Robert Downey Jr. named highest paid actor

Robert Downey Jr. 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 star Hugh 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. Forbes' top 10 highest earning actors from June 2012 to June 2013:
  1. Robert Downey Jr.
  2. Channing Tatum
  3. Hugh Jackman
  4. Mark Wahlberg
  5. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
  6. Leonardo DiCaprio
  7. Adam Sandler
  8. Tom Cruise
  9. Denzel Washington
  10. Liam Neeson

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  1. Checkit • July 17, 2013 @ 12:22 PM

    Now can he bring in the money NOT as Iron man?
    Let’s compare what the women made..I bet it’s not even close to same amounts.

  2. David • July 18, 2013 @ 10:19 AM

    Yeah, I think he can bring in money not as Iron Man. The dude is an awesome actor. I am sure that his movie quote alone will be around the $20 million mark per film. What surprises me is Channing Tatum! And the Rock! Who knew these guys raked in so much.

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