Robert Downey Jr Net Worth

Robert Downey Jr Net Worth : $250 Million

Robert Downey Jr has a net worth of $250 million. His heart was set on acting since an early age. When he was 5, he appeared in his father’s film Proud. Before the role of Iron Man took his fame to unprecedented heights, the actor was already a favorite of the critics. 

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He received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his portrayal of Charlie Chaplin in the 1992 movie Chaplin. Some of the several movies he has been a part of besides the Iron Man franchise are Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Gothika, Tropic Thunder, Sherlock Holmes.

The actor is a winner at the box office. 6 of his movies have grossed over $500 million at the box office. These days, the man regularly makes appearances in the Forbes list as the highest paid Hollywood star. 

Robert Downey Jr will perhaps be most remembered for his role as Tony Stark in the Iron Man series. Iron Man 3 alone has brought in a revenue of $1.2 Billion in 2013 making it the highest grossing movie of the year. In total, his movies have brought in more than $5.7 Billion, a feat that is not easily achieved for an actor who was down and out only a decade ago.

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Robert Downey Jr made a comeback from drug addiction to super stardom

Robert was born to Robert Downey Sr and Elsie. Both of his parents were in the entertainment industry; it’s no surprise where he gets inspiration from.  He is known to be of Lithuanian, Irish, Canadian, Scottish, German and Swiss descent.

He is the younger of 2 children and often wanted to enlist himself in the Army. The actor wasn’t brought up in ideal surroundings; he was allowed by his father to smoke marijuana aged 6. 

Robert Downey Jr has often been labeled the heartthrob of Hollywood and he has done justice to the name. He has been in relationships with the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker, Deborah Falconer and Susan Levin. Downey married for the first time in the early 90s.

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His wife Deborah Falconer gave birth to son, Indio Falconer Downey on September 7, 1993. After getting sick and tired of Downey’s repeated drug abuse, Deborah sought for greener pastures and left along with their son. The divorce was finally finalized in 2004.

He is currently married to Susan Levin and the couple shares a son together; Exton Elias Downey cried for the first time in February 7, 2012. 

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