Robert Downey Jr. made his first Marvel movie in 2008 and since then has been raking in the cash.
And with the tremendous success of the final Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movie, “Avengers: Endgame,” Iron Man himself is on pace to make the biggest salary of his long career.
According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter, the 54-year-old actor made around $75 million in for “Infinity War” because of a very unique financial arrangement he reportedly made with Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige.
Downey Jr. gets backend pay which means he gets a percentage of the film’s box office success after it’s released, according to THR. “Infinity War” made more than $2 billion worldwide and “Endgame” has already earned more than $1.2 billion in its first weekend, so it’s safe to say his final check will be massive.
The star also negotiated a staggering $5 million a day for three days of work on the 2017 blockbuster, “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”
Is Meghan Markle in labor?
The Duchess of Sussex and husband Prince Harry took a private helicopter to their new home this Tuesday, April 30, sparking rumors that they’re getting ready to welcome their royal baby!
Meghan, 37, had been under 24-hour care and security at Kensington Palace as she awaited the birth of her first child, but it seems baby Sussex will be born later than expected.
This morning, Meghan and Harry, 34, took the royals’ Sikorsky S76 C++ chopper to their new Frogmore Cottage pad on the grounds of Windsor Castle. Their hush-hush trip came days after Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, flew to London to help with the birth.
“The fact heavily-pregnant Meghan is being allowed to fly, even at low altitudes in a helicopter, suggests her due date is far later than people thought,” a source exclusively told RadarOnline.com.
The palace insider said the couple’s last-minute trip could also mean she’s chosen Frimley Park Hospital to give birth as it is the maternity facility closest to their cottage.
There has also been speculation the former Suits actress could have a home birth, but the palace insider said there is “no chance” the family will allow her to, as the “safety of the royal baby is paramount.”
It was reported this week that Sunday, April 28, was Meghan’s official due date, but there are also rumors she is not set to have her baby until May 17.
As Radar readers know, Meghan has recruited her own team of U.S. medics to aid her during labor after learning the hospitals nearest to her London homes have been hit by a shocking string of health scares. The mom-to-be has four units to choose from for her upcoming first birth – but all were slammed by British government inspectors.
The Mulberry Birth Centre in Frimley Park Hospital is the closest maternity ward to the Duke and Duchess’ home at Windsor Castle, but the maternity unit reported a lack of midwives.