The Top 18 highest paid actresses in the world for 2015

The Top 18 highest paid actresses in the world for 2015

It comes as no surprise that “Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence topped the list of the world’s highest paid actresses. The 25-year-old, Jennifer Lawrence took in an estimated $52 million in just a 12-month span.

Powered by her superhero turn in “Avengers: Age of Ultron”, Scarlett Johansson was the runner-up, raking in a cool $35.5 million, followed by “Bridesmaid” star Melissa McCarthy with $23 million, according to the Forbes list of the world’s highest-paid actresses.

Of the 18 women on the list, Chinese actress Fan Bingbing is the only non-American to make the list, who earned around $21 million.

In total, the actresses on the list brought in $281 million before taxes and fees. The Forbes ranking measures money earned in the 12 months. Only 4 actresses on the list earned more than $20 million, while 21 of their male counterparts banked $20 million or more.

The Top 18 highest paid actresses in the world for 2015:

Jennifer Lawrence

No. 1: Jennifer Lawrence
Earnings: $52 million

Scarlett Johansson

No. 2: Scarlett Johansson
Earnings: $35.5 million

Melissa McCarthy

No. 3: Melissa McCarthy
Earnings: $23 million

Bingbing Fan

No. 4: Bingbing Fan
Earnings: $21 million

Jennifer Aniston

No. 5: Jennifer Aniston
Earnings: $16.5 million

World's Highest-Paid Actresses 2015

No. 6: Julia Roberts
Earnings: $16 million

No. 7: Angelina Jolie
Earnings: $15 million

No. 8: Reese Witherspoon
Earnings: $15 million

No. 9 (tie): Anne Hathaway
Earnings: $12 million

No. 9 (tie): Kristen Stewart
Earnings: $12 million

No. 11: Cameron Diaz
Earnings: $11 million

No. 12: Gwyneth Paltrow
Earnings: $9 million

No. 13: Meryl Streep
Earnings: $8 million

No. 14: Amanda Seyfried
Earnings: $8 million

No. 15: Sandra Bullock
Earnings: $8 million

No. 16: Emma Stone
Earnings: $6.5 million

No. 17: Mila Kunis
Earnings: $6.5 million

No. 18: Natalie Portman
Earnings: $6 million

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