Robert Downey Jr. Tops Forbes’ List of Highest Paid Actors

Robert Downey Jr.: Hollywood's Highest Paid
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Channing Tatum's shrewd "Magic Mike" deal places him second

It pays to be Marvel’s main man.

Robert Downey Jr. pocketed an estimated $75 million between June 2012 and June 2013, earning him the title of Highest-Paid Actor in Hollywood, this according to Forbes magazine’s annual list.

Downey earned $50 million for “The Avengers” alone, which took home $1.5 billion at the box office and an additional $25 million for “Iron Man 3,” another billion-dollar performer.

Channing Tatum leapfrogged several big names to earn the number two slot, having taken home $60 million in the last 12 months. In addition to  “G.I. Joe Retaliation,” Tatum made a killing by self-financing  “Magic Mike” with director Steven Soderbergh, so when the $7 million flick made $167 million worldwide, they each earned millions.

The complete top 10:

1. Robert Downey Jr., $75 million
2. Channing Tatum, $60 million
3. Hugh Jackman, $55 million
4. Mark Wahlberg, $52 million
5. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, $46 million
6. Leonard Dicaprio, $39 million
7. Adam Sandler, $37 million
8. Tom Cruise $35 million
9. Denzel Washington, $33 million
10. Liam Neeson, $32 million

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  1. Yanna says:

    I love Robert Downey Jr. He’s a great actor.

  2. Diane says:

    I wonder where Sam Jackson (Samuel L Jackson) is ranked…

  3. Stop putting garbage on the screen. For every Avenger movie, there are dozens that are simply crap.

  4. Connie says:

    Oscar winner Denzel W. next 2 last? Wall berg & Channing makes more? Really?

  5. An says:

    …and where are the top ten highest paid actresses in Hollywood?

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