We all know that becoming a successful actress requires talent, hard work and in some cases, a little bit of luck as well. The result? Fame, recognition and not to mention, a lot of MONEY! Keeping this in mind, which actresses are making the most bank? Below, you will find out who is rolling deep in the dough and why:
1. Jennifer Lawrence ($46 Million)
The list’s youngest member, Jennifer Lawrence, is the highest paid actress in the world for the second year running. Tinseltown’s golden girl took a cut of profits from the $653.4 million box office gross for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ and plumped her checkbook with whopping upfront fees.
2. Melissa McCarthy ($33 Million)
With $33 million, plus-sized actress and model, Melissa McCarthy lands at the number 2 spot of highest paid actresses in the world. Besides earning an 8-figure upfront fee for starring in the ‘Ghostbusters’ remake, McCarthy also earns from her own all-sizes clothing line.
3. Scarlett Johansson ($25 Million)
Scarlett Johansson makes it at number three. In addition to movies, Johansson also earns big money with Dolce & Gabbana endorsements. As her films have made over $3.3 billion, she is the highest-grossing actress of all time!
4. Jennifer Aniston ($21 Million)
Taking the fourth place on this list is Jennifer Aniston. With $21 million, Aniston makes most of her money through endorsements. She is a spokesmodel for Emirates airlines, Aveeno, Smart Water and Living Proof.
5. Fan Bingbing ($17 Million)
With earnings of $17 million, Fan Bingbing is the only Chinese actress on this list. She makes it into the ranks thanks to roles in local movies like ‘Lady of the Dynasty’ and ‘Skiptrace’. Bingbing also starred in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ and has done advertisements for L’Oreal and Chopard.
6. Charlize Theron ($16.5 Million)
Charlize Theron comes at the fourth place with $16.5 million. She reprised her Queen Raveena role in the ‘Snow White’ sequel ‘Huntsman: Winter’s War’ and was also named in Time Magazine’s 2016 list of “The 100 Most Influential People” .
7. Amy Adams ($13.5 Million)
Amy Adams is at number seven in this list. With earnings of $13.5 million, the 5-time Oscar nominee plays the role of Lois Lane in ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’, and has also won two Golden Globe Awards.
8. Julia Roberts ($12 Million)
With an estimated $12 million in earnings, Julia Roberts takes the eight spot on the list of highest paid actresses in the world. She was among the top-earning female actresses between 2005 to 2006 and left an impression at the box office with Money Monster, also starring George Clooney.
9. Mila Kunis ($11 Million)
Bad Moms star, Mila Kunis, is on number nine with estimated earnings of $11 million. Besides movies, Kunis also cashes with advertisements for Jim Beam and Gemfields.
10. Deepika Padukone ($10 Million)
India’s highest paid actress, Deepika Padukone, makes her way into the ranks with hits like Bajirao Mastani. While she has earned less for roles than her counterparts in Hollywood, she compensates well with more than a dozen lucrative endorsements.