Margot Robbie is an Australian-born actress best known for her roles in The Wolf of Wall Street, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and Suicide Squad. Having started in Hollywood in 2008, Robbie has appeared in more than 35 movies and television series.
Though, it’s not just her work on camera that has contributed to her success. Margot Robbie’s net worth is also impacted by her production company, brand endorsement deals, and real estate investments. Read on to discover her most successful projects and follow her career from the beginning until the present day.
Margot Elise Robbie was born in Dalby, Queensland, on July 2, 1990. Her mother, Sarie Kessler, is a physiotherapist, and her father, Doug Robbie, owns a sugarcane business. She has one sister and two brothers.
When Robbie was five years old, her parents separated. After which, she lived with her mother and three siblings on her grandparents’ farm on the Gold Coast. Robbie discovered a love for performing when she was just a child, excelling in trapeze and signing up for acting classes.
Today, one of Hollywood’s highest-paid actresses, Robbie’s first paychecks came from cleaning houses, bartending, and working at a Subway.
Margot Robbie’s first roles on the big screen were in Vigilante and ICU in 2008 and 2009. Both were independent low-budget thrillers.
Before her big screen debut, Robbie also appeared on the television series City Homicide in the episode Somersaulting Dogs. She then appeared in the children’s TV series The Elephant Princess with Liam Hemsworth.
Neighbours TV Series
In 2008, Robbie tried out for the Australian soap opera Neighbours. She was cast as Donna Freedman, which was originally supposed to be a guest character. She gave such an excellent performance that she was promoted to become part of the regular cast.
Robbie earned two Logie Award nominations for her 3-year work on the show. In 2022, the series aired its final episode, for which Robbie returned to reprise her role.
The Wolf of Wall Street
In 2013, Robbie had a turning point in her career when she starred in the huge blockbuster The Wolf of Wall Street with Leonardo DiCaprio. When it was first released, the film made a whopping $392 million worldwide against a budget of $100 million. It was shown in theaters again in 2022 and made another $14.8 million globally.
The film’s success had a substantial impact on Robbie’s career, as she caught the attention of fans and critics with her performance. She was nominated for Best Breakthrough Performance at the MTV Movie & TV Awards. And she also won Best Female Newcomer at the Empire Awards.
While still new to massive blockbuster films, Robbie’s paycheck was rather small for this movie. She was reportedly paid $347,000 for her role.
Robbie had a busy year in 2015, starring in four films that began with Focus alongside Will Smith. The comedy-crime drama raked in $158.8 million at the box office, more than three times its budget of $50 million, making it a commercial success.
2015 also brought starring roles in Z for Zachariah, Suite Francaise, and The Big Short, where she played a cameo role of herself.
A sizeable boost came to Margot Robbie’s net worth in 2016 when she first starred as Harley Quinn opposite Will Smith and Jared Leto. That year, she won Best Actress at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, People’s Choice Awards, and Teen Choice Awards. The film made over $746.8 million worldwide on a budget of $175 million.
In the same year, Robbie also played Jane in The Legend of Tarzan, another big-budget movie. On a budget of $180 million, the film grossed $356.7 million globally.
In 2017, Robbie produced her first movie, I, Tonya. She also starred in the film, playing the lead, Tonya Harding.
It was a pivotal role in Robbie’s career, earning the Australian actress her first Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. Additionally, she received a total of 20 other nominations for her performance, including those from the BAFTA, Golden Globes, and the Screen Actors Guild.
While, it wasn’t one of her highest-grossing films, with box office earnings of $53.9 million, it was considered a huge success since its budget was only $11 million.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
In 2019, Robbie starred in the Quentin Tarantino comedy drama Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. It was another massive success on Robbie’s resume. The movie earned $374.6 million at the box office globally on a budget of $90 million.
It was also another critically acclaimed performance for Robbie. Her performance earned her another BAFTA nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
In the same year, Robbie co-starred with Hollywood superstars Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron in the true-to-life drama Bombshell. While the film wasn’t a big hit, it did gross $61.4 million over a budget of $32 million.
However, Robbie’s exemplary acting did not go unnoticed. She won her second Academy Award nomination, as well as a handful of other nominations for Supporting Actress.
Birds of Prey
Margot Robbie’s net worth got another sizable increased in 2020 when she reprised the role of Harley Quinn portrayal in Birds of Prey. The film earned more than $205 million at the box office on a budget of $84.5 million.
Variety reported that Robbie was paid between $9 and $10 million for her role.
In 2021, Robbie reprised her role as Harley Quinn in The Suicide Squad. Unfortunately, this sequel, which also starred Idris Elba and John Cena, failed to deliver, making only $168.6 million on a budget of $185 million. Nevertheless, Robbie’s performance gained praise from critics.
Another boost to Margot Robbie’s net worth came recently with Amsterdam. Robbie starred in the flick alongside an ensemble cast including Christian Bale, Chris Rock, and Zoe Saldaña. Unfortunately, despite the star-studded cast, the film bombed at the box office, only earning $28 million globally against its $80 million budget. Robbie was reportedly paid $5 million for her work on the movie.
Also adding to Margot Robbie’s net worth is the production company she started in 2014. Robbie co-founded the company LuckyChap Entertainment along with future husband Tom Ackerley, Josey McNamara, and Sophia Kerr. Through LuckyChap, Robbie has produced a number of films, including Promising Young Woman in 2020, 2023’s Barbie, and TV series like Maid in 2021.
Additionally, brand endorsement deals have also played a significant role in Margot Robbie’s net worth, as she’s done commercials for brands like Calvin Klein, Nissan, and Chanel.
Margot Robbie’s net worth is also notably impacted by her real estate investments over the years. In 2017, she acquired a 3,300-square-foot Hancock Park property in Los Angeles for $2.725 million. And in 2021, Robbie would list the property for almost $3.5 million.
In 2018, she bought a slightly less grandiose home for $950,000, also in Los Angeles. She put the 945-square-foot home back on the market at the end of 2020 for $1.175 million.
In 2019, Robbie acquired a few more properties. First, she shelled out $1.8 million for a duplex on the Gold Coast for her mother and her sister. Next, she purchased another property, his time in Venice, for $5 million.
Margot Robbie met her husband, Tom Ackerley, while filming Suite Francaise in 2013. They started dating in 2014 while they were in London and got married in 2016 in Australia. The couple now lives in Venice Beach, California.
Robbie is very private about her personal life. However, she is known to be a fan of the New York Rangers. She’s even participated in amateur ice hockey.
Margot Robbie’s Net Worth Today
As of 2023, Margot Robbie’s net worth is estimated at $40 million. While her net worth is largely impacted by her acting career, her real estate investments, production company, and brand endorsement deals also affect that number.
Fans of Robbie can see her next alongside Ryan Gosling in 2023’s Barbie, which she is also producing. According to reports, both Robbie and Gosling got a salary of $12.5 million for their respective roles.
Additionally, she’s also working on a currently untitled Ocean’s Eleven film with Ryan Gosling.
If that wasn’t enough, Margot Robbie has 20 more projects in the work in various stages of development. Some of those titles she will star in, and others she will produce.