Johnny Depp’s $2 Million a Month Lifestyle Is Absolutely Absurd

It’s evident that there are a few easy ways that Johnny Depp can regulate his monthly expenses.

Depp filed a $28 million lawsuit against his former business managers (The Management Group) two weeks ago in which he claimed that they collected over $25 million in fees without Depp’s consent, didn’t pay his taxes on time, and engaged in other fraudulent activities while managing his wealth. On Tuesday (Jan. 31, 2017), Depp’s former business managers filed a countersuit against Depp, alleging that he “lived an ultra-extravagant lifestyle that often knowingly cost Depp in excess of $2 million per month to maintain, which he simply could not afford.”

According to the legal document obtained by Deadline, there are some items in his 17-year spending history that are passable given his celebrity status. Take for example:

  • $18 million on a 150-foot yacht
  • $200,000 a month on private planes
  • $150,000 a month for round-the-clock security for himself and his children


But then there are expenses that are downright frivolous even though they are so on-brand. Here are a few of the highlights:

  • $4 million on a failed start-up music label, run by his childhood friend
  • $30,000 a month on buying and importing wine
  • $75 million to acquire, improve and furnish 14 residences
  • “Millions” to maintain an art collection including over 200 pieces by famous artists such as Warhol, Klimt, Basquiat, and Modigliani
  • Over $3 million to blast the ashes of author Hunter Thompson over Aspen, Colorado from a specially-made cannon


This legal war with TMG wages on just after Depp finalized his public divorce from Amber Heard, who accused Depp of domestic abuse.