Three actors have played Spiderman, two actors have played Batman in the last two decades but guess which actor has become irreplaceable as a superhero character? Yes, you guessed it right, it’s Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man. He kickstarted the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2008, and since then, Robert and Tony Stark are synonyms. Robert Downey Jr. is the world’s most popular person in 2019 and Avengers: Endgame is proof of it.

Why Is Robert Downey Jr. Most Popular Person In 2019?

Here are a few of the many reasons why Robert Downey’s popularity never decreases and has only excelled in 2019.

Inspires People

Robert had a rough childhood and youth. He became a drug addict at the tender age of 6 because of his dad’s encouragement to drugs. From 1996 to 2001, RDJ was arrested multiple times for drug-related charges. In 1997, he was sentenced to jail for six months, and then in 1999; he was sentenced to prison for one year and spent time by washing dishes in the kitchen for eight cents an hour. 

He tried much therapy to get rid of drug addiction, but all in vain. In 2000, he was fired from a series for drug possession and went almost bankrupt.

His life changed when in 2003, he met Susan, who insisted on marrying him only if he gets rid of drug addiction. He entered into a program and started doing meditation and yoga. After years of struggle, he described it as coming out of a coma after twenty years.

In 2008, started MCU as Iron Man and has appeared in films like Iron Man 2, Avengers, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame, which recently grossed over USD 2.2 Billion worldwide. 

Did you know that out of the top ten highest grossing movies of all time, five films belong to MCU and RDJ has appeared in four out of them! 


Versatile Actor

Apart from playing the world’s favorite superhero, Robert also played a detective, Sherlock Holmes in 2009 and 2011, a journalist in mystery thriller Zodiac, comedy Chaplin in 1992, a lawyer in crime/drama in 2004’s The Judge, and so many more remarkable films which make him popular among moviegoers.

Stays Grounded 

Robert Downey actively participates in charity works and donates a massive amount of his income in helping children who suffer from rare diseases. He respects his co-stars and considers every co-actor his family.

He Is Funny And Sarcastic, Naturally

If you watch Robert’s interviews on YouTube, you will understand that Tony Stark has become his default personality.

He Lives As Tony Stark

Robert is currently among the highest paid actors in the world. Robert was paid USD 5,00,000 for Iron Man, USD 10 Million for Iron Man 2, USD 50 Million for Iron Man 3,  USD 75 Million for Avengers: Age Of Ultron. Robert is reportedly paid USD 100 Million for Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame.

Robert also has a huge fan following on social media. He has over 29.4 million likes on the Facebook page, 14.1 million followers on Twitter, and over 41.6 million followers on Instagram. In the Endgame, Tony Stark sacrifices himself to save the universe, and that’s where Robert Downey ends his journey in MCU. This fact made him one of the most talked about person this year. All these factors surely make Robert Downey Jr. Most Popular Person In The World Right Now.