Robert Downey Junior is Hollywood’s highest-paid actor

Something for the weekend…

Robert Downey Jr-SFTW-2015

Robert Downey Junior has been named Hollywood’s highest-paid actor by Forbes magazine, with average earnings of £51.2 ($80) million between June 2014 and June 2015.

Also topping the list are Jackie Chan, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper and Adam Sandler.

The top 15 highest-paid actors are:

1. Robert Downey Junior (pictured): £51.2 million.

2. Jackie Chan: £32 million.

3. Vin Diesel: £30 million.

4. Bradley Cooper: £26.5 million.

5. Adam Sandler: £26.2 million.

6. Tom Cruise: £25.6 million.

7-joint. Amitabh Bachchan and Salman Khan: £21.4 million.

9. Akshay Kumar: £20.8 million.

10. Mark Wahlberg: £20.5 million.

11. Dwayne Johnson (‘The Rock’):  £20.1 million.

12. Johnny Depp: £19.2 million.

13-joint. Leonardo Di Caprio and Channing Tatum: £18.5 million.

15-joint. Daniel Craig and Chris Hemsworth: £17.3 million.

At Employee Benefits, we are wondering if employers will follow suit and introduce salaries in line with those of Hollywood and Bollywood’s biggest stars, even if we do lack their acting ability…