Robert Downey Jr. is the highest paid actor in Hollywood, according to Forbes magazine. Topping the list for the second year in a row, he has made 75 million dollars (55 million euros) since the summer of 2013 alone, almost all from Iron Man 3.
Next on the list of the 10 top earning actors is Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a. “The Rock”. Fast and Furious 6 and Hercules helped him make a total of 52 million dollars (38 million euros) in the last year. The wrestling champion-turned-movie star may not be making the most artistic films, but he is bringing in the big bucks.
Bradley Cooper, 39, followed behind with an estimated $46 million due to his much loved roles in The Hangover and American Hustle.
Leonardo DiCaprio, 39, secured fourth place with $39 million. Chris Hemsworth finished off the top five with an estimated earnings of $37 million after beating Liam Neeson and Ben Affleck, who earned $36 million and $35 million respectively.
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Will Smith and Mark Wahlberg fell to the bottom of the 10 top earning actors list with an estimated annual earnings of $32 million. Missing from the top 10 this year are Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise and also: women. Angelina Jolie, the highest paid actress in Hollywood with earnings of (30m$) in 2013, would rank only 8th on the list of actors.
The top 10 list of highest paid actors 2014:
Robert Downey Jr – $75 million
Dwayne Johnson – $52 million
Bradley Cooper – $46 million
Leonardo DiCaprio – $39 million
Chris Hemsworth – $37 million
Liam Neeson – $36 million
Ben Affleck – $35 million
Christian Bale – $35 million
Will Smith – $32 million
Mark Wahlberg – $32 million