Do you know, who is the highest paid actress in the world? Hollywood is home to some of the most highest paid actors and actresses in the world. With billion dollar franchises, its no wonder that Hollywood actors and actresses command some serious paychecks. Today we are going to take a look at the world’s top 10 highest paid actresses right now. Sofia Vergara concluded her run on ABC’s Modern Family and began her tenure as a judge on America’s Got Talent, topped the list with total earnings of ($43m/£33.2m). Angelina Jolie is second with $35.5 million, followed by Gal Gadot with $31.5 million.
The list for 2020 has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic because several high-profile film releases have been delayed. That’s why the list is largely dominated by TV stars and titles released on streaming platforms, including Netflix.
Following is the annual list naming the top 10 highest-paid actresses of 2020 by Forbes.
The Highest-Paid Actresses 2020:
- Viola Davis – $15.5m (£12m)
- Elisabeth Moss – $16m (£12.3m)
- Ellen Pompeo – $19m (£14.7m)
- Nicole Kidman – $22m (£17m)
- Emily Blunt – $22.5m (£17.4m)
- Meryl Streep – $24m (£18.5m)
- Melissa McCarthy – $25m (£19.3m)
- Gal Gadot – $31.5m (£24.3m)
- Angelina Jolie – $35.5m (£27.5m)
- Sofia Vergara – $43m (£33.2m)
The Highest-Paid Actresses of 2019:
And here’s how much the 10 highest paid actresses earn in the year. Scarlett Johansson, who plays Black Widow in the Avengers films, tops the list, pulled in $40 million in 2019. Angelina Jolie is second with $28 million, followed by Jennifer Aniston with $19.5 million.
10. Gal Gadot: $10 million
Since her debut with “The Fast and the Furious 6”, Israeli actress Gal Gadot has gone on to become Wonder Woman. She will return for her 2019 sequel, Wonder Woman 1984. With an estimated networth of $10 million, this is the first time Gal made it to the list Top 10 Highest Paid Actresses.
9. Melissa McCarthy: $12 million
Plus sized model and actress, with $12 million, Melissa McCarthy is at number 9 amongst highest paid actresses. She earned 8 figure upfront fee to star in Ghostbusters remake. Off screen, she designs her own all-sizes clothing line. Also Forbes named McCarthy in the list of top 10 highest-paid actress since 2015.
Although Life of the Party failed to live up to its hype, but the comedian still earned a whooping 12 million dollars.
8. Cate Blanchett: $12.5 million
Australian actress returns to the ranking of highest paid actresses in the world. Thanks to a ‘One For Me, One For Them’ approach, countering Oscar fodder Carol with the Marvel flick Thor: Ragnarok. This past year she made 12.5 million dollars despite the average performance of Oceans 8. The House with a Clock in Its Walls and 2018 Thor: Ragnarok make up the bulk of her earnings.
7. Julia Roberts: $13 million
‘Money Monster’ reunion with George Clooney, may not have fared well, but making her one of the most successful actresses in terms of box office receipts. In addition, the ‘Wonder’ plus earnings from older movies and a Lancome endorsement comprise much of Roberts’ payday.
Julia Roberts is here in our list at 7th spot with an estimated $13 million in earnings. Roberts had become one of the highest paid actresses in the world, topping The Hollywood Reporter’s annual “power list” of top-earning female stars from 2005 to 2006. Her fee for 1990’s Pretty Woman was $300,000; in 2003, she was paid an unprecedented $25 million for her role in Mona Lisa Smile (2003). As of 2010, Roberts’s net worth was estimated to be $140 million.
6. Mila Kunis: $16 million
Mila Kunis, with $16 million, here on our list of highest paid actresses this year. Following the success of Bad Moms, Mila Kunis is hot property in Hollywood. The hot brunette beauty made 16 million dollars with hits like Bad Moms Christmas and The Spy Who Dumped Me. Kunis also cashes with advertisements for Gemfields jewellry and Jim Beam whiskey.
5. Reese Witherspoon: $16.5 million
America’s sweetheart is an actress, producer, and entrepreneur. She is the recipient of several accolades, and has also been working behind the scenes as a producer a lot. Despite that she’s still amongst the highest paid actresses in Hollywood and earned 16.5 million dollars.
Witherspoon owns a production company Hello Sunshine, a clothing company Draper James, and she is actively involved in children’s and women’s advocacy organizations. Her income as an actress came from A Wrinkle in Time and the hit television series Big Little Lies.
4. Jennifer Lawrence: $18 million
Jennifer Lawrence was at the top on the ranking; Highest paid actresses in the world for last three consecutive year. The list’s youngest member is Tinseltown’s golden girl at the moment. Even without a Hunger Games movie, Lawrence earned $18 million last year. Despite that Lawrence makes the cut from upfront fees for the Mother! and Red Sparrow, plus a Dior contract.
3. Jennifer Aniston: $19.5 million
This year, In third place on the list of Highest Paid Actresses: Former ‘Friends’ star Jennifer Aniston with $19.5 million. She continues to bank millions thanks to regular roles in movies such as ‘The Yellow Birds’ but, makes most of her cash through endorsements. She added Emirates airlines advertisements to her Smartwater, Aveeno and Living Proof shills.
Jennifer Aniston will make more in the year 2019 with her Apple series with Reese Witherspoon. She will be paid an estimated 1.25 million dollars per episode.
2. Angelina Jolie: $28 million
Jolie earned a grand sum of $28 million in the year 2018. Her annual income has been in double digits for a while now, thanks to her pay for Maleficent 2.
1. Scarlett Johansson: $40.5 million
Scarlett Johansson tops the list of world’s highest paid actresses 2019 with $40.5 million pretax earnings in the last year.
Marvel’s Black Widow is earning big bucks from the Avengers franchise. The role of Black Widow alone has quadrupled Johansson’s 2017 earnings. She took home a whooping $40.5 million in 2018.
While Avengers: Endgame is the highest grosser of 2019 and 2nd highest grosser of all time. Hopefully the Black Widow again took home another handsome amount.
Emma Stone, who took the top spot on last year’s list after starring in La La Land, has now dropped out of the top 10 completely.
Here’s below the full list of top 10 highest paid actresses in the world 2018.
- Emma Stone ($26 million)
- Jennifer Aniston ($25.5 million)
- Jennifer Lawrence ($24 million)
- Melissa McCarthy ($18 million)
- Mila Kunis ($15.5 million)
- Emma Watson ($14 million)
- Charlize Theron ($14 million)
- Cate Blanchett ($12 million)
- Julia Roberts ($12 million)
- Amy Adams ($11.5 million)