again one of the highest paid actors according to Forbes. Originally, Marvel only charged him $22 million, but after the movie premiered, Marvel paid him another $55 million for spin-offs. Since then, the total amount that Downey has collected is estimated to be around $200 million.
His return to the screen after a period of addiction has been likened to carrying all the money in the world. Up to now, he has no longer appeared on the screen of Marvel, but his money is still extremely high. But really, that should come as no surprise to the former Marvel superstar, who started his acting career at the age of five.
After all, Robert Downey Jr. could have pocketed between $396 and $435 million for his acting in those films, a staggering amount compared to the $500k he received for the first film.
List of his awards
BAFTA Awards (Chaplin, Best Actor, 1992)
Golden Globe Award (Short Film, Best Actor, 1994)
Saturn Award (Heart and Souls, Best Actor, 1994)
Saturn Award (Iron Man, Best Actor, 2009)
Golden Globe Award (Sherlock Holmes, Best Actor, 2010)
MTV Movie Awards (The Avengers, Best Battle, 2013)
People’s Choice Award (The Avengers, Favorite Movie Actor, 2013)
People’s Choice Award (The Avengers, Favorite Superhero, 2013)
People’s Choice Award (Iron Man 3, Favorite Movie Actor, 2014)
Kids Choice Award (Iron Man 3, Favorite Male Butt Kicker, 2014)
With a career spanning Marvel as well as his own businesses, by 2022 his fortune is estimated at 300 million dollars. An admirable figure at the age of 57. He is known as one of the highest paid actors in the industry and one of the most loved actors in the world.