Robert Downey Jr. has been named the world's highest paid actor.
The 48-year-old actor earned an estimated $75 million from June 2012 to June 2013, according to Forbes
magazine's annual list of highest paid actors. Most of the Iron Man 3
star's earnings came from starring in The Avengers
, as his contract saw him receive a percentage of the film's total earnings at the box office. The movie is the third highest-grossing film of all time and earned $1.5 billion worldwide. Robert beat off stiff competition from Channing Tatum, 33, who made $60 million. Most of the Channing's profits came from his role in Magic Mike
, which he and director Steven Soderbergh independently financed and produced. Les Misérables
Jackman came third on the list, bringing home $55 million after a successful year, just ahead of Mark Wahlberg, 42, who earned $52 million.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson rounded out the top five with $46 million from his roles in Fast & Furious 6
and G.I. Joe: Retaliation
, which were both huge hits at the box office.
In compiling the list, Forbes
considers factors including upfront pay, profit participation, residuals, endorsements and advertising work.
' top 10 highest earning actors from June 2012 to June 2013:
- Robert Downey Jr.
- Channing Tatum
- Hugh Jackman
- Mark Wahlberg
- Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
- Leonardo DiCaprio
- Adam Sandler
- Tom Cruise
- Denzel Washington
- Liam Neeson
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