Amber Heard is a well-known American actress who has been in popular movies such as Aquaman (2018) and The Rum Diary (2011). Amber Heard has been romantically involved with many big names in the Hollywood film industry, such as ex-husband Johnny Depp and boyfriend James Franco. These relationships have caused her to be in the spotlight most recently.
Since the Heard vs. Depp court case’s verdict has been announced, people have been wondering what Amber Heard’s net worth is. Before we get to that, here is some basic info about her life.
Where Is Amber Heard From?
Amber Heard was born in Austin, Texas, in 1986. She grew up hunting, riding horses, fishing with her father, and participating in beauty pageants. She went to a Catholic school.
After the death of her friend in an accident and declaring herself as an atheist, Amber Heard dropped out of high school at the age of 17 to pursue a career in acting and modeling. She moved to Los Angeles and eventually got a diploma through a home study course.
How Tall Is Amber Heard?
Several websites have listed Amber Heard’s height as 5’8 or 173 cm, while others have listed 5’7 or 170 cm. So, her height can be estimated to be around 5’7 to 5’8, or 170 cm to 173 cm.
Amber Heard debuted in the 2003 music videos “There Goes My Life” and “I Wasn’t Prepared.” She appeared in her first series, Jack & Bobby, in 2004, followed by The Mountain in 2004 and The O.C. in 2005. Her film debut was in Friday Night Lights in 2004.
So, how did Amber Heard become famous? Amber Heard began to get mainstream recognition in 2008 by playing supporting roles in Pineapple Express and Never Back Down. Both were huge box office success
After the box office hit of Zombieland in 2009, both Amber Heard’s movies with Nicholas Cage, Drive Angry, and Johnny Depp’s The Rum Driver, flopped at the block office in 2011, along with her movie Syrup.
2015 was a fairly successful year due to her appearance in box office hits like Magic Mike XXL with Channing Tatum, The Adderall Diaries with James Franco, and series’ such as One More Time.
Amber Heard Controversy
Amber Heard was sued for $10 million for not completing performance and promotional obligations for her film London Fields.
She countersued the producers, and in 2018 a settlement was eventually made, and the film was released.
In 2017, Amber Heard was cast as Queen Mera in the DC universe and appeared in several movies like Justice League and Aquaman.
Amber Heard came out and started dating photographer Tasya van Ree in 2010. Despite being together for four years, the couple split up in 2012.
After dating for three years, Amber Heard married Johnny Depp in 2015, but filed for divorce and a restraining order against Johnny Depp in 2016.
Quickly after divorcing Johnny Depp, Amber Heard started dating billionaire Elon Musk. But the couple again split up after dating for a year in 2017.
Three months after splitting up with Elon Musk, Amber Heard began dating Vito Schnabel, followed by Andy Muschietti. They also split up after less than a year.
After that, Amber Heard started dating Bianca Butti in 2020, but they split up in December 2021.
So who is Amber Heard with now? That is a question that remains to be answered.
Divorce with Johnny Depp
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp got married in 2015. Amber filed for divorce and a restraining order against Johnny Depp after accusing him of domestic abuse not long after
After testifying against Johnny Depp and providing evidence in court, Amber Heard received a $7 million settlement. She promised to give it all to charity, especially to the ACLU and the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
When in January 2021, Johnny Depp’s lawyers reached out to both ACLU and the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, they found that Amber Heard had not donated the pledged money to any of them.
Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles had only received $100,000. Moreover, the ACLU refused to release the numbers, and did when they had to testify in court in April 2022 that Amber Heard had only donated $1.3 million instead of the promised $3.5 million.
It was revealed that Amber Heard was going to donate the sum throughout the decade and from the $1.3 million received, only $350,000 belonged to Amber Heard. $100,000 came from Johnny Depp, and $500,000 from Amber Heard’s boyfriend at that time, Elon Musk.
Amber Heard had to testify that she could not pay the remainder of her pledge as she was having financial issues, and the case had caused her $6 million in fees. She also had to testify that the Donation done by Elon Musk did not count towards her promised $3.5 million.
