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Published: Thursday, 7/18/2013 - Updated: 1 year ago


Downey tops list of highest-paid actors


With estimated earnings of $75 million, Iron Man Robert Downey, Jr. is Hollywood’s highest paid actor, according to Forbes.com.

Downey, 48, starred in Disney’s Marvel superhero films The Avengers in 2012 and Iron Man 3 in 2013, each of which earned more than $1 billion at the box office, assuring him the top spot in the annual ranking of Hollywood’s top acting earners.

Forbes.com estimated his earnings between June, 2012 and June, 2013.

Channing Tatum, 33, who financed the male-stripper movie Magic Mike that made $167 million, captured the No. 2 spot with estimated earnings of $60 million. Australian actor Hugh Jackman, 44, whose new movie The Wolverine opens in U.S. theaters next week, was not far behind with $55 million.

Mark Wahlberg, 42, had a comedy hit with Ted, a film that earned $550 million and pumped up his earning to $52 million to secure fourth place, and wrestler-turned actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, 41, rounded out the top five with $46 million.

The full list can be found on www.forbes.com.

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