Robert Downey Jr. Leads List Of World's Highest Paid Actors In 2015

by Jamie Lovett

Marvel Studios poster boy Robert Downey Jr., has once again topped Forbes’ list of top earning actors from the past year (June 2014 to June 2015). The Avengers: Age of Ultron star earned $80 million dollars, up from $75 million last year, and $30 million more than second place finisher Jackie Chan.

Downey’s success is largely due to the dominance of Avengers: Age of Ultron in China, the region where Chan is most popular. The Avengers sequel brought in $240 million at the Chinese box office alone.

Rounding off the top five are Furious 7 star Vin Diesel, his Guardians of the Galaxy co-start Bradley Cooper, and Pixels star Adam Sandler.

Downey will receive his next sizable paycheck from Marvel for appearing in Captain America: Civil War. Check out when this movie and other movies are coming out in ComicBook.com's Movie Release Schedule.