Let’s play a game: I’ll give you a choice of who the highest paid actress in the world was this year: Jennifer Lawrence, Sandra Bullock, Gwyneth Paltrow or Cameron Diaz? Who ya got?
If you said Sandra Bullock you’re almost as big a winner as she is. Okay, not even close, since Sandy raked in a whopping $51 million last year.
Bullock, who just turned 50, didn’t just get the top spot, she freaking wrestled it to the ground and beat the hell out of it making $17 million more than the next actress on the list thanks to Gravity.
Coming in second due to her roles in The Hunger Games and X-Men Jennifer Lawrence grabbed $34 million, and coming in third was Jennifer Aniston with $31 million based on back-end money from films like Horrible Bosses and We’re the Millers, plus endorsement deals.
The top 10 highest paid actresses in total took home around $226 million in the past year. The top 10 highest paid actors this year made $419 million. Robert Downey, Jr. alone made about the same amount as numbers six through 10 on the actresses list. Does that make sense to you or does it feel like there is something askew with that?
Here’s the entire top 10…
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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