Robert Downey Jr Net worth, Family, Career & More | 2020 Update About Iron Man


Robert Downey Jr. is an American film actor and producer. He is one of the finest actors who carry one of the most renowned names in the Hollywood industry as well as other film industries. Whenever one talks about action-filled cinema, Robert Downey Jr. is a must mention. With great acting skills also comes great responsibility and Mr. Downey has retained it all and has earned tremendous respect for himself in the film industry. His business skills have also helped him earn a vast amount of net worth.

Robert Downey Jr. Net worth is estimated to be 223 million US Dollars. It amounts to approximately 1448 crores in Indian currency. Robert Downey Jr. Net worth has seen a hike of 95% over the past few years.  

He is known to be charitable, since apart from acting, a large and significant amount of Robert Downey Jr. net worth is donated to various charitable organizations such as ‘Orca network’, ‘Cahonas Scotland’, ‘Cancer Research Institute’, ‘Clothes Off Our Black’, ‘March Of Dimes’ etc.

From 2013 to 2015, he was listed by Forbes as Hollywood’s highest-paid actor. Let’s have a look at Mr. Robert Downey Jr. net worth and his past earnings:

2008Iron Man$5,00,000 USD
2009Sherlock HolmesRichard IIIDanger Zone$9 Million USD$50,000 USD$5,00,000 USD
2010Iron Man 2$10 Million USD
2010Due date$12 Million USD
2011Sherlock Holmes: A game of shadows$15 Million USD
2012The Avengers$50 Million USD
2013Iron Man 3$75 Million USD
2015Avengers: Age of Ultron$40 Million USD
2016Captain America: Civil War$40 Million USD
2017Spider-man: Homecoming$15 Million USD
2018Avengers Infinity War$40 Million USD
2019Avengers End Game$40- $75 Million USD

Robert Downey Jr net worth boomed and he made hefty dollars from 9 Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films which grossed over $14.4 Billion USD worldwide.  Robert Downey’s major win came with Iron Man wherein in 2005; he landed the role of a lifetime as ‘Tony Stark’, the man behind the Iron Man suit. Iron Man 2 grossed over $623 million USD worldwide and became the 7th highest-grossing film of that year.

Let us have a glimpse on Robert Downey Jr. and his life:

Robert Downey Jr., a New York-born actor, producer and singer, who made a major comeback with a blockbuster film in the movie ‘Iron Man (2008)’, starring as superhero ‘ Tony Stark’. He overcame a reputation as being one of Hollywood’s undisciplined bad boys. Iron Man was a huge success and without a doubt, Robert Downey Jr. its biggest singular star and its originator.

He reprised the role of ‘Tony Stark’ in Iron Man 2 (2010) and in Iron Man 3 (2013). The Avengers franchise ended up making him almost as wealthy as his on-screen alter ego, aka ‘Tony Stark’.

Early Life:

Robert Downey Jr. was born on April 4th, 1965 in Manhattan, New York.  His father, Robert Downey Sr. was an actor, writer, and a. avant-garde filmmaker while his mother Elsie Ann was an actress who starred in Downey’s Sr. films.

He started acting at the age of 5 and made his debut appearance in ‘Pound’ produced by his father and was later on given several minor roles in his father’s movies. He was raised in Greenwich Village with his elder sister, Allison.

When he was just 13 years old, his parents got divorced and he moved with his father to Los Angeles. At the age of 16, he dropped high school and went on to live with his mother in New York.

Downey’s father was a drug addict, who introduced Downey to marijuana at the age of six. Eventually, later in his 20’s, he became an addict and started having issues with his substance abuse. He has been arrested several times and also been in prison once for his addiction to drugs.


Booming acting career leading to Robert Downey Jr net worth:

Downey made his acting debut when he was only 5 years old, in the film ‘Pound’ where he played the role of a sick puppy.

In 1983, he first appeared in a film called ‘Baby, It’s You’.

He received a dramatic acting breakthrough when subsequently acted in teen films called ‘Turf Turf’, where he played a sidekick, and in ‘Weird Science’ (1985) where he played a bully.

Downey’s performance in ‘Less than Zero’ (1987) attained him a major breakthrough. He was widely praised for playing the role of a rich boy with a drug addiction, whose life rapidly spirals out of control.  He also played a charming womanizer in ‘The Pick-up Artist’ (1987), which was his first lead role in a feature film.

Downey starred as Charlie Chaplin in ‘Chaplin’ (1992), for which he won a BAFTA award and was nominated as the ‘Best Actor’ at the Academy Awards 65th ceremony.

Robert Downey Jr. was arrested several times for the consumption of drugs including heroin, marijuana, and cocaine. He also went to therapy for drug addiction but in vain and underwent relapses. In April 1996, he was arrested for the possession of illegal drugs and an unloaded ‘357 Magnum handgun’.

On 18th Dec 2000, Downey’s stepmother Rosemary told People magazine that Downey had been diagnosed with ‘bipolar disorder’ a few years ago, because of which Downey had a hard time staying sober.

In 2008, Downey played the role of a comic superhero ‘Iron Man’. Each film belonging to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) crossed over $500 Million USD worldwide. The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War, Iron Man 3, Captain America: Civil war, have earned over $1Billion USD combined.


In 2009, Downey’s role in Sherlock Holmes led him to receive his 2nd Golden Globe award.

In 2020, Downey played the title character, Dr. Dolittle in an upcoming live-action comedy called, ‘The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle’. The film is an adaptation of the classic story of a physician who discovers he can communicate with the animals, which leads him to a great many adventures. 

