“Iron Man” Robert Downey Jr. placed third on the list, taking home $81 million, making some $15 million up front for his smaller role in 2017’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and more than twice that for “Avengers: Infinity War.” His co-star in “Avengers,” Chris Hemsworth, ranked fourth, making $64.5 million.
Rounding out the top five, international film star Jackie Chan, China’s top movie star, who took home $45.5 million.
Forbes reported the highest paid female star, topping the list of the actresses earning the biggest bucks in Hollywood, was Scarlett Johansson. Her earnings are in part directly related to her involvement in the blockbuster superhero films, otherwise the top-paid women in Hollywood made a combined dismal $186 million compared to the top 10 highest paid men who generated $748.5 million over the past year, Forbes reported.
Women are still earning just over 80 cents to every dollar a man makes and that number is worse for minority women.
Forbes used information from Nielsen, Box Office Mojo, Com Score and IMDB, along with industry interviews to compile its annual list of the top 10 highest paid women and men in Hollywood.