Forbes: Jennifer Lawrence Highest Paid Actress of 2015

Forbes released its 2015 list of the world’s highest paid actresses on Wednesday, and star Jennifer Lawrence sits alone at the top.

Last year’s highest paid starlet, Sandra Bullock, earned $8 million over a mostly inactive year, but her $51 million earnings in 2014 were beaten by Lawrence this year, who hauled in an estimated $52 million.

Actress Scarlett Johansson comes in at No. 2 with $35.5 million, followed by Melissa McCarthy with $23 million, and Chinese actress Bingbing Fan, who earned $21 million. Jennifer Aniston rounds out the top five, with $16.5 million in earnings.

While Lawrence tops the list of Hollywood’s highest paid women, Robert Downey Jr. has has been named the highest paid actor for the third year in a row, earning $80 million.

Jackie Chan, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, and Adam Sandler round out the top five in that list, which, according to Entertainment Weekly, includes 21 men who made at least $20 million. Only four women earned that much from June 2014 to June 2015.

Per Variety, here are Hollywood’s 15 highest female earners:

  1. Jennifer Lawrence: $52,000,000
  2. Scarlett Johansson: $35,500,000
  3. Melissa McCarthy: $23,000,000
  4. Bingbing Fan: $21,000,000
  5. Jennifer Aniston: $16,500,000
  6. Julia Roberts: $16,000,000
  7. Angelina Jolie: $15,000,000
  8. Reese Witherspoon: $15,000,000
  9. Anne Hathaway: $12,000,000
  10. Kristen Stewart: $12,000,000
  11. Cameron Diaz: $11,000,000
  12. Gwyneth Paltrow: $9,000,000
  13. Meryl Streep: $8,000,000
  14. Amanda Seyfried: $8,000,000
  15. Sandra Bullock: $8,000,000


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