Amber Heard: Net worth in 2022 following Johnny Depp Trial

The American actress has been a firm fixture in news headlines over the past 12 months, following a highly published defamation court case with her ex-partner Johnny Depp. We take a look at Amber Heard’s current net worth 2022.

Who is Amber Heard?

Who is Amber Heard?
Who is Amber Heard?

Amber Heard is a 36-year-old American actress and model. She has appeared in over 30 films throughout the course of her 20-year career in show business, as well as numerous TV shows and music videos.

She has also had lucrative modelling and commercial deals, including with brands like L’Oreal and Guess perfume.

What is Amber Heard most famous for?

Born in Texas Amber Heard has been a high-profile actress for the past 19 years.

Her earliest roles included appearing in music videos – such as the music video for Kenny Chesney’s ‘There Goes My Life’ – and appearing in smaller roles on TV shows like The O.C., Criminal Minds, and Californication, as well as films like Friday Night Lights.

Amber Heard gained greater recognition in the latter part of the 2000s, after appearing in films like the comedy hit Pineapple Express, and drama films The Informers and The Joneses.

She then went on to gain international stardom when she joined the DC Cinematic Universe. Heard was cast as superhero Mera in Aquaman, where she starred alongside Jason Momoa. The role helped propel Amber Heard’s acting career and introduce her to new audiences.

What has Amber Heard done beyond acting? 

As well as her acting, Amber Heard is also a model and an ambassador for American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), with a focus on women’s rights.

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As part of her activism, she was a Human Rights Champion for the ‘Stand Up for Human Rights’ campaign. The campaign was run by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

What should I know about Amber Heard’s relationships and personal life? 

As well as her acting, modelling, and activism, Amber Heard has received much media and public attention because of issues related to her personal life.

Amber Heard married Johnny Depp in 2015, and the couple divorced in 2017, after which Heard briefly dated Elon Musk.

Heard’s relationship with Johnny Depp was considered turbulent, with both individuals accusing the other of abuse during their time together.

These accusations culminated in the Depp v. Heard defamation lawsuit, where Johnny Depp accused Amber Heard of defaming him with her statements about his alleged abuse.

A trial took place in 2022 and was highly publicised, with both Depp and Heard’s behaviours being put under the spotlight. As well as receiving unprecedented media attention, members of the public also took a strong interest in the case.

The result of the trial was that the jury ruled Heard had defamed Depp. Heard was ordered to pay her ex-husband $10 million total in damages.

How much is Amber Heard’s net worth?

How much is Amber Heard’s net worth?
How much is Amber Heard’s net worth?

Due to the fact that the Depp v. Heard trial was so highly publicised – and the fact that the amount Heard had to pay in damages was so steep – many have wondered about Amber Heard’s current net worth in 2022.

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And while celebrities keep their finances closely guarded, there are figures we can rely on to help tell us about Amber Heard’s net worth.

What we know:

  • We know that Heard earned approximately $10 million between 2013 and 2019. This came from various movie earnings, TV earnings, and other sources of income
  • It’s estimated that Amber Heard earned a whopping $3 million in 2019 alone, following on from her performances in Aquaman and Sully. Reports state that Amber Heard earned $1 million for the first Aquaman film
  • 2019 was also the year that Heard began filming for The Stand TV show, based on the book by Stephen King. It has been reported that Amber Heard earned as much as $200,000 per episode of this drama
  • As well as her filming career, Amber Heard also increased her net worth through modelling contracts and commercial deals. She previously had a two-year contract with l’Oreal, which was worth $1.625 million

So what all does this tell us about Amber Heard’s net worth now, in 2022?

Well, considering that Amber Heard was ordered by a jury to pay $10.35 million damages to Johnny Depp, it’s likely that her personal finances have taken a hit over the last few months.

The same jury awarded Amber Heard $2 million in damages during the same trial, so the result is that she owed a net total of $8.35 million to Johnny Depp.

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On the day after the Depp v. Heard verdict was delivered, Amber’s lawyer was asked on The Today Show if the Aquaman actress could afford to pay the damages. Heard’s lawyer replied, “Oh no. Absolutely not.”

But while we can’t know what her exact earnings are many reporters, websites and media outlets have added up her profits and losses to try to estimate how much of an effect this had on Amber Heard’s total net worth.

Numerous celebrity websites and blogs have estimated that Amber Heard’s net worth in early 2022 was anywhere between $3 million – $6 million.

However, this figure has been revised following the Depp v. Heard trial, with many now calculating that Amber Heard’s net worth is $ -6 million. 

Yep, that’s right. Amber Heard’s net worth is a shocking negative six million dollars, according to new reports.

Amber Heard’s Net Worth in 2023

So where does this leave the actress as we head into 2023?

Amber Heard is set to reprise her role as Mera in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, the latest film to be released as part of the DC Extended Universe.

As it stands, she has no further roles lined up, which may have a significant impact on her net worth in 2023.