It's good to be Iron Man —
The magazine touted the 49-year-old as "indisposable" to the Disney-owned Marvel franchise, with Mickey Mouse willing to pay Downey Jr. "whatever he demands" to ensure his involvement in the high-earning films.
The actor, expecting a third child, his second with wife Susan, has appeared in three
Downey Jr. is filming "Avengers: Age of Ultron," slated for release in 2015. He "held out" during contract negotiations for that film, Forbes reported.
Incidentally, when Downey Jr. made the pregnancy announcement this month, he said he didn't "know if it's a 'man's world'" but was "certain women run it."
Coming in second — and $23 million lower — on the list of 10 actors is "The Fast & the Furious" star
In years past, blockbuster-franchise actors have often topped the list: "Mission Impossible's"
To calculate income, the mag consults agents, producers, lawyers and other "in-the-know folks" to calculate how much celebrities earned from entertainment-related work. The final figure doesn't deduct taxes, agent fees or the sundry costs of being a celebrity.