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Top 10 Highest-Paid Actresses in the World

Well, we all know that the glamour industry is one of the highest-paying jobs in the world once you taste the flavor of success. You need not get surprised to know that there are several actors and actresses who built a fortune out of their acting profession.

However, just like every other profession, even the entertainment industry got badly hit due to the coronavirus pandemic as the release of the movies got delayed in 2020.

Things slowly came back to normal in 2021 which paved a way for the films to hit the theatres again. Also, a number of movies were released over different OTT platforms.

Nevertheless, a few actresses were successful in taking some decent paychecks, thanks to their successful movies released in 2021.

List of the Top 10 Highest-Paid Actresses as of 2022

Here is the list of the Top 10 Highest-Paid Actresses in the World as of 2022. Read on!

1. Scarlett Johansson: $56 million

37-year-old Scarlett Johansson is once again the highest-paid actress as of 2022. She is there in the top position since 2018. She had a deep passion and love for acting that makes her deliver superhit movies every year.

Recently she was seen in the Black Widow movie released in the year 2021, directed by Cate Shortland. Scarlett Johansson recently joined the bandwagon of celebrities by launching her own Skincare Brand.

The diva was a brand ambassador for L’Oreal Paris earlier. She was also a celebrity model for Dolce & Gabbana’s fragrance line, The One. She is associated with several organizations that assist people suffering from AIDS.

2. Sofia Vergara: $43 million

Colombian American actress Sofia Vergara became a runaway model after giving up her career in dentistry when she was 23 years old. She is now the second-highest-paid actress in the film industry. Apart from acting, she also earns huge money through endorsements, shooting, and other investments.

She is not only a producer but also a judge in the talent competition show, “America’s Got Talent”. She hosted a travel show titled “Fuera de Serie” and her big break came for her role in the hit series “Modern Family”.

3. Reese Witherspoon: $35 million

Reese Witherspoon is an American actress and producer who raked in a mind-boggling amount of $35 million last year. She was barely 14 years old when she made her debut in the film “The Man in the Moon.”

She became an A-lister actor in the late 1990s due to the huge success of her films – “Fear,” “Election” and “Cruel Intentions”. The Golden Globe Award winner encourages lot of women and people around the world. She is one of the most famous actresses of the 90’s era.

4. Angelina Jolie: $35.5 million

Angelina Jolie is a very famous celebrity who made most of her wealth because of her acting career. She is also an esteemed filmmaker and humanitarian. She is presently working on the Marvel film project “Eternals” as goddess Thena.

Angelina Jolie, the daughter of actor Jon Voight and actress Marcheline Bertrand made her entry into the film industry at a young age. She made her debut as a child actor in the film industry with “Lookin’ to Get Out” alongside her father. She won many awards for her role in movies like Gia, Girl, Interrupted, George Wallace.

5. Gal Gadot: $31.5 million

Gal Gadot is one of the finest versatile actresses who won the Miss Israel pageant when she was just 18. She earned around $31.5 million last year. She also was a marquee star for Warner Bros. In American Films, she hit her career with the Fast And Furious franchise.

Gadot was listed in the 100 most influential people in the world published by Time magazine in the year 2018. She made it twice to the annual ranking list of the world’s highest-paid actresses.

6. Julia Roberts: $30 million

Golden Globe Awards winner American actress Julia Roberts gained prominence in the Hollywood industry for her performance in movies like “Steel Magnolias,” “Pretty Woman,” “My Best Friend’s Wedding” and “Erin Brockovich.”

She won Oscar for her performance in “Erin Brockovich” wherein she earned $20 million in salaries and registered her name in the list of the highest-paid actresses in the industry. She is a versatile actor who received many accolades like Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, and three Golden Globe Awards.

7. Jennifer Lawrence: $28 million

Jennifer Lawrence is one of the highest-paid actresses in the industry who earned approximately $28 million last year. She rose to fame for her role in “The Hunger Games” trilogy.

She created a record to be the youngest performer in history to get four Oscar nominations when she was just 25 years old. This Oscar-winning actress is featured in many superhit and popular series and movies.

8. Jennifer Aniston: $28 million

53-year-old Jennifer Aniston was America’s favorite girl next door who became popular for her role in the popular American TV sitcom “Friends” that aired for 10 seasons.

It is estimated that she earned one million dollars for each episode in the last three years of the show’s production. She also makes rakes in money from acting gigs as well as endorsements.

9. Melissa McCarthy: $25 million

Melissa is an actress, comedian cum producer who rose to the top position in the category of comedy. She was nominated twice for Golden Globe Awards and many others. She is presently working on a few new projects and making decent money.

She proved to the world that humor is not only a man’s game. She acted in many super hit films like Bridesmaid, The Heat, Tammy, and Spy and has been the recipient of many awards in her career.

10. Kaley Cuoco: $25 million

American actress, Kaley Cuoco is a self-made woman who earned fame in the film industry. She charges $1 million for every scene. Last year, the 36-year-old star earned approximately $25 million from her acting gigs and endorsement deals.

She gained prominence for a breakthrough role in the TV series – 8 Simple Rules as Bridget Hennessy. In 1992, Cuoco appeared first in the thriller television film “Quicksand: No Escape”.

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Archana Kabra
Archana Kabra is a Freelance Writer and has been extensively writing stuff related to Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Technology. She is also an ardent music lover. Twitter handle: @archana153sarda
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