Robert Downey Jr. Net Worth, Early Life, Personal Life, Career And Many More

Robert John Downey Jr. is an American actor and producer. He has been very successful throughout his career and gained popularity across the world for his portrayal of Tony Stark in 10 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  In this article, we will cover the net worth of Robert Downey Jr., early and personal life, career highlights, and many more. Read the full article to know everything about Robert Downey Jr., from his net worth to his personal life.

Robert Downey Jr. Net Worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, the estimated Robert Downey Jr.nnet worth is said to be around $300 million which he earned majorly from his acting career. He is recognized as Iron Man across the world even now and this character also made him one of the highest-paid actors in the industry.

Robert Downey Jr. enjoys a massive net worth but let’s take a look at his not-so-easy childhood also.

Early Life

Robert Downey Jr. was born in Manhattan, New York City on April 4, 1965, to Robert Downey Sr. and Elsie Ann Downey. His father was also an actor, writer, as well as director whereas his mother was also an actress.

He also has an elder sister, Allyson. His father was addicted to drugs which enabled his son to consume marijuana for the first time at the age of 6. He went to Santa Monica High School but in 1982, dropped out of high school and returned to New York City in pursuit of a career in acting. In 1987, his parents divorced, after which he lived with his father in California.

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Personal Life

On May 29, 1992, Robert Downey Jr. tied the knot with Deborah Falconer, an actress, and singer. His drug addictions and repeated trips to rehab led to the end of their marriage in 2001. The couple welcomed their son, Indio in 1993 whom Deborah took along with her after their separation. In 2004, they divorced.

Robert Downey Jr Personal Life
Robert Downey Jr Personal Life

He met Susan Levin on the set of “Gothika” in 2003 and she declined his request for a date two times but apparently, she also fell for him and in November 2003, the night before her 30th birthday, Robert proposed to her. The couple exchanged wedding vows in 2005 and welcomed their first child together, a son, Exton in February 2012. They had their daughter, Avri in November 2014

Since July 2003, he has come to be sober from drugs and alcohol and credits his wife Susan for being his side and helping him get rid of his addictions.

Real Estate

As Robert Downey Jr. built his considerable net worth, he also acquired several estates. He owns homes in Los Angeles and his total property portfolio is expected to be around $40 to $50 million alone.

In 2012, he acquired a home in Santa Monica for $4 million. He acquired a $13.44 million seven-acre estate in 2009 in Malibu that has equestrian facilities. In 2017, Downey acquired a different house for $4 million in Malibu.

He also owns several residential and commercial estates in Venice, California, a home in the Pacific Palisades that he acquired for $2.5 million, as well as a beachfront home on Manhattan beach.

Robert Downey Jr.’s real estate is a clear reflection of his huge net worth that no doubt he has earned over the years.


Robert Downey Jr. has built his net worth as an actor throughout his career but from where he started. Let’s have a look.

Robert acted in the theatre before landing a job during the mid-1980s as part of the new, younger, cast hired for “Saturday Night Live” with Joan Cusack, Nora Dunn, Anthony Michael Hall, Jon Lovitz, Dennis Miller, Randy Quaid, Terry Sweeney, and Danita Vance. The 1985-1986 “SNL” season received awful ratings, as a result of which all the new cast members were expelled. He then portrayed a high school bully in the 1985 film “Weird Science.”

Downey then portrayed Julian Wells, the drug-addicted rich kid in the 1987 film “Less Than Zero.” He then continued to land the cast of “Chances Are” (1989) alongside Cybill Shepherd, “Air America” opposite Mel Gibson” (1990), and “Soapdish” (1991) alongside Sally Field, Kevin Kline, and Whoopi Goldberg. He appeared in the 1992 film “Chaplin” in which he portrayed Charlie Chaplin and this role brought him a nomination for the Best Actor Oscar.

His excessive drug addictions impacted his career immensely as he was in and out of prison and rehab for many times and years which may have impacted the net worth of Robert Downey Jr. 


Restarting a career after being addicted to drugs on such a huge scale was not at all easy for Downey even after coming out sober. The insurance companies utilized by productions quoted an excessive price to Downey which filmmakers weren’t willing to pay for Downey and that made him unhirable.

Mel Gibson, with whom Downey had been friends since “Air America,” helped him in the second half of his career and paid his insurance bond in person for the 1985 film “The Singing Detective.” After he completed the film successfully without raising any problems, other filmmakers started to book him again for the film.

In 2007, he landed the role of a lifetime with Tony Stark in “Iron Man.” The first-ever Iron Man film was released in 2008. His performance received a lot of appreciation and later, he also reprised his role as Tony Stark in the two sequels of “Iron Man” in 2010 and 2013, and also in the 2008 film “The Incredible Hulk,”

“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). All these projects have played a major role in the net worth of Robert Downey Jr.

He also appeared in the 2008 film “Tropic Thunder,” which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He landed the cast of the 2009 film Sherlock Holmes which gave him another famous character in his career.

He then returned to reprise his role in the 2001 film “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”, and also portrayed the character in a third film, previously set for release on December 22, 2021 however, it was later put on hold indefinitely.

In 2021, it was confirmed that he would portray Lewis Strauss in the upcoming film “Oppenheimer”. He would also appear in the film “Play Dirty.”

Downey Jr. has earned immense success along with a net worth of $300 million. We will keep you updated with all the latest information until then stay tuned to our website,

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