World's Reigning Top-Paid Actor Keeps His Title

Robert Downey Jr. tops list with $80M in earnings
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 5, 2015 8:40 AM CDT
World's Reigning Top-Paid Actor Keeps His Title
Robert Downey Jr. attends the Marvel press line on day 3 of Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 26, 2014, in San Diego.   (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

For the third year in a row, Robert Downey Jr. holds the title of the world's highest-paid actor, according to Forbes' annual list—though it also includes some fresh faces. This year is different in that Forbes opened the rankings to include actors "working solely in international movie industries," rather than just foreign stars of US movies. While six Americans are in the top 10, three Bollywood stars also make the list, based on earnings for the year beginning June 2014, before taxes and other fees.

  1. Robert Downey Jr., $80 million
  2. Jackie Chan, $50 million
  3. Vin Diesel, $47 million
  4. Bradley Cooper, $41.5 million
  5. Adam Sandler, $41 million
  6. Tom Cruise, $40 million
  7. Amitabh Bachchan, $33.5 million
  8. Salman Khan, $33.5 million
  9. Akshay Kumar, $32.5 million
  10. Mark Wahlberg, $32 million
Click for the full list of 34. (Read more actors stories.)

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