Johnny Depp’s Net Worth in Real Estate Holdings
Johnny Depp has created a real estate empire with his earnings by playing iconic characters like Donnie Brasco and Edward Scissorhands, not to mention Captain Jack Sparrow.
From his penthouses in the Eastern Columbia building in downtown Los Angeles to his Hollywood Hills castle, this real estate was front and center during his contentious defamation case with ex-wife Amber Heard.
As one of Hollywood's biggest A-list actors, Johnny Depp's net worth is estimated to be about $150 million. He's used much of that wealth to invest in stunning properties around the world. See for yourself.
Depp Owned Five Penthouse Apartments in the Eastern Columbia Building in Los Angeles
Depp owned five condos in the Eastern Columbia Building, which were either one or two bedrooms each.
They totaled approximately 11,500 square feet, and building amenities included a rooftop pool.
Depp and Amber Heard Spent Most of Their Time Here
Depp and ex-wife Amber Heard lived in these properties more than any other during their marriage, which lasted from 2015 to 2017.
During the defamation trial, they have been discussed several times as both Depp and Heard tell their stories.
The Penthouses Have Come Up Frequently During the Trial
The 13-story Eastern Columbia Building in downtown Los Angeles was built in 1930 and was an office building for Eastern Columbia Apparel for several years before being converted into condos in 2004.
The Art Deco design by architect Claud Beelman is considered to be one of the best examples of the style still standing. It is a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument.
The Penthouses Were Connected by Doors
Depp never knocked down walls between the units, but added doors to connect three of them.
The other two served as an art studio and guest apartment.
Each of the Condos Reflected Depp's Love of Art
Depp purchased the penthouses over a period of a few years beginning in 2007.
After the divorce, the court allowed him to keep all his properties, while Heard walked with a few other assets, including $7 million, some cars and their pets.
Depp's Rock 'n' Roll Style Was Also Reflected Throughout the Condos
The star allows good friend Isaac Baruch — who he met as a teen and who worked for him at the Viper Room (a Hollywood club Depp owned in the 1990s) — to live in one of the condos.
Baruch has testified on Depp's behalf in the trial.
Some of the Penthouses Had Adjoining Balconies
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp's family and friends have also stayed at the Eastern Columbia Building at different intervals.
Heard’s sister, Whitney, lived in one of the penthouses for a while, as did other friends of the couple.
The Art Deco Theme Is Still Evident in Some Interiors
Heard had hoped to get the properties in the divorce, but by 2017, Depp had sold them all for about $10.9 million in total.
Depp's Humble Beginnings
Long before Johnny Depp became a household name and well before he acquired such a vast real estate portfolio, he grew up in a modest middle-class household.
The Owensboro, Kentucky, native was raised by his mother, Betty Sue, who worked as a waitress, and his father, who was an engineer.
They spent a few years in this small house in Owensboro house before eventually moving to Florida.
Depp's Private Island in the Bahamas
In 2004, Depp purchased Little Hall’s Pond Cay in the Bahamas for $3.6 million.
This 45-acre island paradise has six beaches, two of which are named after his children.
He and Amber Heard Were Married Here
Depp and Heard wed in a private ceremony in Los Angeles in February 2015.
They had a larger, formal wedding for friends and family on the Bahamas property just a few days later.
The Island Compound
The island features ranch-style property, smaller guest residences around the main home, a beach house and a bamboo yurt.
All were built by Depp, who still owns the property.
When Depp and Vanessa Paradis Split Up, He Bought Her a Home in the Hollywood Hills
Depp purchased the 5,800-square-foot Mediterranean home on Mulholland Drive in 2012.
It has five bedrooms, five bathrooms, as well as a pool and spa.
Johnny Depp Owns a Village in France
Depp bought a village in France in 2001, where he lived with his former companion Vanessa Paradis and their two children.
The abandoned, 19th-century village is located about 17 miles from Saint-Tropez.
The Village's Main Estate
This charming rural estate is 37 acres. Aside from the main home, there are six guest homes.
Depp Rebuilt the Village in His Own Unique Style
The main house features 15 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms. Depp spent more than $10 million restoring the buildings, many of which resemble local businesses.
The Bistro Is One of the Village's Main Dining Areas
The estate features its own private bistro. Depp named it Chez Marceline.
A Wine Cellar Conversion
Depp created an eclectic "wine cave" in the spirit of his "Pirates of the Caribbean" character, Jack Sparrow.
Poolside at the Villa
The village features not one but two pools. A gym and a skate park are also on the property.
Depp's Art Studio
Depp, who is a painter, created a quaint art studio on the property.
The Town Also Features a Chapel
The chapel now serves as a guest house. As of 2022, Depp is selling the village (chapel included) for $55 million.
The Property Has Been on the Market More than Once
Depp first put the village on the market in 2015 and again in 2016.
It's ranged in sale prices from $27 to $63 million, but he has, so far, been unable to sell it.
