Robert De Niro Slammed After Saying He ‘Will Be Lucky If He Makes $7.5 Million This Year’

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Robert De Niro has landed himself in hot water with fans after more details on his current financial situation were revealed in court.

Keep scrolling to get more details and to see why people are slamming him…

While later in his career he became known for playing comical depictions of grumpy old men, De Niro rose to fame for playing not so likable characters.

De Niro is the son of 2 Greenwich Village artists, who were widely respected in the art industry.  

After appearing in a string of stage shows as a child, the star dropped out of school at age sixteen to study at the Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting. With his mother’s permission, the actor-to-be took the money she had saved for college and put it toward launching his acting career.

At first, it seemed performance wasn’t all that appealing to De Niro. After being accepted at New York’s prestigious High School of Music and Art aged 10, the star reportedly felt overwhelmed and unprepared for the intense and competitive nature of the industry, and switched to a standard public school after just a few days.

The star joined a pretty tame Italian street gang that dubbed him “Bobby Milk,” believed to be in reference to his pale complexion.

His time in the gang no doubt laid down his roots for being able to skillfully portray Italian Mobsters on the big screen.

Including the likes of The Wedding Party (1969), and The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight (1971).

That same year, De Niro starred in Mean Streets, marking his first collaboration with director Martin Scorsese, with whom he would do some of his most celebrated work.

He was widely considered to be one of the best actors of his time.

Coppola offered De Niro the iconic part of Vito Corleone in The Godfather, Part II (1974) – a role that earned him a best-supporting actor Oscar and firmly cemented him as an international star.

The star opened the decade with Goodfellas, yet another acclaimed gangster flick from Scorsese.

But as we made our way through the ’00s, the actor’s work took a bit of a change in tone.

In 2012, we saw De Niro play the father of a mentally ill man in  Silver Linings Playbook, followed by comedy The Big Wedding and The Intern in 2013, to name a few.

Set in the ’50s, the movie follows truck driver Frank Sheeran who gets involved with Russell Bufalino and his Pennsylvania crime family.

And it was a roaring success, even going on to earn the title of the best movie of 2019.

But it seems he’s landed himself in some serious hot water with fans this week.

Why? Well, his estranged wife Grace Hightower has asked for an emergency order to raise her monthly credit card limit from $50,000 to $100,000. But, De Niro’s lawyers say his finances have been hit hard by the pandemic, after restaurants Nobu and Greenwich Hotel, which he owns stakes in, were forced to close due to the virus.

“He is going to be lucky if he makes $7.5m this year,” his lawyers said.  “These people, in spite of his robust earnings, have always spent more than he has earned so this 76-year-old robust man couldn’t retire even if he wanted to because he can’t afford to keep up with his lifestyle expense.”

Many didn’t appreciate it being made out that $7.5 million is a small amount of money.  

“Only earn $7.5 million? Gosh man, I hope he signed up for food stamps,” quipped one user.

Safe to say, fans are not happy. For more on De Niro, keep scrolling to see what he’s had to say about Donald Trump…