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Robert Downey, Jr. is Forbes' highest earning actor of 2014

The Iron Man star also ranks tenth on Forbes' Most Powerful Celebrities

By Andrea Tim | Published: 23 Jul 2014

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For the second year in a row, Robert Downey, Jr. is the world's highest earning actor with $75 million, according to Forbes. Coming in second but not even close is Hercules star Dwayne Johnson at $52 million.

Note that Forbes' calculations of Robert's earnings only span mid-2013 to mid-2014. Considering that the actor had only starred in one film, Chef, during that period, topping the list with an eye-watering $75 million estimate is extraordinary.

Bradley Cooper, Leonardo DiCaprio, Chris Hemsworth, Liam Neeson, Ben Affleck, Christian Bale, Will Smith, and Mark Wahlberg make up the rest of the top ten highest earning actors, with former Forbes No. 1 Tom Cruise nowhere in sight.

With upcoming comedy-drama The Judge and 2015's superhero blockbuster The Avengers: Age of Ultron, we may yet see Robert flaunt an even heftier paycheque to secure a third No.1 next year.


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