Without an Academy award to her career achievement, the Avengers actress, Scarlett Johansson tops the chart of the highest paid actresses in 2018 per Forbes annual ratings.
Her No.1 spot was secured based on her Black Widow role she played in the Avengers film, which fetched her a net worth of $40.5 million. Coming in at No.2 is the evergreen Academy award-winning actress, Angelina Jolie with $28 million, partly earned for her performance in the upcoming movie Maleficent 2.
The Friends star actress, Jennifer Aniston lands at the No.3 spot this year with $19.5 million to her belt most of which were obtained from her endorsement deals with Smartwater, Aveeno and Emirates airlines. The actress is closely followed by the Hunger Games actress, Jennifer Lawrence, who landed the fourth spot with $18 million.
On the Forbes list this year, Reese Witherspoon spots the No.5 position with $16.5 million thanks to her part in the movie, A Wrinkle in Time and HBOs upcoming series, Big Little Lies season 2. Following the Oscar winning actress at the No.6 position is Mila Kunis accumulating a fee worth $16 million and Julia Roberts at No.7. Making it on the list outside the American actresses’ takeover of the top 10 is Australian and Academy award winning actress, Cate Blanchett at No.8 with $12.5 million, Melissa McCarthy at No.9 and Israeli actress, Gal Gadot with $10 million rounding up the top ten.
Together, the world’s 10 highest paid actresses tallied a combined $186 million between June 1, 2017 and June 1, 2018, before fees and taxes. Earnings’ estimates are based on data from Nielsen, ComScore, Box Office Mojo and IMDB, as well as interviews with industry insiders. All figures are pretax; fees for agents, managers and lawyers are not deducted. Overall, the cumulative total is up 16% from $172.5 million in 2007.