No surprise here: Jennifer Lawrence is the highest paid actress in Hollywood

This year Jennifer Lawrence has made more money than Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock, Angelina Jolie, Anne Hathaway and Emma Stone combined. ...

Forbes released their annual “best paid actors and actresses” list Thursday and its no surprise that 25-year-old Jennifer Lawrence is at the top of the actress list with $52 million earned in the past year. Scarlett Johansson and Melissa McCarthy round out the top 3, earning $35.5 million and $23 million, respectively. While last year’s biggest earner, Sandy Bullock, who made $51 million in 2014, dropped down to 15th from the top spot, only making $8 million in the past 12-months.

Vulture states that Forbes’ numbers come from box-office data and reflect the earnings before management fees and taxes; they also include endorsement deals.

Here’s the full list of highest paid actresses:

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

If you’re wondering who topped the male list it was, for the third year in a row, Robert Downey Jr.


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