Top 4 Highest Paid Actresses in Hollywood
Here’s the scoop on today’s wealthiest actresses, plus a few major celebrities who have been knocked off the top-10 list.
Highest paid actresses in the world
- Jennifer Lawrence: J-Law is making bank thanks to hit movies like The Hunger Games and the upcoming film, Passengers. At age 26, she’s not only the youngest actress on the top 10 list – she’s the only one under age 30! Her yearly income? Roughly $46 million. Although she holds the top spot among women in Hollywood, she has been vocal about the persistent pay gap that exists between male and female actors after learning that her male co-stars in American Hustle got paid significantly more than she did.
- Melissa McCarthy: the queen of Hollywood comedy is pulling in approximately $33 million this year, making her the second highest paid actress. The blockbuster Ghostbusters is the main reason behind the $10 million increase in income compared to last year.
- Scarlett Johansson: Scar-Jo was #2 on last year’s list, but has been bumped down to third place for 2016. Her yearly income is around $25 million.
- Jennifer Aniston: you might not have seen Anniston in many movies lately, but that hasn’t stopped her from bringing in around $21 million a year, mostly thanks to sponsorship deals (deservedly so – every time I see her in an Aveeno commercial, I feel a sudden urge to buy their lotions).
Famous actresses who are no longer in the top 10
Many of the actresses you might guess as being among the highest paid in Hollywood no longer have that distinction. Here are five leading ladies who have fallen off the top 10 list of highest paid actresses:
- Sandra Bullock
- Angelina Jolie
- Kristen Stewart
- Reese Witherspoon
- Cameron Diaz