Robert Downey, Jr net worth and salary: Robert Downey, Jr is a New York-born A-list actor who has a net worth of $140 million dollars. Robert Downey, Jr is an actor, singer, and producer, who appeared in his first film at the age of five. He was born on April 4, 1965 in Manhattan, New York City. His father is a writer, actor and director. Robert Downey, Jr. is most widely recognized for his roles in such films as "Less Than Zero", "Chaplin", "Soapdish", the "Iron Man" franchise, and "Tropic Thunder". Robert most recently made headlines thanks to his massive success in the film The Avengers and as Tony "Iron Man" Stark. In a contract clause that ended up making him almost as rich as his onscreen alter-ego, Downey made a staggering $50 million cut off The Aveners' enormous box office take. And the Marvel Studios pictures aren't the only big screen blockbusters pinned on Downey Jr.'s unique onscreen charisma – the Sherlock Holmes films have also hung on his unique box office draw. And RDJ is showing no signs of slowing down in his new career as a big Hollywood blockbuster attraction. Iron Man 3 was written and directed by Shane Black, the author behind Downey's late-career cult favorite Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.