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Robert Downey Jr. Tops Forbes List of Top-Earning Actors

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By    |   Tuesday, 04 Aug 2015 10:56 PM

Robert Downey Jr., who plays Iron Man in the Marvel superhero chronicles, muscled his way to the head of the Forbes list of the world's top-earning actors.

Downey earned $80 million in the last year, up $5 million from 2014′s haul, fueled by the success of this year's superhero ensemble "Avengers: Age of Ultron," which grossed more than $1.3 billion worldwide, Forbes reports.

Coming in second was veteran Chinese actor and martial arts icon Jackie Chan, 61, who Forbes reports earned $50 million in the past year from Hollywood and China co-productions such as "Dragon Blade" as well as merchandise.

Chan came in ahead of Hollywood stars Vin Diesel, who grabbed third place with $47 million mainly due to his stake in the "Fast and Furious" franchise, as well as Bradley Cooper, who earned $41.5 million; Adam Sandler, who pulled in $41 million; and Tom Cruise, who hauled in $40 million.

The rest of the top-10 were Amitabh Bachchan, with $33.5 million; Salman Khan, with $33.5 million, Akshay Kumar, with $32.5 million, and Mark Wahlberg, with $32 million.

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