Robert De Niro Net Worth: Fun facts, Salary, House, Cars, Age, height, biography

Robert De Niro Net Worth:$550 Million

Net Worth:$550 Million
Date of Birth:Aug 17, 1943 (78 years old)
Gender:Male
Height:5 ft 9 in (1.77 m)
Profession:Actor, Film Producer, Film director, Voice Actor, Television producer
Nationality:United States of America

Robert Anthony De Niro Jr is an American actor, producer, and director. He is particularly known for his collaborations with filmmaker Martin Scorsese, and is the recipient of various accolades, including 2 Academy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award.

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In 2009, De Niro received the Kennedy Center Honor, and received a Presidential Medal of Freedom from U.S. President Barack Obama in 2016.

Robert De Niro Net Worth 2022:

Robert De Niro has a net worth of $550 million. Robert De Niro is one of cinema’s greatest actors, having appeared in classic films such as Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas and The Godfather II.

Robert has earned a huge fortune as the co-founder of the Nobu franchise of high-end sushi restaurants and hotels. There are more than 40 Nobu locations around the world today. The empire generates many hundreds million dollars in revenue every year.

As per court filings that were released as part of his bitter divorce battle with Grace Hightower, his wife from 1997-2018, Robert’s net worth was not less than $500 million. The filing further claimed that Robert made $250 – $300 million between 2004 and 2018 alone between film salaries and business dividends.

Business Ventures

Robert De Niro is the co-founder of the highly successful Nobu restaurant chain along with Nobu Matsuhisa. Today there are more than 40 Nobu locations around the world. It has been reported that the Nobu restaurant empire MAKES several hundred million dollars in revenue every year. Robert is also a co-owner of The Greenwhich Hotel in New York.

In 2017 Robert and Australian billionaire James Packer announced a planned luxury resort called “Paradise Found” which will be located on the Eastern Caribbean island of Barbuda.

Robert De Niro Biography:

BornAugust 17, 1943 (age 78)
New York City, U.S.
OccupationActorproducerdirector
Years active1963–present
Spouse(s)Diahnne Abbott
​​(m. 1976; div. 1988)​Grace Hightower
​​(m. 1997; sep. 2018)​
Children6, including Drena and Raphael
RelativesRobert De Niro Sr. (father)Virginia Admiral (mother)

De Niro was born on August 14th 1943 in New York City. Robert was the son of his mother Virginia Admiral was a painter and his father Robert De Niro Sr. who was an abstract expressionist painter and sculptor.

Robert De Niro as Travis Bickle on the set of Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver. (Photo by Steve Schapiro/Corbis via Getty Images)

De Niro’s parents divorced by the time he was 3 and he was subsequently was raised by his mother in Greenwich Village.

At the age of 10, Robert made his stage debut as the Cowardly lion in his school’s production of “The Wizard of Oz”. And from here the acting bug was caught. By the age of 16, Robert dropped out of school to pursue his acting dreams. De Niro studied under legendary coaches Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler.

At the age of 20 He landed his first film role in the film, “The Wedding Party” which was directed by Brian De Palma. The two would go on to collaborate again in the feature “Hi Mom”.

Robert did not come to limelight until he played a dying baseball player in the film “Bang the Drum Slowly”. De Niro began a decades-long partnership with director Martin Scorsese with the film, “Mean Streets”. In 1974 De Niro earned his first Academy Award as a young Don Vito Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather II”.

Film Success

From there De Niro’s career took off. Robert had a string of acclaimed performances from “Taxi Driver to “Deer Hunter”, the latter which earned him yet another Academy award nomination. The part of Travis Bickle in “Taxi Driver” would make him an icon. His phrase “You talkin’ to me”, (which De Niro improvised) would go on to become a classic line in American cinema.

Robert De Niro is a fierce method actor. He worked as a taxi driver to play Travis Bickle. He lived in Sicily for “Godfather II”. He learned how to play the saxophone for “New York, New York”.

