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Forbes Ranks Robert Downey Jr. As World’s Top-Paid Actor


Iron Man Robert Downey Jr. is the world’s top-earning actor. According to Forbes Magazine’s latest list that featured leading men from Bollywood as well as Hollywood for the first time, the Iron Man actor earned an estimated USD 80 million between June 2014 and June 2015. His recent release  Avengers: Age of Ultron had grossed more than USD 1.3 billion worldwide.

Hong Kong-based actor Jackie Chan is in the second place with earning over $50m. Chan, an unmatched star in Asia, is highly popular in western countries too. Interestingly, three Bollywood actors have found place in the top ten list – Amitabh Bachchan at 7th place with $33.5m, Salman Khan at 8th position with $33.5m, and Akshay Kumar at 9th position  with $32.5m.

Here is the list:

1. Robert Downey Jr: $80m
2. Jackie Chan: $50m
3. Vin Diesel: $47m
4. Bradley Cooper: $41.5m
5. Adam Sandler: $41m
6. Tom Cruise: $40m
7. Amitabh Bachchan: $33.5m
7. Salman Khan: $33.5m
9. Akshay Kumar: $32.5m
10. Mark Wahlberg: $32m
11. Dwayne Johnson: $31.5m
12. Johnny Depp: $30m
13. Leonardo DiCaprio: $29m
14. Channing Tatum: $29m
15. Chris Hemsworth: $27m
15. Daniel Craig: $27m

Image Courtesy: Guardian