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What is Amber Heard's net worth? An update after the 'Depp v. Heard' court drama

What is Amber Heard's net worth? Pictured: Amber Heard photographed at the 'PUMA x Balmain created with Cara Delevingne LA Launch Event' on November 21, 2019 in Los Angeles, California

What is Amber Heard's net worth? The actress, who's featured in everything from superhero movies to the Magic Mike franchise, is back in the spotlight as the much-publicized defamation case between Heard and her ex-husband Johnny Depp is now the subject of a three-part Netflix docuseries, Depp v. Heard, out on Wednesday, August 17. 

The lawsuit, which was settled in December 2022, provided much tabloid fodder and has since left people wondering "where is Amber Heard now?" Even more so, folks have been curious about Heard's net worth, especially after that multi-million dollar payment following the court case. Here's everything to know about how the actress makes money. 

What is Amber Heard's net worth?

During the $50 million defamation suit against Amber Heard, testimony revealed specific details about the star's net worth. 

The actress reportedly earned $10 million in total pre-tax income between the years 2013 and 2019, from movie deals (including her appearances in the Aquaman franchise, which saw her taking home a cool $1 million paycheck for the first film and a contractual guarantee of $2 million for the upcoming sequel), TV gigs (she took home $200,000 per episode of the post-apocalyptic miniseries The Stand), beauty endorsements (she had a $1.625 million two-year contract with L'Oreal), etc. 

However, Heard's current estimated net worth is much lower than that multi-million-dollar figure, with Celebrity Net Worth setting her valuation at $500,000. 

Amber Heard movies: where have you seen her before?

Professionally acting for the past two decades, Amber Heard had her first leading role as the titular character in the 2006 horror film All the Boys Love Mandy Lane. In the years since, the Texas-born actress has featured in films like the 2008 stoner comedy Pineapple Express, the 2011 grindhouse flick Drive Angry, the 2015 biographical drama The Danish Girl and the 2015 stripper comedy Magic Mike XXL

She met her ex-husband Johnny Depp in October 2009 while filming The Rum Diary, an adaptation of the Hunter S. Thompson novel. 

As mentioned, Heard is also part of the DC Extended Universe, portraying the character of Mera, Queen of Atlantis, in Justice League (2017), Aquaman (2018), and the forthcoming Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (2023).

How much did Amber Heard have to pay Johnny Depp?

Following the Depp v. Heard case, Amber Heard was ordered to pay her husband a $1 million settlement, which was reportedly covered by her insurance company. 

In 2019, Johnny Depp filed a $50 million defamation suit against his ex-wife in response to an op-ed she wrote in The Washington Post the year prior. Heard retaliated with a $100 million counter-defamation suit. 

After six weeks of testimony, a Virginia jury ruled in June 2022 in favor of Depp, awarding the actor $10 million in compensatory damages, as well as $5 million in punitive damages to be paid by Heard, for a total of $15 million. (Those punitive damages were reduced to $350,000 by Judge Penney Azcarate in compliance with Virginia law.) The jury also ordered Depp to pay Heard $2 million in compensatory damages. 

However, in December 2022, following several appeals by both Heard and Depp, the actress announced on Instagram that she had agreed to a much-reduced settlement to end the Depp v. Heard case once and for all.  

"After a great deal of deliberation, I have made a very difficult decision to settle the defamation case brought against me by my ex-husband in Virginia," the actress posted on social media, though she added: "This is not an act of concession." 

The million-dollar payout was reportedly donated to charity by Depp. 

The three-part Depp v. Heard docuseries is available to stream on Netflix beginning Wednesday, August 16. 

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