Robert Downey Jr. earned more than any other Hollywood actor in the last 12 months, according to a list compiled by Forbes. Also in the top 5 are Channing Tatum, Hugh Jackman, Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson.

Robert Downey JrRobert Downey Jr. at the Iron Man 3 premiere in London.

Robert Downey Jr. is Hollywood's highest paid actor with an estimated salary of $75 million in earnings. The list compares the salaries of actors by contacting agents, producers and managers to create a rough estimation of entertainer's yearly salaries (this list for the salary between June 2012 and June 2013). 

The Iron-Man actor is described by Forbes as a 'hit machine'. They continue to explain his vast earnings: "he's starred in six movies that have each grossed over $500 million at the box office worldwide". The two superhero films in which he starred over the last year, named The Avengers and Iron Man 3, each grossed over $1 billion. With figures like this, Downey Jr's salary pales in comparison, despite being a ridiculously large sum.

Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman at the London premiere of The Wolverine.

Hugh Jackman earned around $55, also the result of his superhero, Wolverine and X-Men films. The upcoming year is likely to be equally profitable as Hugh Jackman's next film The Wolverine is due out in cinemas later this month. 

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Channing Tatum's salary is estimated at $60 million. This is primarily owing to his business savvy. He starred and produced Magic Mike along with director Steven Soderburgh. Despite its small budget ($7million) the film raked in $167 million, so Tatum gained a tidy return.

4th on the list is Mark Wahlberg and 5th is Dwayne Johnson.

Channing Tatum
Channing Tatum at the premiere of White House Down.