Angelina Jolie Is Hollywood’s Top Earning Actress

Posted on July 30th, 2013 at 10:35 am
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angieAfter several years of Twilight’s Kristen Stewart landing on top of the list of highest earning actresses in Tinsel town, Angelina Jolie has recaptured the top spot according to Forbes magazine.

The 37-year-old Oscar winner, mother of six, humanitarian, fiancée of Brad Pitt and United Nations envoy is one of the few actresses in Hollywood today who can command – and receive – paychecks upwards of $15 million.  She doesn’t make movies often these days, but when she does star in one she makes bank!  While she didn’t have any films released in the last year, she did film several that will be out in 2014.  And that added up to her $33 million annual earnings.

Jennifer Lawrence’s Oscar winning turn in Silver Linings Playbook and her blockbuster role headlining The Hunger Games and it’s sequel Catching Fire was enough to nab second place with $26 million.  She landed ahead of former champ Kristen Stewart, who earned $22 million.  It’s predicted now that the Twilight series is done and she has no other high paying franchise gigs lined up that Stewart will fall father down the list in years to come.

Jennifer Aniston and Emma Stone rounded out the top five highest earners.

Forbes compiled their list by consulting with agents, managers and other knowledgeable Hollywood insiders.  The period measured spanned June of 2012 to June of this year.

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