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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