July 21, 2014 2:26 pm

Robert Downey Jr. tops ‘Forbes’ list of top earning actors

Robert Downey Jr., pictured in January 2014.

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TORONTO — Robert Downey Jr. once again tops the list of Hollywood’s highest paid actors, according to the annual ranking by Forbes.

The magazine said Downey’s estimated $75 million haul in the year ending June 2014 makes the Iron Man star the Top Earning Actor.

The 49-year-old star announced earlier this month he and wife Susan are expecting a daughter in November.

In second place is Dwayne Johnson, star of the new movie Hercules. He is estimated to have grossed $52 million in the last year.

Bradley Cooper is in third place with an estimated $46 million, followed by Leonardo DiCaprio with $39 million.

Chris Hemsworth debuts on the Forbes list in fifth place thanks to an estimated $37 million haul.

Liam Neeson is close behind with $36 million, followed by Ben Affleck and Christian Bale ($35 million each) and Will Smith and Mark Wahlberg ($32 million each).

Forbes said it compiled its list by consulting with agents, producers, lawyers and other industry insiders.

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