Robert Downey Jr. Named Highest-Paid Actor With $80 Million Payday
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The 'Iron Man' actor leads the list of world's highest-paid actor in 2015 with $80 payday, defeating Chinese actor Jackie Chan who earned $50 million.

AceShowbiz - "Iron Man" star %cRobert Downey Jr.% has topped Forbes' list of the World's Highest-Paid Actors for the third year in a row. From June 1, 2014 to June 1, 2015, Downey Jr. earned $80 million, up from $75 million last year.

Downey Jr.'s earning was largely from the superhero role he played in Marvel Cinematic Universe, especially in the latest movie "Avengers: Age of Ultron". His earning was so hard to defeat as Chinese actor %cJackie Chan% only earned $50 million on the second position, which was significantly less than Downey Jr.. Chan's success came not only from China productions but also from Hollywood productions.

Third place honor went to "Fast and Furious" actor %cVin Diesel% who earned $47 million and was followed by "American Sniper" star %cBradley Cooper% who garnered $41.5 million. Rounding out the top five was funny actor %cAdam Sandler% with a payday of $41 million.

The rest of the list contained many expected names such as the likes of %cTom Cruise%, %cJohnny Depp%, %cChanning Tatum% and %cWill Smith%. However, it is a little bit surprising that %cChris Pratt% and %cBrad Pitt% were on the nearly lowest position.

Following the annual list of higest-paid actor, Forbes will release the list for the actresses soon. It is quite reasonable that Forbes separates the lists by gender because in general, women make less than men in almost every career field. So if the list included both men and women, it would be hard for women to secure a position in the list.

1. %cRobert Downey Jr.% - $80 million 2. %cJackie Chan% - $50 million 3. %cVin Diesel% - $47 million 4. %cBradley Cooper% - $41.5 million 5. %cAdam Sandler% - $41 million 6. %cTom Cruise% - $40 million 7. %cAmitabh Bachchan% - $33.5 million 7. %cSalman Khan% - $33.5 million 9. %cAkshay Kumar% - $32.5 million 10. %cMark Wahlberg% - $32 million 11. Dwayne "%cThe Rock%" Johnson - $31.5 million 12. %cJohnny Depp% - $30 million 13. %cLeonardo Dicaprio% - $29 million 13. %cChanning Tatum% - $29 million 15. %cChris Hemsworth% - $27 million 15. %cDaniel Craig% - $27 million 17. %cMatthew McConaughey% - $26.5 million 18. %cShahrukh Khan% - $26 million 18. %cWill Smith% - $26 million 20. %cMatt Damon% - $25 million 21. %cHugh Jackman% - $23 million 22. %cBen Affleck% - $19.5 million 22. %cLiam Neeson% - $19.5 million 24. %cChow Yun-fat% - $18 million 24. %cRussell Crowe% - $18 million 26. %cSeth Rogen% - $17 million 27. %cGeorge Clooney% - $16.5 million 28. %cBrad Pitt% - $16 million 28. %cJonah Hill% - $16 million 30. %cWill Ferrell% - $15 million 30. %cRanbir Kapoor% - $15 million 32. %cChris Evans% - $13.5 million 33. %cChris Pratt% - $13 million 33. %cAndy Lau% - $13 million

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