Robert Downey Jr. Is The Highest-Paid Actor On Earth

And the runner-up might surprise you

Robert Downey Jr. is getting closer and closer to Tony Stark-level money. He's not only Hollywood's highest-paid actor, but also the top-earning star in the entire world.

Forbes crunched the numbers for its annual rankings, and Downey topped the list for the third year in a row, making $80 million in the past year.

The second-place star is Jackie Chan, who has consistently dominated the Chinese box office. Chan has earned $50 million in the past year alone, much of it from the Chinese film Dragon Blade, which co-starred Adrien Brody and John Cusack. An expert told Forbes that he's "basically the Mickey Mouse of Chinese culture."

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American stars like Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper also figure prominently. But major Bollywood stars like Akshay Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, and Salman Khan also have raked in major box-office cash, and seem to be only on their way up.

Here's the top 10, and you can find the rest at Forbes' website.

1 | Robert Downey Jr., $80 million

2 | Jackie Chan, $50 million

3 | Vin Diesel, $47 million

4 | Bradley Cooper, $41.5 million

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5 | Adam Sandler, $41 million

6 | Tom Cruise, $40 million

7 | Amitabh Bachchan, $33.5 million (tie)

8 | Salman Khan, $33.5 million (tie)

9 | Akshay Kumar, $32.5 million

10 | Mark Wahlberg, $32 million

This article was originally published on Esquire.com

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