Forbes Highest Earning Actresses 2014: Sandra Bullock tops list with $51 million
Sandra Bullock has topped the Forbes‘ List Of Highest Earning Actresses in 2014 taking home an estimated $51 million.
Sandra Bullock brought in $716 million in global box office takings and was a hit with critics.
Jennifer Lawrence is second on the list with a reported $34 million thanks to her share in Hunger Games.
Jennifer Aniston ranks third highest earning with $31 million after her role in Horrible Bosses.
Despite Sandra Bullock’s large pay packet, women are still earning less than men in Hollywood.
Forbes reports that the top 10 women on the list earned $216 million combined, which is almost half of the $419 million that the top 10 actors brought home.
Robert Downey Jr. is number one on the male list with $75 million earnings for the second year in a row thanks to the Iron Man trilogy and Avengers films.
Gwyneth Paltrow is fourth place with $19 million due to her role in Iron Man 3 with Robert Downey Jr. and her work with Max Factor and Hugo Boss.
Last year’s top earner Angelina Jolie came in fifth with $18 million.
Forbes says that it measures the figures by talking to agents, producers and lawyers to work out how much each celebrity earned from entertainment-related work during the 12-month time period between June 2013 and June 2014.
They didn’t deduct cash for taxes, agent fees or the other costs of being a celebrity.
Forbes highest-earning actresses 2014:
1. Sandra Bullock – $51 million
2. Jennifer Lawrence – $34 million
3. Jennifer Aniston – $31 million
4. Gwyneth Paltrow – $19 million
5. Angelina Jolie – $18 million
6. Cameron Diaz – $18 million
7. Scarlett Johansson – $17 million
8. Amy Adams – $13 million
9. Natalie Portman – $13 million
10. Kristen Stewart – $12 million
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