He Owns a Country Estate in England
Johnny Depp owns property in England. He purchased Somerset Mansion near Quantock Hills in Kingston St. Mary in 2013 for $2.5 million and spent an additional $5 million on its renovation.
The 150-year-old estate has 850 acres of land, 12 bedrooms and eight bathrooms.
Depp's Horse Farm in Kentucky
Back in his birthplace of Owensboro, Kentucky, Depp bought a 41-acre farm near Lexington for his mother, Betty Sue, in 1995.
He Bought the Farm Twice
Depp sold the Kentucky property in 2001, repurchased it in 2005 and had to sell it a second time in the wake of his divorce from Amber Heard.
This Estate Is Smaller Than Most of Depp's Properties
The main home on the farm is about 6,000 square feet. It is six bedrooms and seven baths.
It's still fairly large, but in comparison to his other property, it's more quaint.
The Home Reflected His Mother's Style
The house is called "Betty Sue’s Family Farm" in honor of Depp's mother. She lived in on the farm until her death in 2016.
Even the Kitchen Was Carpeted
The kitchen was renovated, along with the rest of the home, which includes a wet bar, family room and adjoining sun room.
Depp's Relationship With His Mother Was Strained at Times
In a recent court appearance, Depp described his relationship with his mother as strained from his childhood.
Nevertheless, He Took Care of Her for the Rest of Her Life
She lived in this home as well as in homes in Los Angeles.
Depp recently said of their relationship, "I made peace with Betty Sue because I understood where she came from, and I understood how difficult her childhood was. ... I forgave her for all that, as one would – should.
"It opened my eyes to the fact that — yes, try, in relationships, whether friendships, whether courtships, whether marriage. Try your best. If it’s not going to work, it’s not going to work."
Although It Has a Rural Vibe, It's Close to a Major City
The home also features a swimming pool and a four-car garage.
The farm is six miles away from the Lexington, Kentucky, beltway and is only 2 miles from the Keeneland Race Course.
Depp Sold the Farm at a Loss in 2020
Aside from the main house, the farm also has a guest house, three barns, 15 stalls and 10 paddocks.
Depp sold the farm at a loss in 2020 for just $1.35 million.
Deep Also Owned a Yacht
In 2008, Depp bought a yacht for $8 million. Its main purpose was to shuttle him and his guests back and forth to his island in the Bahamas.
The yacht has three decks and accommodates 10 people.
He Helped Design His Yacht Interiors
Depp wanted a vintage feel to the modern yacht, so he had designers craft 1930s-style rooms in velvet with a red and gold color palate.
A Very Famous Author Purchased the Yacht in 2015
Amid his divorce from Amber Heard, Depp sold the yacht to an American businessman, who resold it just a few months later.
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling purchased the yacht for $27 million in 2015. She sold it for $19.2 million in 2018, and today, its whereabouts are unknown.
Depp Once Owned The Viper Room, a Sunset Strip Club
Before Depp owned the Viper Room on the Sunset Strip, the club was known as The Central, and it made an appearance in the 1983 film "Valley Girl."
A decade later, Depp bought the club with a partner and renamed it the Viper Room. Throughout the 1990s, it was the celebrity hangout. Young stars like Jennifer Aniston, Jared Leto, Christina Applegate, Angelina Jolie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Affleck and Robert Downey Jr. partied there regularly. Some celebrities also took part in an underground poker ring in the basement.
The club is most well-known for tragedy. Depp's close friend River Phoenix died of a drug overdose just outside its doors in 1993.
Depp's Hollywood Hills Compound
Depp bought this eight-bedroom, 10-bathroom house in 1994, which was rumored to be the Bela Lugosi estate. However, it originally belonged to a woman named Hersee Moody Carson, who built it in 1922 after inheriting her wealth through her ex-husbands.
The Home Was Built to Look Like a Bavarian Castle
The three-story, 7,500-square-foot castle known as Mt. Kalmia, is 90 feet above Sunset Boulevard and could be seen from the street below, but has since been obscured by trees.
The home was built in 1932 by Hersee Carson, an eccentric woman from Louisiana who started her career as a schoolteacher and inherited a lot of money from her third and fourth husbands.
The original address of the home was 8311 Sunset Blvd. The address today is 1486 N. Sweetzer Ave.
It Was (and Still Is) Quite Opulent
The home includes several verandas, patios and balconies. At one time, it even had a conveyor belt down to Sunset Boulevard for deliveries.
Originally, the house had over 100 stained glass windows, a music room, a solarium, a library, a reading room, a drawing room, a nursery, and a billiards room.
There were also additional apartments for a maid and chauffeur.
Depp Made the Home Less Visible
When Depp moved in, he obscured the grounds from the street by planting bamboo around the property.
He also purchased the homes around it in the Sweetzer Avenue cul-de-sac, one of which he uses as a recording studio.
He still owns his Hollywood Hills properties.