Amber Heard net worth
Amber Heard net worth is $6 million. As we know, she is an American actress and model. Amber Heard is well-known for her roles in films such as “Aquaman,” “The Rum Diary,” “Never Back Down,” and “Drive Angry.” Heard has also participated in a number of television shows and is well-known for her activism, particularly in the area of LGBTQ rights.
Amber has gained notoriety in recent years as a result of her relationship with her ex-husband, Johnny Depp. Despite their divorce in 2016, Heard and Depp would spend the next several years fighting in court and in the media.
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Depp launched a $50 million defamation action against Heard in Virginia in 2019 in connection with an Op-ed she wrote for the Washington Post the previous year. Following that, Heard launched a $100 million counter-defamation claim in response to statements made by a Depp attorney. More on these slander lawsuits follows later in this story.
$10 Million Judgment
As you may be aware, in June 2022, a Virginia jury found Amber guilty of defaming Johnny Depp in connection with the Op-ed she authored in the Washington Post in 2018.
Johnny was initially granted $15 million by the jury, with $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive penalties. Punitive damages were swiftly reduced to $350,000 in order to comply with Virginia law, which limits punitive damages to that amount.
Amber was given $2 million by the same jury. Amber owes Johnny around $8.35 million in damages as a result of this settlement.
Amber’s net worth was estimated to be $2.5 million prior to the verdict. According to multiple accounts, Amber’s legal expenses up until the verdict were primarily paid by her homeowners insurance.
As of this writing, it is unclear whether her insurance would cover the entire extent of the damage. It’s also possible that the damages will be lowered if the case is appealed. If Amber’s insurance does not cover the losses, it is our understanding that she will struggle to pay for them.
Amber’s lawyer was questioned directly by Savannah Guthrie of “The Today Show” on the morning of June 2, 2022, the day following the verdict, if Amber could afford to pay the judgment. Amber’s attorney said, “Oh no. Absolutely not.”
Amber’s next move might be to file an appeal. However, before proceeding with an appeal, Amber may be forced to post a bond for the full $10.35 million judgement, which according to her own lawyer would not be possible with her own personal funds.
Another option if she can not afford the judgment and it is not covered by insurance, would be for Amber to file for bankruptcy. Though, due to a legal framework, it’s possible that a bankruptcy filing would not have any impact on the $10 million compensatory portion of the damages.
Salaries and Endorsement Income
According to testimony given during the Depp v. Heard mutual defamation lawsuits, Amber Heard earned $10 million in total pre-tax income from all sources (salaries, endorsements) between 2013 and 2019. Her highest-earning year in that period was 2019 when she made around $3 million.
Testimony also revealed that Amber had a 4-picture deal with Warner Brothers that paid her $450,000 for the first movie she appeared in for the studio. She then earned $1 million for her work in the first Aquaman. She was contractually guaranteed $2 million for the sequel and $3-4 million if there was ever a third Aquaman film.
Testimony revealed that Amber earned $200,000 per episode to star on the nine episode series “The Stand,” for a total payday of $1.8 million.
Testimony revealed that Amber had a $1.625 million two-year contract with L’Oreal that guaranteed the beauty company 20 days of Amber’s time.