How much is Amber Heard worth?
|Date of Birth:
|April 22, 1986 (age 36)
|United States of America
|5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)
About Amber Heard
Amber Heard is an American actress and model who rose to fame in 2008. She began acting while she was a teenager and her breakthrough came after the movies Never Back Down and Pineapple Express. Throughout her almost 20 years long career, Amber has been a part of tens of successful films including Zombieland, Machete Kills, 3 Days to Kill, Magic Mike XXL, and Aquaman.
She was born in Austin, Texas on April 22, 1986, to a construction company owner and an internet researcher. During her early years, Amber was interested in reading, and among some of her favorite authors at that time were Ayn Rand, George Orwell, and Ray Bradbury.
When she was a teenager, Amber became more interested in acting and modeling. Her first appearances as an actress were in music videos. She participated in Kevin Chesney’s There Goes My Life and then in Eisley’s I Was Not Prepared. In 2004, she landed a supporting role in her first television series Jack and Bobby, which aired on The WB. In a few months time, she was also asked to take part in other series – The O.C. and The Mountain. Also that year, she acted in her very first film – the drama Friday Night Light.
In the mid-2000s (specifically in 2005, 2006, 2007), she received roles in various television series Hidden Palms, Remember the Days, and Californication. During these years, she also starred in films such as Alpha Dog, All The Boys Love Mandy, Drop Dead Sexy, and Spin.
The young actress’ breakthrough came in 2008, which is when she rose to prominence. The movies that helped her gain popularity were Never Back Down and Pineapple Express, however, that year, she also starred in the drama The Informers. In Never Back Down, she played the role of Baja Miller, the love interest of the main character Jake Tyler, played by Sean Faros. Shortly after its debut, the film took over cinemas all over the world. The martial arts movie earned $41.6 million in the box office, from a budget of half that amount.
By this time Amber Heard is estimated to have had a net worth of $250 thousand dollars. She may have struggled somewhat as she did not want to be objectified or typecast in a role. “It’s my job in Hollywood to find roles where I get to be a character not a bathing suit,” Heard has said.
The other movie that helped Amber, Pineapple Express was just as successful. In the action-comedy, Heard played the role of one of the supporting characters – Angie Anderson. It was welcomed with positive reviews by the critics and since its release, it has developed a cult following. Thanks to the two movies, Amber received many more opportunities.
The actress’ career skyrocketed in the late 2010s, starting with 2015. That year, she took part in 4 movies – One More Time, The Adderall Diaries, Magic Mike XXL, and The Danish Girl. Although the first two weren’t as well-received as the last two, they still helped Amber receive attention from the media.
The Danish Girl was nominated for a few awards, including Academy, and BAFTA. Heard portrayed the character of Ulla Paulson, one of the leading characters, and her acting was highly praised by both the critics and media.
In 2018, Heard landed a role in what is her most popular and successful movie to date – Aquaman. In the superhero film, the actress played the role of Mera, a warrior and love interest to the protagonist Aquaman, played by Jason Momoa. The film eventually became one of the highest-grossing films of the year earning $1.148 billion in the box office. Thanks to her impressive acting skills and performance in the film, Amber received her first nominations for prestigious awards such as Teen Choice and Saturn.
Aside from her success as an actress, the charismatic star has been a successful model. Since her teen years, she has graced the covers on some popular magazines including Elle, Glamour, Malibu, GQ, Gracia, Marie Claire and many others.
Heard’s Total Net Worth
Some of Heard’s highest paying appearances have been in Aquaman, The Rum Diary, Zombieland, Never Back Down, Pineapple Express, among others. From her 50 acting appearances, as well as from her appearances as herself, including her modeling, it is estimated that she has had career earnings of $15 million dollars.
Of that amount, $1-3 million is expected to have been paid in business related costs. The remainder, $13 million, will have been taxed at around 47% as Heard has been residing in the state of California. After tax, it is estimated that her career earnings are at around $6.89 million dollars, having paid $6.11 million dollars in taxes. Her peak net worth may have been around $5 million.
In her personal life, Amber has likely spent $2-4 million dollars of her career earnings, including legal fees, but also probably possesses assets valued at around $500,000 (estimation), not including investment assets. In her investments, she may have earned investment returns of around $600,000.
Heard received a $7 million divorce settlement from Johnny Depp, she pledged that amount to charity however the donation has not been made. She was later sued by Depp in a defamation case and ordered by the court to pay $10 million in compensatory damages, plus $5 million in punitive damages. She was also awarded $2 million from Depp. Therefore, one could say that her net worth when deducting the court ordered amount, is around -$2 million.
Amber Heard rose to prominence quickly after her appearance in both action and comedy movies. Thanks to her performances in many movies of that genre, in the past few years, Amber has earned herself awards including a Scream and Hollywood Film Festival Awards. Besides her successful acting and modeling career, Amber is also known for being an enthusiastic activist. She’s praised for using her popularity and wealth to help others. Heard actively supports various causes such as domestic and sexual violence awareness, gender equality, LGBTQ, and human rights, as well as many others.