ENTERTAINMENT | Scarlett Johansson Tops Forbes Highest-Paid Actresses List

JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA – Scarlett Johansson has topped Forbest’ list of best-paid actresses for a second year – but is only the eighth highest paid actor overall.

The 34-year-old’s income of $56 million lands her below seventh-placed male actor Adam Sandler.

She earned $15 million more than she did in 2018, thanks largely to the success of Avengers: Endgame.

Modern family actor Sofia Vergara is the only other woman to break into the overall Top 10.

Earlier this week Dwayne Johnson was announced as the highest-paid actor of the last 12 month, making $89.4 million according to the latest annual  ranking from the financial experts.

Notably all of the top 10 actresses earned above $20 million this year, compared with last year when only the top two- Johansson and Angelina Jolie made that amount.

Johansson is set to reprise her title role in the Avengers spin – off Black Widow next year.

Meanwhile, Jolie – who earned $28 million – drops out of this year’s top 10 due to increased earning for several of the highest earners in the Top 10.

She is currently acting in and producing two forthcoming films – Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and The One and Only Ivan.

Other names top drop of the Top 10 this year include Mila Kunis, Julia Roberts, Cate Blanchett, Meliss McCathy and Gal Gadot.

Forbes list of the world’s best-paid female actors 2019

  1. Scarlett Johansson – 56 million
  2. Sofia Vergara – $44.1 million
  3. Reese Witherspoon – $35 million
  4. Nicole Kidman – $34 million
  5. Jennifer Aniston -$28 million
  6. Kaley Cuoco – $25 million
  7. Elisabeth Moss – $24 million
  8. Margot Robbie – $23.5 million
  9. Charlize Theron – $23 million
  10. Ellen Pompeo – $22 million.

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