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It’s Be a Millionaire Day: Highest paid stars

Robert Downey Jr.
Photo by Theo Wargo

We would all love to get our hands on a million bucks. Fortunately for you, today you can! Well, so to speak. May 20 is Be a Millionaire Day! The day that you are allowed to splurge and act like a million bucks. Today is also a great opportunity to make some smart decisions and plans to invest on a possible wealthy future.

According to Forbes, these are the highest paid actors of 2013: Number one is Robert Downey Jr. with $75 million. Downey Jr.’s earnings come from his work in “The Avengers,” the highest-grossing movie of all time.

Second is Channing Tatum with $60 million. Tatum’s work in 2013 includes “White House Down,” “This is the End,” and “G.I. Joe: Retaliation.” Following Tatum is Hugh Jackman with $55 million. Jackman is best known for playing Wolverine. He also scored an Oscar nomination for his work in “Les Miserables.”

Fourth is Mark Wahlberg with $52 million. Wahlberg starred in one of the most unexpected hits of 1012, “Ted.” The comedy earned over $550 million, having a budget of $50 million. Wahlberg can next be seen in “Transformers.” In fifth place is Dwayne Johnson with $46 million. Johnson starred in “Fast & Furious 6” and “G.I. Joe: Retaliation.”

The bottom five of the top 10 are:

6. Leonardo DiCaprio with $39 million
7. Adam Sandler with $37 million
8. Tom Cruise with $35 million
9. Denzel Washington with $33 million
10. Liam Neeson with $32 million

Now don’t you wish you could celebrate Be a Millionaire Day every day like these stars? Here are a few ways to participate in this odd holiday:

Go out and splurge! Allow yourself to buy whatever your heart desires. If you really rather not spend so much money, go out and buy a lottery ticket or hit a casino – it might be your lucky day!

A smart choice would be to open up a savings account or to make a payment towards your debts. Also, keep in mind that we go back to our regular lives the next day, so don’t make any risky decision you might later regret.