Amber Heard v Johnny Depp Defamation Case
The publishers of the News Group newspaper, The Sun, had referred to Johnny Depp as a “wife beater.” This ultimately led to Johnny Depp filing a defamation lawsuit against them in 2018, which led to the judge giving the verdict in favor of Amber Heard.
In 2019, Johnny Depp sued Amber Heard in the courts of Virginia, a $50 million defamation lawsuit against the op-ed written by Amber Heard for the Washington Post.
Amber Heard hadn’t mentioned Johnny Depp by name, but he still felt that he was being blamed due to her harsh statements. He even claimed to be the one who got abused by labeling Amber Heard as the abuser.
Why did Amber Heard sue Johnny Depp? After Amber’s continuous attempts to dismiss the case were rejected, Johnny Depp was counter-sued by Amber Heard for $100 million in August 2020.
Amber Heard’s Earning from 2013-2019
As part of the trial, Heard had to show how much money she made from 2013-2019.
A testimony was given in the Johnny Depp v Amber Heard lawsuit which claimed that Amber Heard earned $10 million between 2013-2019, pre-tax, in the form of salaries and endorsements. 2019 was her highest-paid year.
Per her contract with Warner bros, she was paid $450,000 for her appearance in her first movie as Queen Mera. She then earned about $1 million by reprising her role as Queen Mera in Aquaman.
Aside from that, she was also promised $2 million for the Aquaman sequel and about $3-4 million in case of a third movie.
According to the testimony, she also received $200,000 for a single episode of The Stand. The nine-episode series ended up earning her $1.8 million in total.
She had also signed a two years contract with L’Oréal for $1.65 million in return for 20 days of Amber Heard’s time.
Final Verdict of the Defamation Case
The final verdict of the jury was announced on June 1, 2022 and the long awaited question of “Who won the Amber Heard trial” was finally answered. Amber Heard had been found guilty of the charges against her by Johnny Depp.
The jury had announced that Amber Heard must pay $15 million to Johnny Depp without questioning if Amber Heard’s Net worth allowed her to do so. As stated earlier, $5 million was in punitive charges, which were later decreased to $350,000 because of Virginia’s punitive law cap, and $10 million was in compensatory charges.
The jury had also awarded Amber Heard $2 million as partial liabilities. So, as a result, Amber Heard’s net worth was pushed from $2.5 million down to -$6 million.
Fortunately, all of Amber Heard’s legal costs were covered by her Homeowners insurance, according to Eric Gardner from Puck News, which was certainly in millions of dollars.
Filing for Spousal Support
The filings made in court in the 2022 defamation lawsuit revealed that when Amber Heard filed for spousal support in 2016, her lawyers had suggested to “keep this matter out of the spotlight” in return for a Range Rover and accounting and legal expenses of $125,000.
Amber Heard also demanded $50,000 monthly to cover her various expenses. This included $10,000 for not only rent but also $2,000 for food and $10,000 to cover her pet supplies and the legal fees she had to pay.
This was done because Amber Heard’s net worth was said to be fairly low. Documents shown in court had revealed her income to be $250,000, and she had claimed to have spent almost $210,000 at this point.
This left her $40,000 in income for the year. She also submitted documents in court proving her life savings to be around $25,000.
Eventually, when Amber Heard saw the odds against her, she had to withdraw her request for spousal support.
Amber Heard also bought a house in Yucca Valley in California near the Joshua Tree in 2019 for $570,000. And when Amber Heard’s house was sold in July 2022, she received $1.05 million as its price.
Amber Heard’s Net Worth
The net worth of Amber Heard is tricky to figure out due to the Johnny Depp lawsuit. Let’s try to crunch the numbers.
As mentioned, Johnny Depp filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard in the courts of Virginia. This was followed by a $100 million counter-lawsuit filed by Amber Heard against the statement made by Johnny Depp’s attorney.
According to the state in Celebrity Networth, Amber Heard’s net worth was estimated to be around $2.5 million.
This was, however, calculated before the jury in Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s Defamation lawsuit had announced their final verdict.
After the jury had awarded Johnny Depp compensative charges of $10 million and punitive charges of $5 million, which were later reduced to $350,000 because of Virginia’s punitive cap, and Amber Heard received $2 million, Amber Heard’s net worth is now as low as -$6 million.