Amid the ongoing defamation case involving Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard, the net worth of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor remained to be high across the board.

Depp is one of the few actors whose annual salary can top out at $100 million over the span of years, with him getting paid somewhere between $55 million and $60 million per movie in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise and the “Alice in Wonderlanf”movie, according to FOX Business.

Because of his massive earnings, Depp was known to have spent much money on various activities. The people handling his finances claimed that he would spend up to $2 million per month on his lifestyle, putting him into severe debt despite his enormous pay.

For his starring role in “The Rum Diary,” Depp was paid over $15 million. He met Heard while filming for the movie, and they tied the knot in February 2015. In May 2016, Heard filed for divorce. It was finalized in 2017. After their legal separation, Depp brought up a defamation case against his ex-wife, claiming that an op-ed Heard had written about domestic abuse allegedly caused him to lose out in big franchise roles, CNN reported.

As he took the witness stand in the defamation trial Tuesday, Depp said that the op-ed Heard wrote caused him to lose his leading role in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, where he played the iconic Captain Jack Sparrow since 2003.

“One day you're Cinderella, so to speak, and then in zero point six seconds, you're Quasimodo,” he said. “I didn't deserve that and nor did my children, nor did the people who had believed in me all these years.”

Depp claimed that he did not hit or abuse Heard during their relationship, saying that he “[never reached] the point of striking Ms. Heard in any way nor have I ever struck any woman in my life.”

The actor previously lost a lawsuit in 2020 against the British tabloid The Sun over a report by the newspaper that called him a “wife-beater.” The presiding judge, Andrew Nichol, said the claim was “substantially true.”

Johnny Depp takes the stand in his defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard, as he reportedly claims that an op-ed that implicates Depp as a domestic abuser lost him financial projects in the end. Paul Morigi/Getty Images.

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