Robert Downey Jr. net worth is $190 million
Quick facts about Robert Downey Jr.
Date of birth: April 4, 1965
Place of birth: Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Occupation: actor, producer, singer, comedian
Robert Downey Jr., born Robert John Downey, Jr., on April 4, 1965, is one of the most extraordinary talents of his time or any before. Taking on roles that no one else could ever pull off, he is one of the most revered actors on the silver screen. Not just an actor, he can add producer and singer to his already brimming resume. Starting in films young, he made his debut at the early age of five, alongside his famous father Robert Downey, Sr. in the movie Pound. The string of films he appeared in span more than four decades. America has watched him grow up on the big screen. Sharing in his tragedy, his personal life has been marred by drug use and legal problems. Through it all, he continues to amaze his fans, making us all laugh and cry, sometimes all at the same time.
The son of an actor and actress, his path was determined early on. His childhood was anything but stable. Having a father who had a drug problem, drugs were not only accessible, they were all that he knew. Admitting to using marijuana at the young age of only six, Downey has confessed that it was his way of making a connection to his distracted father. That led Downey down a path to a lifelong struggle with drugs and alcohol himself.
In his younger years, most of his roles stemmed from his father placing him in films. Starting out in the theater, doing many off-Broadway films, he scored a coveted role on Saturday Night Live. It could have been his big break, but unfortunately, it was a bad season for the show, and his talents personally came under scrutiny. From there he did a series of teen films and become associated with the brat pack. His big break was his performance in Less Than Zero. A movie based on a teenage drug user, his acting was so superb that he got critical acclaim, and soon people were giving him a second look.
The only thing that outshines this star on the screen is his off-screen troubles. In and out of rehabilitation and prison, his fans watch as he sobers and fails, almost like a cycle. After a long list of legal troubles, he was sentenced to almost a year in the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility, in the State Prison. Hitting a new low, Downey had finally hit rock bottom. Upon his release in the mid-90s, his big comeback was as a character on the hit sitcom Ally McBeal.
Branching out from his acting career, he opened his own production company, alongside his wife, Susan. Calling themselves Team Downey, it gave him new purpose and allowed him to show his production talents. Downey also has a singing career, making his appearance as a singer on many soundtracks of movies that he has starred in. Downey is reportedly worth over $190 million. A troubled life, this amazing talent is something to behold on stage. A range that not many actors have, he is excellent in everything he does. Being sober at the moment, his fans all hope that he can maintain it.