According to various sources, Amber Heard has a net worth of $15 million. Of course, these figures are mere estimates, and they are based on things like property prices, past salaries, and other speculative data. No one can truly be sure of a celebrity’s real wealth until they are forced to reveal it in court – perhaps during a public divorce trial, for example. Amber Heard’s net worth could be much greater – or much less than $15 million.
The rumors are not encouraging for Heard. According to these reports, the actress was apparently broke even before the defamation trial began. This of course was a major talking point during the defamation trial, as Johnny Depp’s lawyers repeatedly pointed out that she had failed to actually donate the $7 million divorce settlement that she had received from the Pirates of the Caribbean actor.
Where did this money go? Who knows. But the ACLU testified that it had received less than half of the $3.5 million that was promised to them by Heard. It certainly did not help the actress’ reputation when it was revealed that she used the terms “pledge” and “donate” interchangeably. She also announced to the world on Danish television that she had donated the full $7 million back in 2018.
Doing the Math
So could Amber Heard actually afford to pay both the defamation settlement and the charity pledges based on her reported net worth of $15 million? The ACLU has stated that Heard donated a total of $1.3 million, while the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles claims to have received about $1 million. It is worth noting that some of these donations came from figures like Elon Musk and Johnny Depp, who essentially donated their own funds in Heard’s name.
For the sake of simplicity, let’s round up and assume that Heard has donated a total of $1.5 million. This leaves a total of $5.5 million in unpaid charity donations. Next, let’s consider the defamation lawsuit settlement. Depp was awarded $15 million in total, but this was reduced to $10.35 million according to Virginia law. On the other hand, Heard herself was awarded $2 million in damages due to defamation by one of Depp’s lawyers.
This means that she will have to pay a net settlement of about $8.5 million. Now all we have to do is add the $5.5 million in unpaid charity donations to leave us with a total amount owing of $14 million. Assuming that Heard’s net worth is indeed $15 million, she should theoretically have enough to pay the entire sum.
Amber Heard Reportedly Struggling Financially
But as we previously mentioned, a celebrity’s reported net worth is not always accurate. Firstly, you have to consider the fact that most of a celebrity’s net worth is often wrapped up in various investments, including real estate. If Amber was going to liquidate her entire estate to pay off these debts, she would need to sell virtually every major asset she owns. You also need to consider the fact that Amber was seemingly unable to pay her charity obligations even before the defamation trial began. Heard’s lawyer has admitted that Amber is unable to pay the settlement. Meanwhile, the actress continues to promise that she will eventually pay the full $7 million to the ACLU and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.