Robert De Niro’s Large Fortune Finally Unveiled Amidst Divorce Scuffle–Here’s How Much of it He Might Lose in the Settlement
Robert De Niro is one of the most recognized actors in Hollywood. His prolific acting career spans decades and dozens of film credits including plenty of blockbusters like ‘Meet the Parents’, ‘Shark Tale’, and ‘Silver Linings Playbook’. With this being said, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the 75-year-old actor has accumulated quite a large fortune.
While his net worth was usually estimated to be around $300 million, recent proceedings regarding his divorce reveal that he might actually be much richer than we all thought.
According to reports from the New York Daily News, it was discovered that the acting legend is currently worth $500 million. However, his half a billion fortune may soon be significantly reduced depending on how his divorce from estranged second wife Grace Hightower turns out.
Apparently, the primary source of conflict between the two parties is a pre-nuptial agreement that the exes signed back in 2004. The document, which is reportedly worded quite ambiguously, leaves Hightower with $500,000 in cash, future payments of $ 1 million annually, half of their shared marital home and a $6 million apartment, according to De Niro’s lawyer.
But Hightower’s attorney says that she is entitled to much more than that. According to the case’s presiding judge Matthew Cooper, Hightower believes she’s entitled to get half of the fortune.
What more, she is also accusing her ex of hiding his earnings from her as well as disabling her rights of being an equal partner. Thus, she reportedly wants a part of the money De Niro earned since 2004. This includes profits from 38 movies he worked on and the 35 business ventures he’s been a part of like the Greenwich Hotel and the Nobu chain of restaurants.
Meanwhile, Judge Cooper cites a provision within their prenup that requires the two parties to go through some kind of mediation before a final ruling is made.
De Niro and Hightower got married in 1997 after a 10-year relationship.
The ex-couple’s married life seems to have begun on a rocky start. A year after welcoming their son, Elliot, in 1998, De Niro filed for divorce from his wife. The result was a bitter custody battle over their son with De Niro accusing Hightower of having a ‘violent temper’ which might endanger their son’s well-being. Hightower fired back by accusing De Niro of having substance abuse problems.
This first attempt at a divorce never came to fruition and the couple reconciled to renew their marital vows in 2004. Years later, they welcomed a daughter, Helen Grace, who was born through a surrogate.
There are some speculations that the couple’s decision to separate is caused by a difference in political beliefs. Hightower is reportedly a supporter of President Donald Trump while De Niro is a critic of his.
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