Margot Robbie’s Net Worth Makes Her the Highest-Paid Actress of 2022 Thanks to This Movie

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Margot Robbie is an Oscar nominee, a former soap opera star and a DC supervillain as Harley Quinn in Birds of Prey. Her versatile career has made her one of the most sought-after actresses in Hollywood. What else is sought-after? Margot Robbie’s net worth.

The Australian transplant stars as part of an ensemble cast in the David O. Russell-directed comedy mystery-thriller Amsterdam. Robbie plays Valerie, a nurse, who, along with her friends Dr. Burt Berendsen (Christian Bale) and lawyer Harold Woodsman (John David Washington), gets entangled in a murder plot of US Senator Bill Meekins in 1933.

Much of Robbie’s financial and career success can be attributed to her unapologetic ambition. “Men can be ambitious and be praised for it while women can be ambitious and considered a bitch,” she told Woman’s Day in 2020. “[Women] shouldn’t be sorry for that, and no one else should be sorry for wanting something.”

But before Birds of Prey, before her Oscar nominations for Bombshell and I, Tonya, and before the buzz from Hollywood veterans like Brad Pitt, Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio, Robbie was a soap opera star on the Australian soap Neighbours. So how did she go from here to there? And what does she make for her movies? We scoured the internet for those answers, and whew, if Robbie’s net worth is legit, Harley will have to steal a lot of money before she’s ever as rich as her.

What was Margot Robbie’s Amsterdam salary?

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Robbie was reportedly paid $5 million for her role as the nurse, Valerie, in Amsterdam, while Christian Bale received $10 million for his part as Dr. Burt Berendsen. Bale is arguably the bigger star, but not by a considerable margin. For John David Washington’s role as the lawyer Harold Woodsman, he received a salary of $800,000. Robbie said there was a part of her Amsterdam character that she really identified with. “Just like Valerie, I met two of my best friends in Belgium, and I married one of them,” she told Collider, in reference to her husband Tom Ackerly, with whom she tied the knot in 2017.

What was Margot Robbie’s Barbie salary?

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Her role as the plastic fantastic Barbie in the highly anticipated film alongside Ryan Gosling made Robbie the highest-paid actress of 2022, Variety reported. Both lead stars received a salary of $12.5 million in the film directed by Greta Gerwig—notable because pay equality is an issue that’s been prevalent in Hollywood since the dawn of time, but questionable because Robbie is Barbie and Gosling plays her boyfriend Ken. Shouldn’t she be paid more? The jury is still out on that one.

What was Margot Robbie’s Birds of Prey salary?

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Variety reported that Robbie made between $9 – 10 million for Birds of Prey. In comparison, Joaquin Phoenix made $4.5 million for Joker and Gal Gadot made $10 million for Wonder Woman: 1984, which comes out in May 2020. Though Birds of Prey isn’t a part of the main DC cinematic universe, $9 to $10 million is still a lot of Robbie’s salary. One reason for her high pay is that Robbie was a producer on Birds of Prey, which would’ve given her extra credit in addition to her on-screen role.

What was Margot Robbie’s Wolf of Wall Street salary?

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Fans of Robbie will remember that her first big film role was in 2013’s The Wolf of Wall Street, where she played Naomi Lapaglia. The film was directed by Martin Scorsese, and Robbie starred opposite Leonardo DiCaprio. Though she had been on the Australian soap opera Neighbours and in the short-lived TV show Pan Am, The Wolf of Wall Street is considered Robbie’s big break internationally. However, she only made a fraction of what she makes today. It’s reported that Robbie only made $347,000 for the movie, which isn’t bad for a new actress but is much less than what she’s raking in for Birds of Prey. (Still, the number is more than what her costar Jonah Hill made. The actor revealed on The Howard Stern Show that he only made $60,000 for the movie after he accepted the film’s first offer and didn’t negotiate.) After The Wolf, Margot’s salaries rose for films, like 2015’s Z for Zachariah and Suite Française.

How else does Margot Robbie make money?

Along with Wolf and Birds of Prey, Robbie has starred in blockbusters like Suicide Squad (the predecessor to Birds of Prey), The Legend of Tarzan and Goodbye Christopher Robin. She also has two Oscar nominations: one for Best Actress for 2018’s I, Tonya and one for Best Supporting Actress for 2020’s Bombshell. Along with her acting career, Robbie has also been the face of Calvin Klein and Chanel, as well as has starred in a commercial for Nissan, which only adds to her high net worth.

How does Margot Robbie spend her money?

In an interview with Elle UK, Robbie revealed what she spent her first paycheck on. “When I got to New York for the first time, I took my first paycheck, walked straight into Tiffany’s on Fifth Avenue, and bought an airplane charm that goes on my bracelet. It was the best feeling ever. I got my little blue box, and I got it for myself,” she said.

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Robbie’s money sensibility is also why she decided to not attend law school after she graduated at 17. “I decided I didn’t want to spend money I didn’t have, on a subject I didn’t want to do, only to be paying back debt for the rest of my life. Why abide by that invisible rule?” she told The Guardian in 2018.

What is Margot Robbie’s net worth?

Ah, the question everyone is waiting for: What is Margot Robbie’s net worth? Well, according to Celebrity Net Worth, Robbie is worth an impressive $26 million. The site also reports that the actress made $24 million between 2018 and 2019 for “various endeavors,” which include her films and brand work.

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