In 1980 De Niro put it all to the test to play real-life boxer Jack Lamotta in Martin Scorsese’s “Raging Bull”. De Niro learned how to box and gained 60 pounds for the part. The effort would prove well worth his time as Robert ended up winning a best actor Academy Award for the part.

De Niro diversified to other roles, playing a stand-up comic in The King of Comedy (1982), and gained further recognition for his performances in Bernardo Bertolucci’s epic 1900 (1976), Sergio Leone’s crime epic Once Upon a Time in America (1984), Terry Gilliam’s dystopian satire Brazil (1985), the religious epic The Mission (1986), and the comedy Midnight Run (1988).

De Niro portrayed gangster Jimmy Conway in Goodfellas (1990), a catatonic patient in the drama Awakenings (1990), and a criminal in the psychological thriller Cape Fear (1991). All three films received praise for De Niro’s performances. He then starred in This Boy’s Life (1993).

In 1993, De Niro made his directorial debut with “A Bronx Tale”. The film was written by fellow actor Chazz Palmiteri and was based on his one man show about Palminteri’s rowdy youth. The film was a failure yet has found a small audience since the release. De Niro would not return to the director’s chair until 2006 with “The Good Shepherd”.

He is also known for his comic roles in Wag the Dog (1997), Analyze This (1999), and Meet the Parents (2000). After appearing in several critically panned and commercially unsuccessful films, he earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in David O. Russell’s 2012 romantic comedy Silver Linings Playbook.

In 2017, De Niro portrayed Bernie Madoff in The Wizard of Lies, earning a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. He then starred in the psychological thriller Joker (2019) and Scorsese’s crime epic The Irishman (2019).

Robert De Niro Relationships, wife, divorce:

Robert De Niro currently resides in New York where he is committed to building the TriBeca area. De Niro has invested his money and time in The TriBeca film festival, TriBeca productions, and The TriBeca grill.

In 1997, he married Grace Hightower. The two would have a son Elliot just a year later. In addition to Elliot, De Niro has another son named Raphael who was from his first marriage with Dianne Abbott.

He adopted Abbott’s daughter Drena who was from a former relationship of Abbott’s. He also has twin sons from who were conceived by in vitro fertilization by a surrogate mother.

Robert filed for divorce in 1999, but they eventually reconciled until ultimately separating for good in 2018.

In June 2019 Robert’s ex-wife Grace Hightower filed legal paperwork, as part of their ongoing divorce, which gave intimate detail to their finances and assets.

According to Grace’s filing, Robert’s net worth is at least $500 million and that he made $250 – $300 million between 2004 and 2018 alone, most of which came from his expanding Nobu empire.

Under the terms of a prenup that the two signed in 2004, grace would be owed $1 million per year for the number of years they were married, a $6 million apartment, $500,000 in cash and half the value of their primary residence. But, Ms. Hightower filed motions seeking 50% of the actor’s fortune, claiming that he kept her in the dark regarding his finances for more than a decade.

A later interpretation of the prenuptial agreement, as revealed in court documents, called for Robert to pay Grace $1 million in any year that he earned at least $15 million, which is most years. If he earned less, he would pay proportionally less to Grace.

In July 2020, as the divorce raged on, Grace filed a complaint with the court stating that Robert had unfairly cut her monthly American Express allowance from $100,000 down to $50,000.

De Niro’s response claimed that due to the COVID-19 crisis his income has dried up and his business empire is in free fall. He reportedly had to borrow $500,000 to help cover part of Nobu’s mounting debts.

His lawyers claimed that Nobu lost $3 million in April and $1.9 million in May. His lawyers also claimed that De Niro would be “lucky if he makes $7.5 million” in 2020.

Hightower’s lawyers claimed that Robert had:

used the COVID pandemic… to stick it to his wife financially. I’m not a believer that a man who has an admitted worth of $500 million and makes $30 million a year, all of a sudden in March he needs to cut down [spousal support] by 50 percent and ban her from the house.”

The judge in the case ultimately decided that reducing the Amex allowance to $50,000 wasn’t unreasonable but also ordered Robert to pay Grace $75,000 to help her find a summer house, since Robert is currently living in their former primary home.