Robert Downey Jr Net Worth: Income, Career, Biography

Here comes our superhero who doesn’t need any introduction. Yes, we are talking about the one and only Mr. Robert Downey Jr. aka The Iron Man. There is no doubt that he is one of the most popular Hollywood actors around the globe. Robert Downey Jr Net Worth is $300 Million.

Robert Downey Jr is an American, actor, and producer. His career is a roller-coaster ride including many ups and downs. As we all know today, he is one of the most respected and popular actors in the whole world. His success comes from a past that consists of substance abuse and legal trouble.

MR. Downey rose from all the negativity to stardom which is envied by all the actors around the world. Let’s discuss his Early Life, Career, net worth, personal life, and much more.

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Robert Downey Jr Net Worth

The net worth of Robert Downey Jr is calculated to be around $300 Million. He is one of the richest actors across the globe and one of the richest superheroes from the Marvel cinematic universe. Most of his net worth is contributed from the movies, especially from Marvel.

Robert Downey Jr Salary

His starting salary for the first Iron Man franchise was around $500,000. It is reported that in the period 2016-17, Robert earned around $50 million making him one of the highest-paid actors in the world. In the next year, he earned around $65 Million.

Robert Downey jr credits: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Apart from Marvel, Robert has earned a good amount for some of his movies including Due Date for which he was reportedly paid $12 Million. From the Avengers alone he has made between $40 Million to $75 Million including the salary and profit percentages.

Robert Downey Jr. Marvel Earnings

Iron Man 1$500 Thousand
Iron Man 2$10 Million
Iron Man 3$75 Million
The Avengers$50 Million
Avengers: Age of Ultron$40 Million
Captain America: Civil War$40 Million
Spider Man Home Coming$15 Million
Avengers: Infinity War$40 Million
Avengers: End game$75 Million
Robert Downey Jr. Marvel Earnings

Early Life

Robert was born on April 4, 1965, in, Manhattan, New York. His father Robert Downey Sr. was also a filmmaker and actor. Robert’s mother Elsie Ann was an actress who appeared in his dad’s films. Downey also has a sister Allyson. He has a mixed ethnicity from his mother and father which includes Lithuanian, German, and Scottish ancestry.

Robert Downey Jr father
Robert Downey Jr & Father

Robert’s childhood was not that great since his father was a drug addict. His father gave him marijuana when he was just 6 years old. He later said that drug usage became an emotional bond with his father who only knows to love Downey in the way he can that is by giving drugs. Eventually, this became a habit and Robert became an addict.


Downey started his career with theater roles. His first lead role was in the film Pick-Up Artist which was released in the year 1987. in 1987 he played a drug-addicted boy in the movie Less Than Zero in which his performance was noted among critics. This performance led him to play in some of the big movies like Chance Are, Air America, and Soapdish.

Robert Downey Jr as Charlie Chaplin
Robert Downey Jr as Charlie Chaplin

In 1992 he played the role of Charlie Chaplin in the movie Chaplin for which he has worked extensively. His work found its way to the nomination of Best Actor in the Academy Awards the same year. From 1996 to 2001, he was arrested for some drug-related cases, and these years marked a setback in his career.

After five years in 2001, Downey came back to the movies after his full recovery from the drugs. His first act after rehabilitation was in the music video I Want Love by Elton John. After that Downey was seen in some supporting roles in some of the films.

Robert Downey Jr net worth
Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man

His first blockbusters came out in the year 2008 with the movies Iron Man and Tropic Thunder. After that, he was seen in Sherlock Homes which set multiple records in the year 2009. In 2010, Downey returned to Iron Man 2. After that, he was seen in multiple Marvel movies including Avengers, Spiderman, and Captain America.

His Upcoming projects are All-Star Weekend directed by Jamie Foxx and Oppenheimer by Christopher Nolan. It is also announced that Downey will play in the upcoming film Play Dirty.


Full NameRobert John Downey Jr.
Date of BirthApril 4, 1965
Home TownManhattan, New York
Height1.74 m
Marital Statusmarried
WifeSusan Downey
Robert Downey Jr Net Worth 2023$300 Million
Robert Downey Jr Net Worth & Biography

Personal Life

Downey was dating actress Sarah Jessica Parker in 1984 after they both did a film together. They got separated in the year 1991 due to his drug addiction. In 1992, Downey married singer and actress Deborah Falconer. They have a son together named Indio Falconer Downey. They both got divorced in 2004 due to his back-and-back arrests and rehab.

Robert Downey Jr  family
Robert Downey Jr with family

In 2003 Downey met the producer executive Susan Downey on the set of his film Gothika. Their relationship continued after the film and Downey proposed to her on the day before her 30th birthday. In 2005 the couple got married in a Jewish ceremony in New York. They have 2 children named Exton Alias and Avril Roel.

Now let us check out some of the most frequently asked questions about Mr. Robert Downey Jr.

Is Robert Downey Jr a billionaire?

No. His net worth is calculated to be $300 Million.

Who is RDJ’s wife?

Susan Downey.

How many kids does RDJ have?

Robert Downey Jr. has three kids namely Indio Falconer Downey, Exton Alias, and Avril Roel.

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