IRON MAN's Robert Downey Jr. & THOR's Chris Hemsworth Top Earning 2014 Actors
#1. Robert Downey, Jr. - $75 million
Forbes have unveiled their list of actors that earned the most money in 2014. On that list are Iron Man 3 star Robert Downey Jr. and Thor: The Dark World star Chris Hemsworth. Hit the jump to see how much more money they earned than you.
Last year, Robert Downey Jr. topped Forbes' list of top earning actors, and he has done so once again. Last year, it was estimated that the actor pulled in $75M and that is the same figure experts estimate he made in 2014. Most of his record earnings are based on box office bonuses and back-end compensation from Iron Man 3, which pulled in $1.2 billion in box office revenue. He'll need more piggy banks as next year he has revenue from Avengers: Age of Ultron to look forward to.
#2. Dwayne Johnson - $52 million
#3. Bradley Cooper - $46 million
#4. Leonardo DiCaprio - $39 million
#5. Chris Hemsworth - $37 million
The Aussie actor, Chris Hemsworth ("Rush"), cracked the top ten this year for the first time. Forbes' has him listed as 5th with $37M. He too owes much of his wealth to Marvel Studios as Thor: The Dark World earned $644M at the worldwide box office in 2014. The film outperformed the first Thor by $200M.
#6. Liam Neeson - $36 million
#7. Ben Affleck - $35 million
#8. Christian Bale - $35 million
#9. Will Smith - $32 million
#10. Mark Wahlberg - $32 million
"To compile our earnings estimates, we talk to agents, producers, lawyers and other in-the-know folks to figure out how much each celebrity earned from entertainment-related work between June 2013 and June 2014. We do not deduct for taxes, agent fees or the costs of being a celebrity." - Dorothy Pomerantz from Forbes
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