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The Forbes 'Highest-Paid' Actor and Actress Lists Look Kind of Different

By Courtney Enlow | Trade News | August 23, 2016 | Comments ()

By Courtney Enlow | Trade News | August 23, 2016 |


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Forbes has released their annual World’s Highest Paid Actresses list for 2016. And it looks like 10 fierce and fabulous women are making some serious bank. Yay for them. Except…well. The list of World’s Highest Paid Actors for 2016 hasn’t been released yet (it comes out Thursday) but let’s go ahead and compare it to last year’s.

World’s Highest-Paid Actresses for 2016:

1. Jennifer Lawrence — $46 million
2. Melissa McCarthy — $33 million
3. Scarlett Johansson — $25 million
4. Jennifer Aniston — $21 million
5. Fan Bingbing — $17 million
6. Charlize Theron — $16.5 million
7. Amy Adams — $13.5 million
8. Julia Roberts — $12 million
9. Mila Kunis — $11 million
10. Deepika Padukona — $10 million

World’s Highest Paid Actors for 2015:

1. Robert Downey, Jr. — $80 million
2. Jackie Chan — $50 million
3. Vin Diesel — $47 million
4. Bradley Cooper — $41.5 million
5. Adam Sandler — $41 million
6. Tom Cruise — $40 million
7. Amitabh Bachchan — $33.5 million
8. Salman Khan — $33.5 million
9. Akshay Kumar — $32.5 million
10. Mark Wahlberg — $32 million

The male list has 34 men on it (the female list above is the entire list). It takes until #22 for someone to make under $20 million. The lowest earners on the list are Chris Pratt and Andy Lau at $13 million. The top 10 male actors list accounts for a whopping $431 million dollars more than the female list.

This has been your highest-paid examples of the Hollywood wage gap.


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