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Jackie Chan, Chow Yun-fat, Andy Lau Tak-wah among richest stars

China Daily/Agencies | Updated: 2015-08-07 07:42

Jackie Chan, Chow Yun-fat, Andy Lau Tak-wah among richest stars

Robert Downey Jr. and Jackie Chan top Forbes' list of highest-paid actors this year.

Forbes' latest list of top-earning actors features Hollywood, Bollywood and Chow Yun-fat.

Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr was named the world's top-earning actor on Tuesday by Forbes, taking first place on a list that featured leading men from Hollywood and Bollywood for the first time on a global level.

Downey, 50, earned an estimated $80 million between June 2014 and June 2015, spurred by the success of this year's superhero ensemble Avengers: Age of Ultron, which grossed more than $1.3 billion worldwide.

Second-place honors went to veteran Chinese actor and martial arts star Jackie Chan, 61, who Forbes said had earned $50 million in the past year from Hollywood and China joint productions such as Dragon Blade and merchandise as well.

Chan came in ahead of Hollywood stars Vin Diesel, who grabbed third place with $47 million mainly due to his stake in the Fast and Furious franchise, as well as Bradley Cooper, Adam Sandler and Tom Cruise.

Sandler, 48, whose most recent big budget film Pixels performed poorly in the global box office, still earned $41 million over the past year, in part due to his production deals with Sony studios and Netflix.

Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar, all staples of Indian cinema, also featured in the top 10, with 72-year-old Bachchan and 49-year-old Khan tying at No 7 with $33.5 million each. Kumar, 47, came in at No 9 with $32.5 million.

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