Robert Downey Jr is living the life of his much loved billionaire superhero character Tony Stark. The star of Iron Man and the Avengers earned a staggering $80 million paycheck to top the annual World’s Highest-Paid Actors list published by Forbes magazine on Tuesday.
Following second in a rather surprise is Hong Kong comedy and action star Jackie Chan. Chan earned $50 million between June 2014 and June 2015, according to Forbes, and was followed on third place by the Fast and Furious franchise’s leading man Vin Diesel with $47 million.
Bradley Cooper, Adam Sandler and Tom Cruise take up the following 3 spots on the list, and the surprises on the list continue with stars across the Pacific ocean and specifically in India's Bollywood. Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar, household names in India’s prolific film industry known as Bollywood, clocked in at seventh, eighth and ninth ahead of another Hollywood leading man, Mark Wahlberg.
This is the first time that actors from the Indian film industry have featured on the list; Forbes will release the list of Highest-Paid Actresses at a later date.