Published On: Wed, Aug 5th, 2015

Jewish Actors: Robert Downey Jr tops Forbes rich list, not the first time; Adam Sandler 5th

Four Jewish actors makes it on Forbes list. Robert Downey Jr tops Forbes rich list, with $80 million earning, Adam Sandler 5th with $46 million, Seth Rogen hit the 26th with $17 million and Jonah Hill 28th with $16 million.

Robert Downey Jr. Iron Man 3

 

For the third year in a row Robert Downey Jr has topped the Forbes list of highest-paid actors in the world with a $80 million in earnings. He is more than any other leading man on the planet, helping Iron Man punch $30 million. He ranks above martial arts star Jackie Chan with $50 million, even after Forbes annual who’s who of wealthy actors expanded to include those working outside the US movie industry.

From Hollywood to Hong Kong and Bollywood, the ranking examines international stars’ earnings for the first truly global dollar tally of film’s flushest stars.

As a result, Irishman Liam Neeson, Brit Daniel Craig and Australian Hugh Jackman have all made the Highest-Paid Actors list previously – not anymore. 12 newcomers join the ranking, five of whom collect their paychecks from Bollywood.

 

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Adam Sandler, whose popular with home audiences, this year signed on to make four films exclusively for Netflix, helping him earn $41 million “despite a dry recent box office run”, Forbes says. That’s $9 million more than fellow funnyman Mark Wahlberg, who rounds out the top 10 with $32 million in earnings.

List of the world’s 30 highest paid actors according to Forbes:

1. Robert Downey Jr – $80 million
2. Jackie Chan – $50 milion
3. Vin Diesel – $47 million
4. Bradley Cooper – $41.5 million
5. Adam Sandler – $41 million
6. Tom Cruise – $40 million
7. Amitabh Bachchan – $33.5 million
7. Salman Khan – $33.5 million
9. Akshay Kumar -$32.5 million
10. Mark Wahlberg – $32 million
11. Dwayne Johnson – $31.5 million
12. Johnny Depp – $30 milion
13. Leonardo DiCaprio – $29 million
13. Channing Tatum – $29 million
15. Chris Hemsworth – $27 million
15. Daniel Craig -$27 million
17. Matthew McConaughey -$26.5 million
18. Shah Rukh Khan – $26 million
18. Will Smith – $26 million
20. Matt Damon – $25 million
21. Hugh Jackman – $23 million
22. Ben Affleck – $19.5 million
22. Liam Neeson – $19.5 million
24. Chow Yun-fat – $18 million
24. Russell Crowe – $18 million
26. Seth Rogen -$17 million
27. George Clooney -$16.5 million
28. Brad Pitt – $16 million
28. Jonah Hill – $16 million
30. Will Ferrell – $15 million

 

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