Jennifer Lawrence Tops Forbes List of Highest-Paid Film Actresses of 2015

Jennifer Lawrence Tops Forbes List of Highest-Paid Film Actresses of 2015
cherrielou Aug 24, 2015 16:17

Forbes has released its list of best-paid actresses, and it will come asno surprise at all that 25-year-old J.Law is crushing it at the very top. Lawrence raked in $52 million pre-tax during Forbes’ 12-month time frame — nearly $20 million more than in 2014. She stole the top spot from Sandra Bullock (who went from $51 million to $8 million). Not so close on J.Law’s heels are Scarlett Johansson and Melissa McCarthy, who bagged $35.5 million and $23 million, respectively, for the second and third spots. Forbes notes this is its first “global” index — though only one non-American, Chinese star Bingbing Fan, made the cut. The numbers reportedly come from box-office data and reflect the earnings before management fees and taxes; they also include endorsement deals.



Forbes also points out that although the figures at the top might look large, the findings underscore that Hollywood’s gender pay-gap is still a veritable chasm. The magazine published its leading-men list earlier this month, which included 34 people earning a total of $941 million. The cutoff to make the women’s list was $6 million, while the men’s was $13 million. Four women notched more than $20 million; 21 men did the same. The move toward wage equality is proceeding glacially.


Here are your leading women:


1. Jennifer Lawrence: $52 million
2. Scarlett Johansson: $35.5 million
3. Melissa McCarthy: $23 million
4. Bingbing Fan: $21 million
5. Jennifer Aniston: $16.5 million
6. Julia Roberts: $16 million
7. Angelina Jolie: $15 million
8. Reese Witherspoon: $15 million
9. Anne Hathaway: $12 million
10. Kristen Stewart: $12 million
11. Cameron Diaz: $11 million
12. Gwyneth Paltrow: $9 million
13. Meryl Streep: $8 million
14. Amanda Seyfried: $8 million
15. Sandra Bullock: $8 million
16. Emma Stone: $6.5 million
17. Mila Kunis: $6.5 million
18. Natalie Portman: $6 million


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rasklnik
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The World is sitting on the brink of WW3, Russia is in Ukraine, NATO is freaking out, Refugees flee Africa and the Middle East, China terrorizes its neighbors, and you want to talk about an ACTRESS!?

Sep 02, 2015 10:09 Report Abuse

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sorrel
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I would say the majority of people don't care about any of this: do i know these people, do they have an impact of my daily life? No.

Aug 30, 2015 21:43 Report Abuse

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Guest2342446
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Depends of our own interests

May 15, 2016 19:58 Report Abuse

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YangYuanHan
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It's amazing that nobody in America even knows who Fan Bingbing is.

Aug 27, 2015 07:58 Report Abuse