Jennifer Lawrence has been named the highest-paid actress in the world by Forbes—for the second year in a row.
She raked in $46 million (before tax) over the past year, mostly thanks to the more than $653 million she earned from the final chapter of The Hunger Games, and hefty upfront fees from her upcoming film, Passengers (co-starring Chris Pratt). At 26 years old, she’s the youngest in the top 10 actresses ranked. In 2015 she had earned the same title but with $52 million under her belt at the time.
Ghostbusters star Melissa McCarthy came in second place, trailing behind Lawrence by about $13 million. Scarlett Johansson, though recently dubbed the highest-grossing actress of all time, takes the third slot, earning $25 million in the last 12 months.
This year’s roster also includes a couple of international movie stars, with Fan Bingbing of China at the fourth slot and Bollywood star Peedika Padukone closing at tenth.
Here are the top 10:
- Jennifer Lawerence: $46 million
- Melissa McCarthy: $33 million
- Scarlett Johansson: $25 million
- Jennifer Aniston: $21 million
- Fan Bingbing: $17 million
- Charlize Theron: $16.5 million
- Amy Adams: $13.5 million
- Julia Roberts: $12 million
- Mila Kunis: $11 million
- Peedika Padukone: $10 million
Though Lawrence takes the top slot on the actress list, she only ranks #49 on Forbes‘ overall list of highest-paid celebrities (which is topped by Taylor Swift). Actors placing above the Hunger Games star on that list are: Johnny Depp ($48.5 million), Tom Cruise ($53 million), Matt Damon ($55 million), Jackie Chan ($61 million), Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson ($64.5 million) and Kevin Hart ($87.5 million).
As the movie industry remains plagued by a gender pay gap, Forbes points out 90 percent of actresses also take up endorsements to “supplement their on-screen earnings.” Jennifer Aniston, for example, has been sponsored by Emirates, Smartwater, Aveeno and Living Proof.
Lawrence even penned a Lenny essay about the Hollywood pay gap last October. On being paid less than her co-stars she wrote:
“When the Sony hack happened and I found out how much less I was being paid than the lucky people with dicks, I didn’t get mad at Sony. I got mad at myself. I failed as a negotiator because I gave up early.”
From: Harper’s BAZAAR US