Robert Downey Jr tops Forbes` world`s highest paid actor

Los Angeles: `Avengers` star Robert Downey Jr has been named as the world`s most profitable celebrity according to Forbes magazine`s annual list of highest paid actors.

The 48-year-old actor has earned approx USD 75 million since last year with profiting huge amounts from starring in `The Avengers` and `Iron Man 3` as he had his share in the film`s total earnings at the box office, reported Forbes online.

Director Steven Soderbergh and Robert independently financed and produced `Magic Mike` which also grossed in good profits.

Downey Jr has taken the top position in 10 highest paid actors from June 2012-2013 in the world ahead of several well-known celebrities like Channing Tatum, Hugh Jackman, Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne `The Rock` Johnson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Adam Sandler, Tom Cruise, Denzel Washington and Liam Neeson.

PTI

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