Jennifer Lawrence Is the World's Highest Paid Actress

Forbes has released their annual list of the world’s highest paid actresses. Topping the list: Jennifer Lawrence, Scarlett Johansson, and Melissa McCarthy.

Here is the complete list, via Variety and CBS This Morning:

Jennifer Lawrence: $52,000,000

Scarlett Johansson: $35,500,000

Melissa McCarthy: $23,000,000

Bingbing Fan: $21,000,000

Jennifer Aniston: $16,500,000

Julia Roberts: $16,000,000

Angelina Jolie: $15,000,000

Reese Witherspoon: $15,000,000

Anne Hathaway: $12,000,000

Kristen Stewart: $12,000,000

Cameron Diaz: $11,000,000

Gwyneth Paltrow: $9,000,000

Meryl Streep: $8,000,000

Amanda Seyfried: $8,000,000

Sandra Bullock: $8,000,000

Emma Stone: $6,500,000

Mila Kunis: $6,500,000

Natalie Portman: $6,000,000

Apart from Chinese actress Bingbing Fan, all of the represented actresses are American (Mila Kunis was born in Ukraine, but now has U.S. citizenship) and white (Cameron Diaz—though Latina—identifies as English, Scots-Irish, German, and Spanish-Cuban).


Thanks to her work on The Hunger Games series, very rich woman Jennifer Lawrence was previously ranked as the highest grossing action heroine ever. Despite her high earning potential, she still often makes less than her male colleagues.

Now, if one of these wealthy broads could lend me the two dollars I’m trying to scrape together for an iced coffee right now, I’d truly appreciate it.

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