After finding fame on the hit late-1980s TV series 21 Jump Street, Depp forged a stardom in Hollywood few have ever seen. Thanks to offbeat movies with Tim Burton like Edward Scissorhands and Ed Wood, Depp became regarded as an amazing talent who could blend into any kind of role.Depp was paid handsomely for his efforts.According to his former management firm, The Management Group, Depp earned over $650 million in the 13 years they worked together from 1999 to 2016.A major reason for that wealth has been due to the huge paydays he received playing Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.The mix of visual spectacle and Depp's outlandish performance as Captain Jack led to 2003's Curse of the Black Pearl, a big-screen adaptation of the Pirates of the Caribbean Disney parks attraction, garnering worldwide box-office earnings of over $650 million.With that, Depp's asking price soared. On top of taking in $20 million pre-picture in the franchise, he got around 20% of the backend, per picture, according to The Hollywood Reporter.So not only was he paid upfront, but Depp was cut another check after the movie broke even.Thanks to the success of the Pirates sequels, including 2006's Dead Man's Chest which earned over $1 billion worldwide, Depp's earnings from the movies became astronomical.The actor brought in north of $40 million per sequel on the backend of the movies alone, per THR. Again, that doesn't count the $20 million base pay for each.But not all of that went directly into Depp's pocket. His agents got 10%, managers took 5%, and there are deductions for taxes and expenses.However, the paydays only got bigger from there.Taking a pause from playing Captain Jack in 2010, Depp teamed up again with Tim Burton for the latest adaptation of Alice in Wonderland.On top of his $20 million base, THR reported that he took in a huge $55 million backend thanks to the movie's successful box office run, as it brought in over $1 billion.Thanks to the Pirates movies, Alice, and 2014's Into the Woods (he played the Big Bad Wolf) all getting prime home entertainment releases and cable play, in 2016 and 2017 Depp took in $25.7 million in residuals thanks to his profit participation deals on those movies.In 2016, he even landed on Forbes' list of highest-paid celebrities. He reportedly took in $48 million that year.The actor has been the face of Sauvage for years. Depp was taking in reportedly $3 million to $5 million in the deal.In August, Insider confirmed that Depp signed a seven-figure, multi-year deal with Dior.Depp was asked to step down from Fantastic Beasts 3 days after losing a libel case against the publishers of the UK newspaper, The Sun, over a 2018 article, which described him as a wife beater.However, because he had a pay-or-play deal on the movie, meaning he would get paid regardless if he worked on the movie, he was paid his $16 million fee.He only filmed one scene as Grindelwald. Mads Mikkelsen took over the role for 2022's Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.The actor first set eyes on the 45-acre island located 60 miles from Nassau in 2003 while filming Curse of the Black Pearl and purchased it for 3.6 million.Originally having no housing at all when he first purchased it, it has since been outfitted with solar-powered buildings, including a house with stunning 360 views for Depp when he stays there.Depp befriended the gonzo author around the time he played Thompson in the 1998 movie Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.They stayed friends until Thompson's death in 2005. Thompson had talked about wanting his funeral to be an extravagant affair with his ashes being shot out of a cannon in the shape of a double-thumbed fist and a red, white, and blue fireworks show to end the event.Depp said he spent $5 million to fulfill his friend's wishes.Depp had huge daily spending habits to live a lavish lifestyle, which led to him spending $2 million a month on bills, according to his former management firm.At one time, the actor had to pay:300,000 a month for a 40-person staff10,000 every day for his former security manager$350,000 monthly for maintaining his 156-foot yacht (which he has since sold to J.K. Rowling for $27 million)$30,000 monthly for wine (Although, Depp told Rolling Stone this was a conservative estimate. It's insulting to say that I spent $30,000 on wine, he said. Because it was far more.)$100,000 a month to a doctor to treat his addiction issuesDepp commented on his spending in 2017, telling the Wall Street Journal, It's my money.If I want to buy 15,000 cotton balls a day, it's my thing, he continued.The actor's spending habits were first revealed in 2017 when he filed a $25 million lawsuit against his former business managers at The Management Group (TMG countersued).It resulted in a settlement a year later. No details were made public.Depp filed a defamation suit against ex-wife Amber Heard in response to a 2018 op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post that detailed her experience with domestic violence.Depp's name wasn't mentioned, but the article was widely interpreted as being about him.The trial lasted six weeks earlier this year, in which both Depp and Heard took the stand, and resulted in the jury awarding Depp $15 million in damages from Heard, and Heard $2 million from Depp.Depp's $15 million reward was dropped down to $10.35 million to comply with state limits for punitive damages.Since the verdict, Depp has been spending more time playing music than getting back to making movies.It's unlikely he'll land the kind of paydays he got before his legal battle with Heard, but the actor still has a loyal fanbase.In July, Depp announced on his Instagram that he would be selling his artwork at a gallery in England. Within hours all the pieces he displayed were sold and even resulted in the gallery's website crashing briefly.The actor pocketed around $3 million in total.