New report reveals Johnny Depp's craziest spending habits
Johnny Depp has experienced some real peaks and troughs throughout his career. Around 15 years ago, when the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie was released, it appeared that he could do no wrong. He was rich, he was successful, and - by all popular accounts - he was widely considered to be one of the most attractive men on the planet.
Since then, however, things have taken a downward turn. He famously separated from his former wife, Amber Heard, amidst abuse allegations, and has since been spiralling into a pit of bad films and terrible debt. Despite this, however, the Edward Scissorhands star has apparently been spending money like it's going out of fashion - and some of his purchases are particularly wild.
According to an interview with Rolling Stone, Depp has spent $75million on 14 different properties, one of which is a 10,500-square-foot rented mansion in Highgate, London, another is a farm, and one - a Hollywood Hills compound - is comprised of five separate homes that the actor bought up to use as a small personal estate.
He's also bought a French villa for his ex, Vanessa Paradis, and their kids, and an island in the Bahamas (which, presumably, he needs for when he has to get away from all the other homes he owns in the states).
But that's just the tip of the iceberg.
Depp also owns 70 guitars, 45 "luxury" vehicles, 200 pieces of art (some of which are Basquiats and Warhols), 12 storage facilities full of Hollywood memorabilia, a classic 1940s Harley-Davidson, an entire speakeasy, and - perhaps most bizarrely - a ton of houseplants that are worth "an undisclosed amount of money".
As for his other expenses, Depp is said to spend $200,000 a month on air travel - something he has argued about with his business manager. When challenged on his spending in this area, in fact, the actor said:
"I don’t have all that many options at the moment. A commercial flight with paparazzis [sic] in tow would be a f***ing nightmare of monumental proportions. . . . What else can I do??? You want me to sell some art??? I will. You want me to sell something else??? Sure . . . what???"
He's also spent $1.2million on keeping a personal doctor on call, millions of dollars on attorneys and legal aid, and $1.8million on ensuring he has 24/7 security trailing him wherever he is.
Depp has also had some famously extravagant one-off purchases, too, including the $7,000 couch he bought for his daughter from the Kardashians, and the $3million he spent on shooting Hunter S. Thompson's ashes out of a cannon. Depp himself actually contests the cost of this latter expense in his interview with Rolling Stone, saying, "by the way, it was not $3 million to shoot Hunter into the f***ing sky. It was $5 million."
Somehow, though, despite spending so much, Depp is still living a life of luxury. He does not appear to be intent on giving up any of his prized possessions any time soon, nor does it seem like anything will convince him to cut back on private air travel or round-the-clock security.
Let's see how long it lasts.