6 Marvel Cinematic Universe actors who are among the highest-paid celebrities in the world
- Six actors from the Marvel Cinematic Universe made Forbes' 2019 list of the world's highest-paid celebrities.
- They include Thor actor Chris Hemsworth and Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr.
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Being a Marvel superhero has its perks.
Six actors who play characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe are among the highest-paid celebrities in the world, according to Forbes' 2019 Celebrity 100 list published on Wednesday.They include Thor actor Chris Hemsworth, who earned more in the past year than the other five MCU actors on the list; Iron Man himself Robert Downey Jr; and Bradley Cooper, who voices "Guardians of the Galaxy's" talking raccoon, Rocket.
The Forbes Celebrity 100 ranks entertainers around the world based on their pretax earnings from June 1, 2018 to June 1, 2019.
Marvel actors usually earn more the longer they star in the franchise. Downey made $500,000 for the first "Iron Man" movie in 2008, but earned a whopping $75 million a decade later for his 2018 turn in "Avengers: Infinity War," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Hemsworth started out with $150,000 for 2011's "Thor," but has earned $15 million a movie since 2017's "Thor: Ragnarok."
Below are the six MCU actors who landed on Forbes' 2019 Celebrity 100 list: