Robert Downey Jr tops Hollywood earnings with US$75m last year

Downey Jr pulled off his impressive earnings thanks to endorsements and being a key part of the lucrative Iron Man and Avengers films. -- PHOTO: REUTERS 
Downey Jr pulled off his impressive earnings thanks to endorsements and being a key part of the lucrative Iron Man and Avengers films. -- PHOTO: REUTERS 

The star of the Iron Man film franchise Robert Downey Jr raked in US$75 million (S$96.25 million) last year, making him the highest paid Hollywood actor, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Downey Jr pulled off his impressive earnings thanks to endorsements and being a key part of the lucrative Iron Man and Avengers films.

Other actors such as Dwayne Johnson and Liam Neeson also took in huge pay cheques, with The Rock netting US$52 million and the Taken star earning US$40 million.

The Hollywood Reporter also revealed the salaries of a variety of jobs in Hollywood, from directors, agents to publicists.