RDJ, real name, Robert Downey jr is the son of writer, actor and producer, Robert Downey. But the Marvel Universe star, who is widely known for his part in Iron Man as Tony Stark, the superhero who was also a billionaire, has a net worth $170 million that does not come from daddy.
Robert, who started acting at the age of five, did not always have a perfect career. An early addiction to drugs ruined many of his years. Robert had gotten kicked off the Ally Mcbealshow, a TV drama which had been contributing to his net worth, and it was only in the last few years that most of his present 170 million dollars actually materialized.
Robert had begun acting at the age of five, usually in films by his father, who was a producer and writer. His mother, who did not write, was however, an actress. And so, young Robert grew up in a home of movie professionals. This may be the reason why he decided to join the movie industry it was the life he had grown up in, and the one that called to him the loudest. It is uncertain whether his later drug addiction was as a result of the same familial desire to be like his parents. This is because his father was also addicted to drugs.
Over his career, Robert Downey jr starred in a number of movies, some of the most popular being Pound which was his first movie and produced by his father and aired in 1970, Tropic Thunder, Kiss kiss Bang bang, Chaplin, Less than Zero and the massive box office blockbusterssuch as Sherlock Holmes, Avengers and Iron Man.
Born on the 4th of April, 1965, the New York born actor and son of Robert Downey sr and Elsie Ann Ford, smoked his first joint at the age of six. And it was given him by his dad. The drug use would later serve as a bond between father and son and the reason for several rehabilitation and prison terms in his later life.
He has two sons, one by his first wife called Indio Falconer Downey, who has also been arrested in a drug-related felony, and the other, Exton Elias Downey, by his wife Susan Downey who he married in 2005.
Robert Downey jr has since been sober of his addiction since 2003 and his last rehab spell, as he claims, and attributes it to his wife’s support along with meditation, exercise and Wing Chen kungfu. Robert Downey is also known by some of his friends including 24 star, Kiefer Sutherland and Mel Gibson.
Robert Tony Stark Downey and the Marvel’s Universe
Since the first Iron man movie and RDJ in a red suit of armor, the public fell in love with the character. Robert Downey brought a new character and life into the role and before long, Marvel was reconsidering its usual practice of not giving much to its actors. By the second Iron Man movie, RDJ was swimming in the millions and suddenly the on-screen character of Tony Stark the extravagant playboy with the billions of bucks, didn’t seem too hard a portrayal.
Between the release of the first Iron Man and Iron Man 3, RDJ had raked in a total of 150 million dollars. From June 2013 – 2014, relying only on the proceeds of Iron Man 3, the actor made a whopping 75 million dollars! Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows had netted him 15 million dollars previously, along with Due date with 12 million dollars.
Robert Downey jr’s Tony Stark character is decidedly one of the most important in the ongoing Marvel movie franchise, a fact which has allowed RDJ to negotiate favorably for increases in his earning, and consequently his net worth. In 2014, RDJ reportedly argued with the management for Avengers: Age of Ultron for the increases in not only his earnings, but that of his colleagues as well. He declined to reprise the role if his colleagues were not paid as much as he was!
Robert Downey jr whose sources of income not only include his movies, but also his production company which he co-owns with his wife, Team Downey, his agency, Creative Artists Agency, an endorsement deal with Nissan etc.
His Assets include:
A 13.4 million-dollar mansion in Malibu, California which has 6 bedrooms and bathrooms, horse stalls, a terrace, vaulted ceilings and an indoors gym.
“The Tony Stark Car” which is an Acura NSX Roadster that was initially made for his role as Tony Stark in the Iron Man movies, which just tells you some of the perks of a superstar!
A Bentley Continental: Aquamarine blue, this $190,000 car is RDJ’s shopping cart. He uses this for shopping and basically moving around his Malibu neighborhood.
Audi A7. At $120,000 this car is chock-full of super interior gadgets and lots of cool tech that makes it not just a comfortable ride, but a car befitting the Iron Man.
Robert Downey Jr.’s body statistics
Height: 5 ft. 8½ in or 174 cm
Weight: 78 kg or 172 pounds
Hair color: Dark brown
Eye color: Dark brown
Nationality: U.S. A