Robert Downey Jr. is the world's highest-paid actor and he'll rake in ~$80 million this year

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Robert Downey Jr. Is World's Top-Earning Actor

Forbes' World's Highest-Paid Actors list is out and Robert Downey Jr. is once again at the top of the heap.

Downey Jr.'s $80 million 2015 earning comes from being the leader of the Marvel Studios universe as superhero Iron Man. This year he returned as part of The Avengers in "Avengers: Age of Ultron," which has grossed $1.4 billion worldwide since its release in May. The third-highest grossing movie of 2015.

This is the third consecutive year Downey Jr. has topped the Forbes list.

Photos of Robert Downey Jr. from over the years:

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Actor Robert Downey Jr. (R) and his wife, producer Susan Downey, attend at the BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards, October 30, 2014 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. . AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Actor Robert Downey Jr. (R) poses belly-to-belly with his wife, producer Susan Downey, at the BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards, October 30, 2014 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. . AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Actor Robert Downey Jr. (R) poses belly-to-belly with his wife, producer Susan Downey, at the BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards, October 30, 2014 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. . AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 01: Actor Robert Downey Jr. and producer/wife Susan Downey arrive for the Premiere Of Warner Bros. Pictures And Village Roadshow Pictures' 'The Judge' held at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on October 1, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 01: Actor Robert Downey Jr. and producer/wife Susan Downey arrive for the Premiere Of Warner Bros. Pictures And Village Roadshow Pictures' 'The Judge' held at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on October 1, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 01: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been converted from color to B/W) Actor Robert Downey Jr. and his wife Producer Susan Downey arrive for the Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures' Premiere of 'the Judge' at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on October 1, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 04: Actor Robert Downey Jr. and wife Susan Downey attend 'The Judge' premiere held at at Roy Thomson Hall on September 4, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA- APRIL 24: Actor Robert Downey Jr. and wife Susan Downey arrive at the 'Iron Man 3' - Los Angeles Premiere at the El Capitan Theatre on April 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 24: Actor Robert Downey, Jr. and wife Susan Downey arrive at the 'Iron Man 3' - Los Angeles Premiere at the El Capitan Theatre on April 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 24: Actor Robert Downey Jr. (L) and his wife Susan Downey attend the U.S. Premiere of Marvel's Iron Man 3 hosted by Audi at the El Capitan Theatre on April 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Audi)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 24: Actor Robert Downey Jr. (L) and his wife, Susan Downey, attend the premiere of Walt Disney Pictures' 'Iron Man 3' at the El Capitan Theatre on April 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 24: Actor Robert Downey Jr. (R) and wife producer Susan Downey attend the premiere of Walt Disney Pictures' 'Iron Man 3' at the El Capitan Theatre on April 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 11: Actor Robert Downey Jr. and his wife Susan Downey arrive at the premiere of Marvel Studios' 'The Avengers' at the El Capitan Theatre on April 11, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 13: Robert Downey Jr. and wife Susan Downey arrive at the 25th Annual American Cinematheque Award Honoring Robert Downey Jr. at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 14, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 13: Robert Downey Jr. and wife Susan Downey arrive at the 25th Annual American Cinematheque Award Honoring Robert Downey Jr. at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 14, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
Actor Robert Downey Jr. and wife, Producer Susan Downey arrive at the premiere of 'Unknown” in Los Angeles, California on February 16, 2011. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
Actor Robert Downey Jr. and wife, Producer Susan Downey arrive at the premiere of 'Unknown” in Los Angeles, California on February 16, 2011. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 28: Robert Downey Jr. and wife Susan Downey arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere of 'Due Date' at the Grauman's Chinese Theater on October 28, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
Actor Robert Downey Jr. and wife producer Susan Downey arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere 'Iron Man 2' at the El Capitan Theatre on April 26, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Actor Robert Downey Jr and his wife, executive producer Susan Downey (R) arrive for the world premiere of Iron Man 2 at the El Capitan Theater n the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on April 26, 2010. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Actor Robert Downey Jr. (L) and wife Susan Downey attend the 82nd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theater on March 7, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD - MARCH 07: Actor Robert Downey Jr. and wife Susan Downey arrives at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards held at Kodak Theatre on March 7, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 02: Robert Downey Jr. (R) and his wife Susan Downey (L) attend a game between the Indiana Pacers and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on March 2, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 13: Actor Robert Downey Jr and wife producer Susan Downey attends 'Sherlock Holmes' premiere at Kinepolis cinema on January 13, 2010 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 13: Actor Robert Downey Jr and wife producer Susan Downey attends 'Sherlock Holmes' premiere at Kinepolis cinema on January 13, 2010 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 17: Actor Robert Downey Jr. and his wife Susan Downey attend the premiere of 'Sherlock Holmes' at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on December 17, 2009 in New York, New York. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 18: Actor Robert Downey Jr. (R) and wife Susan Downey arrive at the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival's Opening Night Premiere of 'Paper Man' held at the Mann Village Theatre on June 18, 2009 in Westwood, Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 15: Actor Robert Downey Jr. kisses his wife Susan during a game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on March 15, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2009 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21: Actor Robert Downey Jr. and wife Susan Levin attend the Creative Coalition party for festival film 'A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints' at the Racquet Club during the Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2006 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
TORONTO - SEPTEMBER 08: Actor Robert Downey Jr. and wife Susan Levin attend the Toronto International Film Festival premiere after party for 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang' at PUR September 08, 2005 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
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Coming in second on the list is Jackie Chan at $50 million. The international star is beloved in his homeland of China, and this year he starred in the country's biggest movie of the year, "Dragon Blade," opposite John Cusack and Adrien Brody (the film comes to the US in September).