Music career leading to Robert Downey Jr. net worth:

After several years of substance abuse, arrests, therapy and relapses, Robert Downey Jr. was ready to work towards a full recovery from drugs.  Downey got his first rehabilitation acting job in 2001 August, to lip-sync in the video for Elton John’s, ‘I Want Love’.

His music career emerged when he sang for various soundtracks for his films, including ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang’, ‘Too Much Sun’, ‘Two Girls and a Guy’, ‘The Singing Detective’ and ‘Friends and Lovers’.

He was ranked 3rd on the Forbes list with respect to the highest-paid rapper ($81 Million USD), which was responsible for increasing Robert Downing Jr net worth. He even performed live in Jimmy Fallon’s ‘The Tonight Show’.


Robert Downey Jr. net worth soared, on account of his endorsements and promotion campaigns. He has promoted brands and companies like Apple, HTC, Team Downey, Kraft Foods, One Plus, Nissan, The Judge, Audi R8, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, XFINITY, Broncho, and many more.

With an endorsement deal with HTC, Downey pocketed around $12 Million USD.

Business venture:

Downey Jr established their own production company ‘Team Downey’ in partnership with his wife, Susan, on June 14, 2010. Under the production company, RDJ has produced movies and TV shows including The Judge, A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, A.I., and few others. Robert Downey Jr net worth increased, and he pocketed hefty dollars.

Their future projects are A Head Full of Ghosts, Constance, Perry Mason, Sweet Tooth, and many others.

Upcoming Projects

Robert Downey Jr net worth is all set to boost with a variety of new cinema and live shows.

He is to appear in a comedy-drama film called ‘All-Star Weekend’. The film is directed by Jamie Foxx and is based on the famous LeBron James- Steph Curry duel.

Later, mid-year, Downey will be once more seen in an action-adventure film from Marvel, called ‘Black Widow’. This movie will cover the backstory of the Black widow’s past and her actions. Downey is likely to replay his characters like Iron Man or Tony Stark in the movie. It is said to release on May 1, 2020.

Jude Law and Downey will once again team up for their iconic detective franchise ‘Sherlock Holmes’.  Downey will redo the role of the detective legend Sherlock. It is affirmed to be released next year in 2021 on December 22nd.

This year, Team Downey will be producing a drama TV movie called “Constance’. The lead role, played by Elizabeth Shue, will be based on former beauty queen and small-town bureaucrat, ‘Constance Young’.  The movie is about a woman battling with her fate after her life is upturned due to her husband’s mysterious death.

Team Downey is said to produce a series called ‘Sweet Tooth’, which is based on the comic book of the same name. The series follows the life of a young boy, Gus, and a deer hybrid, who leave their home to unearth the secret behind an unusual phenomenon that disrupted the world.

Personal Life Of Our Favorite Iron Man

Downey met actress Sarah Jessica Parker on the set of ‘Firstborn’, when they started dating. Eventually, they separated due to his drug addiction

He then married Deborah Falconer, an actress, and singer, on May 29, 1992. In September 1993, their son Indio Falconer Downey was born.  Downey’s repeated trips to rehab and jail overstrained their marriage and led to the divorce on April 26, 2004. Falconer left Downey and took their son with her.

In 2003, on the sets of ‘Gothika’, Downey met producer Susan Levin. Susan was an Executive Vice President of Production at Joel Silver‘s film company. The two started dating and the relationship continued after production wrapped on Gothika. Robert Downey proposed to Susan on the night before her 30th birthday. In August 2005, at Amagansett, New York, the couple were married in a Jewish ceremony. In February 2012, their son, Exton Elias was born. Later, in November 2014, they had a daughter named Avri Roel.

Assets and expenditure of Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man) net worth:

Downey Jr.’s properties: Robert Downey Jr.’s property portfolio is likely to be worth $40-50 Million USD.  His home In Santa Monica which he owned since 2012 is worth $4Million USD. He bought a 7-acre estate in 2009, in Malibu, California, for approximately $13.4 Million USD. The estate features equestrian facilities and has a sanctuary complete with special areas for cows, goats, and alpacas. Downey’s house in Los Angeles costs around $2.5Million USD.

In 2017, Downey bought a 3384 sq.ft. mansion in Malibu, which cost him approximately $3.8Million USD. The mid-century modern house features three bedrooms, a pool, a hot tub, a fire pit, an entertainment area, and a mini-golf area. Perched on a sunny cliff, the home provides a stunning view of the Malibu lagoon.

His other real estate properties also include a Manhattan Beach house purchased for $2.5Million USD and a ranch-style two-story house bought in the Pacific Palisades in California.

Downey Jr.’s cars: A massive amount of Robert Downey Jr net worth is spent on his passion for luxury cars. His collection includes a Porche, a Corvette, a Ford F150, a Bentley, a Volvo Woody, a 1970 Boss 302 Mustang, a 1970 Mercedes-Benz Pagoda, Audi A8 and A7, a Mercedes-Benz wagon, NSX Roadster, and a 2011 VW GTI.

His single jet, Dassault Falcon 900 costs approximately $44.8 Million USD per which is worth more than his whole car collection.

Note-worthy Awards:

  • Bafta Awards (Chaplin, Best actor in a leading role, 1992)
  • Golden Globe Awards (Shorts cuts, Best cast, 1994)
  • Golden Globe Awards (Sherlock Holmes, Best actor, 2010)
  • Kids Choice Awards (Iron man 3, Favourite male butt-kicker, 2014)
  • MTV Awards (The Avengers, Best fight, 2013)

He has also received 107 nominations for his spectacular performances in the industry. He has won 38 awards including Golden Globe, People’s Choice, Man of the Year and many others.