Forbes: Jennifer Lawrence Highest Paid Actress of 2015

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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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