The Best-Paid Actors in Hollywood According to Forbes
According to Forbes’ List of Hollywood’s Highest Paid Actors, Robert Downey Jr. is definitely the most successful actor in Hollywood right now. The actor cashed in around $75 million between June 2012 and June 2013, all thanks to his incredible performance in Iron Man 3 and The Avengers, movies that brought in about $1 billion each. Even though he has a troubled background involving drug abuse, the 48-year old star miraculously managed to become one of the most beloved actors of our time. His acting career actually started when he was just 5 years old, when he starred in his father’s movie called Pound.
Following up closely on second place is American actor and film producer Channing Tatum, who is best known for his performances in action and drama motion pictures. Thanks to his outstanding talents and dashing looks, the star managed to earn $60 million.
Next on the list is Hugh Jackman, famed for his extraordinary portrayal of Wolverine in the X-men series. His estimated earnings rise up to $55 million.
Thanks to his outstanding performance in the movie Ted, Mark Wahlberg was paid $52 million over the same one-year period, which is why he ranks as a solid 4 on the list.
And since Fast and Furious 6 came out, it is not at all unexpected that Dwayne Johnson is richer by $46 million, placing himself comfortably on number 5.
Next on the list is Leonardo DiCaprio with earnings of $39 million, Adam Sandler with $37 million and Tom Cruise with $35 million. Last on the list are Denzel Washington and Liam Neeson with earnings of $33 million and $32 million respectively.