Jennifer Lawrence tops the highest-paid actresses list

Lawrence placed second on the list last year with $34 million, behind Sandra Bullock who ranked No. 15 this year with $8 million.


In contrast, the list of highest paid actresses released on August. 20 had Jennifer Lawrence reach the top, with “only” million made in the same time period.

For the first time, Forbes examined the highest paid leading ladies worldwide.

The news comes just months after Lawrence found herself mired in controversy after emails leaked from the Sony Pictures studio revealed she and Amy Adams had been paid significantly less than their male co-stars in 2013 drama American Hustle.

Other notables on this year’s list include Melissa McCarthy, who came in third place with $US23 million; Jennifer Aniston came in fourth with $US16.5 million; and Angelina Jolie placed 7th, having banked $US15 million.

But the “The Hunger Games” actress still finished behind “The Avengers” star Robert Downey Jr., whom Forbes reported earlier this year made about $80 million.


Forbes estimated earnings from June 1, 2014, to June 1, 2015, before subtracting management fees and taxes, based on data from Nielsen, Box Office Mojo and IMDB, as well as interviews with agents, managers and lawyers.