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

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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