Rounding out the top five are Vin Diesel ($47 million), Bradley Cooper ($41.5 million), and Adam Sandler ($41 million), though the latter is coming off another box office disappointment with "Pixels."

Other notables on the list include Tom Cruise ($40 million), Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson ($31.5 million), Johnny Depp ($30 million), Leonardo DiCaprio ($29 million), Will Smith ($26 million), and newcomers Seth Rogen ($17 million) and Jonah Hill ($16 million).

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Actors Bill Nighy (L) and Bradley Cooper attend American Theatre Wing's 69th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 21: Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence attend the after party of a screening of 'Serena' hosted by Magnolia Pictures And The Cinema Society With Dior Beauty on March 21, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Actors Bradley Cooper and Victor Garber attend Sardi's Caricature Unveiling at Sardi's on May 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 13: Taya Kyle (L) and Bradley Cooper attend the opening of 'American Sniper' at the Burke Theater at the U.S. Navy Memorial on January 13, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0187 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Bradley Cooper during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on January 5, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 13: Bradley Cooper attends the opening of 'American Sniper' at the Burke Theater at the U.S. Navy Memorial on January 13, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 15: Actors Sienna Miller and Bradley Cooper attend the 'American Sniper' New York Premiere at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on December 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
Actor Bradley Cooper during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on January 5, 2015. (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 07: (L-R) Bradley Cooper, Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola attend 'The Elephant Man' Broadway Opening Night - Curtain Call at the Booth Theater on December 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK NY - NOVEMBER 12: Bradley Cooper sighting on November 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0148 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Bradley Cooper and host Jimmy Fallon play 'Egg Russian Roulette' on October 17, 2014 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Anna Wintour, Suki Waterhouse and Bradley Cooper head to J Sheeky restaurant for dinner on September 15, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Keith Hewitt/GC Images)
From left, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, and Jeremy Renner speak on stage at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
From left, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bradley Cooper and Liev Schreiber attend The Weinstein Company's Golden Globes after party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
From left, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, winners of the award for best motion picture - comedy or musical for "American Hustle" pose in the press room at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Julia Roberts, left, and Bradley Cooper arrive at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in Palm Springs, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Actors Gerard Butler, right, and Bradley Cooper prior to the Men's singles final match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Sunday, July 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Actor Bradley Cooper, center, listens during a panel discussion at the National Conference on Mental Health, Monday, June 3, 2013, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Cooper and Glenn Close were among those gathering at the White House for a conference on mental health, organized as part of President Barack Obama's response to last year's shooting massacre at a Connecticut elementary school. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Bradley Cooper arrive at Warner Bros. Premiere of The Hangover: Part III, on Monday, May, 20, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Warner Bros./AP Images)
Bradley Cooper attends the TIME 100 Gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world, at the Frederick P. Rose Hall, Time Warner Center on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Tina Fey, left, and Bradley Cooper present an award onstage during the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 08: (L-R) Actors Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish and Robert De Niro attend Relativity Media's world premiere of 'Limitless' presented by DeLeon Tequila at Regal Union Square Theatre, Stadium 14 on March 8, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Relativity Media)
Bradley Cooper, a cast member in "The Hangover Part II," poses with fans at the premiere of the film, Thursday, May 19, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
From left, actors Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and director Todd Phillips, from the upcoming film "The Hangover Part II", pose for a portrait in Beverly Hills, Calif., Wednesday, May 18, 2011. The film opens in theatres May 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Actor Bradley Cooper arrives at Spike TV "Guy's Choice" awards in Culver City, Calif., on Saturday, June 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Bradley Cooper, left, and Sandra Bullock, fellow cast members in "All About Steve," strike a pose at the premiere of the film in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Actors Gerard Butler and Bradley Cooper rehearse on stage prior to the 82nd Academy Awards Friday, March 5, 2010, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Actor Bradley Cooper, a cast member in the upcoming film "The Hangover," poses for a portrait, Saturday, May 16, 2009 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
Actor Bradley Cooper accepts the Comedy Star of the Year award at the ShoWest 2009 Award Ceremony, Thursday, April 2, 2009, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Photo by: Walter Weissman/starmaxinc.com ©2006 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Telephone/Fax: (212) 995-1196 3/8/06 Bradley Cooper at the premiere of "Failure to Launch". (NYC) (Star Max via AP Images)
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Forbes determines their list between June 1, 2014 and June 1, 2015 through earnings before subtracting management fees and taxes. Figures are based on data from Nielsen, Box Office Mojo, and IMDb as well a interviews with agents, managers, lawyers, and the actors.

A separate list of highest-paid actresses will be released by Forbes later this year.

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