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2015-08-05 15:00

Los Angeles - Robert Downey Jr has been named the world's highest-paid actor.

The 50-year-old actor has topped Forbes magazine's annual list for the third year in a row, after earning a huge $80m in the period June 2014-June 2015, $30m more than runner-up Jackie Chan.

Fast and Furious star Vin Diesel placed third on the list with $47m, while Bradley Cooper and Adam Sandler rounded out the top five, with earnings of $41.5m and $41m respectively.

Forbes have changed the way they compiled the list this year to include those working solely in the international movie industry, which meant 12 newcomers have joined the list, including three in the top 10.

Ted 2 star Mark Wahlberg completed the top 10 with $32 million.

Here are the world's highest paid actors according to Forbes:

1. Robert Downey Jr - US$80 million
2. Jackie Chan - US$50 milion
3. Vin Diesel - US$47 million
4. Bradley Cooper - US$41.5 million
5. Adam Sandler - US$41 million
6. Tom Cruise - US$40 million
7. Amitabh Bachchan - US$33.5 million
7. Salman Khan - US$33.5 million
9. Akshay Kumar - US$ 32.5 million
10. Mark Wahlberg - US$32 million


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