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It pays to be Marvel’s main man.

Robert Downey Jr. pocketed an estimated $75 million between June 2012 and June 2013, earning him the title of Highest-Paid Actor in Hollywood, this according to Forbes magazine’s annual list.

Downey earned $50 million for “The Avengers” alone, which took home $1.5 billion at the box office and an additional $25 million for “Iron Man 3,” another billion-dollar performer.

Channing Tatum leapfrogged several big names to earn the number two slot, having taken home $60 million in the last 12 months. In addition to  “G.I. Joe Retaliation,” Tatum made a killing by self-financing  “Magic Mike” with director Steven Soderbergh, so when the $7 million flick made $167 million worldwide, they each earned millions.

The complete top 10:

1. Robert Downey Jr., $75 million

2. Channing Tatum, $60 million

3. Hugh Jackman, $55 million

4. Mark Wahlberg, $52 million

5. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, $46 million

6. Leonard Dicaprio, $39 million

7. Adam Sandler, $37 million

8. Tom Cruise $35 million

9. Denzel Washington, $33 million

10. Liam Neeson, $32 million »


- Daniel Goldblatt

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