Forbes has releases the list of the World’s Highest Paid Actresses and Jennifer Lawrence who was at the top last year has been dethroned by friend and fellow actress Emma Stone. Becoming the world’s richest actress, Stone must be feeling on top of the world right now. No Actress from B-Town has made it to the list thus stamping on the fact that actresses in India earn far lesser than the actors garnering to the gender inequalities.
With one of the biggest hits of this year, La La Land which minted $445 million worldwide, Emma made whopping overall earnings of $26 million and made it to the top. The actress had racked up four best actress wins for La La Land at the Academy Awards, SAG Awards, BAFTA Awards and Golden Globes. Not far behind is Jennifer Aniston who made an overall earning of $25.5 million from her FRIENDS royalties and other endorsements & deals. The former number 1 Jennifer Lawrence has slipped to the 3rd position by making $24 million from her movies Mother!, Red Sparrow $24 million and the much talked about Dior endorsement.
Both these actresses have been quite vocal about imparting equal salary and paychecks for male and female actors and they sure were successful in doing so. Lawrence has written an essay titled“Why Do I Make Less Than My Male Co-Stars?” or Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter while Stone was quoted saying, “That’s something they do for me because they feel it’s what’s right and fair,” where she revealed that her male co-stars were chivalrous enough to cut their salary gaps in an interview with Out magazine.
Here is the official complete list released by Forbes for the same :
• 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)
More power to these women!