Robert Downey Jr. is an American actor and producer famous for his portrayal of Marvel charachter Iron Man, today we look at his net worth and lifestyle.
ROBERT DOWNEY JR NET WORTH – $240,000,000
|NAME: Robert John Downey Jr|
|BIRTHDAY: 4 April 1965|
|COUNTRY OF BIRTH: United States|
|SOURCE OF WEALTH: Acting|
|PLACE OF RESIDENCE: Malibu|
Born in Manhattan, New York City Robert Downey Jr grew up in Greenwich Village and has described himself as being surrounded by drugs from an early age.
Downey was allowed to use marijuana at age six and later stated that drug use became an emotional bond between him and his father.
Having several minor roles in some of his fathers films, Downey made his acting debut at the age of just five years old playing a sick puppy in the absurdist comedy Pound.
He went on to star in the surrealist Western Greaser’s Palace and by the age of 10 was living in England and studying classical ballet.
He attended the Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center in upstate New York as a teenager and moved to California with his father after his parents divorce in 1978.
He dropped out of Santa Monica High School in 1982 and moved back to new York City to pursue a full time acting career.
He was room-mates with Kiefer Sutherland when he first moved to Hollywood to pursue his career in acting and both stared in the 1988 drama 1969.
Robert Downey Jr owns a massive home located in the super rich area of Malibu and has converted his home into a zoo complete with goats, alpacas and cows.
Downey dropped $13.4 million dollars on the 7-acre compound in 2009 and built his dream home and zoo on the complex.
The animal kingdom has goats and alpacas grazing in his garden and his spacious compound consists of two main properties that he live sin with his family and numerous pets.
The futuristic home has access to its own Tennis Court, huge pool with sun loungers, table tennis courts and numerous bedrooms and bathrooms.
Between 1996 through to 2001, Robert Downey Jr had many run-ins with the law and was arrested on a numbe rof drug offences over those years.
He began his career comeback in 2002 and appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show in November 2004 to discuss his upcoming plans after several post-rehab successes.
Downey returned to mainstream films in the mid-2000s with Gothika and his return to the big screen was helped by his close friend Mel Gibson.
After starring in a number of self-indepentent films he released his debut musical album, The Futurist, on Sony Classical in September 2004.
Up until 2007, Downey had not appeared in a blockbuster film and that changed with his casting in Iron Man, a role that would catapult him into world fame and stardom beyond his dreams.
He later went on to film two more Iron Man films and starred in The Avengers Series and also starred in Tropic Thunder alongside Ben Stiller and Jack Black.
Downey hosted The Age of A.I., a YouTube documentary series released in 2019 and after filming wrapped on the avengers series, he worked on films such as Dolittle under his own production company Team Downey which he runs with his wife Susan.
Robert Downey Jr has dated a number of high profile celebrities over the years including Sarah Jessica Parker whom he met on the set of Firstborn.
He married actress and singer Deborah Falconer on May 29, 1992, after a 42-day courtship and they had had a son, Indio Falconer Downey who was born in September 1993.
Downey met producer Susan Levin in 2003 and she twice turned down his advances, however they continued the relationship and married in August 2005 at a Jewish Ceremony in New York.
They have a son, Exton Elias, who was born in February 2012 and a daughter, Avri Roel, was born in November 2014.
Robert Downey Jr has many friends in the world of Hollywood and a large amount of these come from his work in the Avengers series including Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and Paul Rudd.
He was close friends with Chadwick Boseman who played Black panther in the series and passed away from Cancer in 2020.
Some of his closest friends include Mel Gibson and his martial arts trainer Eric Oram.
Robert Downey Jr is a passionate Yoga fan and has completed the 12-step recovery program for his addiction troubles.
He is well versed in the practice of Wing Chun kung fu, a martial art he learned from his good friend and martial arts film expert Eric Oram.
He is a self described Jewish Buddhist and he is reported to have consulted astrologers in the past.
Downey serves on the board of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition and has appeared in a commercial with other celebrities encouraging people to register to vote in the 2016 US election.
He became Vegan in 2020 and described his carbon footprint as collossal with much improvement needed in his daily lifestyle.
Downey previously announced his opening of The Footprint Coalition, an organization he launched to reduce carbon footprints around the world using advanced technology.