Amber Heard Net Worth and How She Makes Her Money

Amber Heard is best known for her appearances in the films Pineapple Express and Aquaman. Here’s Amber Heard’s net worth and how she makes her money.

Amber Heard | Jun Sato/WireImage
Amber Heard | Jun Sato/WireImage

How Amber Heard became famous

Amber Heard was born on April 22, 1986, in Austin, Texas. Heard’s passion for acting led her to drop out of high school at the age of 17. She later moved to Los Angeles to work as a model and actress. Her first acting job was in the pilot of a 2004 television show titled Jack & Bobby. That same year, she made her film debut in the movie Friday Night Lights, playing the role of Maria. After appearing in a few more films and television shows, Heard landed a recurring role in the television series Hidden Palms, playing the character Greta Matthews.

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Heard’s big break came in 2008 when she starred in the film Pineapple Express alongside James Franco and Seth Rogen. Heard has appeared in many other films including Magic Mike XXL (2015), Justice League (2017), and Aquaman (2018).

Personal life

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard| John Shearer/WireImage
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard| John Shearer/WireImage

In 2010, Heard came out as bisexual at GLAAD’s 25th anniversary event. During her speech, she told the audience her sexual orientation was not something she felt was wrong or something to be ashamed of. “I don’t feel like I’m wrong,” said Heard. “I don’t feel like millions of people are wrong because they love who they love, or they were born how they were born,” she said.

Heard has been romantically linked to actor Sean Penn and Tesla co-founder Elon Musk. The actress married actor Johnny Depp in 2015 but the couple later divorced in 2017.

Amber Heard’s movies

Amber Heard | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic
Amber Heard | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

So far, Heard’s highest-grossing film is Aquaman, with a lifetime gross of $334,089,785. Other high-grossing films include Justice League, with a lifetime gross of $229,024,295; Pineapple Express, with a lifetime gross of $87,341,380; and Zombieland, with a lifetime gross of $75,590,286, according to Box Office Mojo.

Amber Heard almost turned down the role of Mera in Aquaman

Amber Heard |  Presley Ann/FilmMagic
Amber Heard | Presley Ann/FilmMagic

In an interview with Porter magazine, Heard said she was hesitant to join the cast of Aquaman. She was concerned the role would contradict her personal beliefs. According to the publication, Heard thought the role of Mera would be a “hypersexualized” comic-book figure, “dreamt up by some 14-year-old and as complex as one that a 14-year-old boy could imagine.” In her interview, the actress went on to explain her biggest fear was that playing the role of Mera would be “antithetical to what I stand for, what drives me, what fulfills me creatively.”

How Amber Heard makes money

Outside of acting, Heard also earns money as a producer. In 2010, she co-produced the film And Soon the Darkness. In 2013, she executive produced the film Syrup. Product endorsements are also part of Heard’s wealth-building strategy.

Amber Heard’s net worth

Amber Heard has an estimated net worth of $9 million.

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