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World's highest paid actors and actresses

By John Clyde, Contributor | Posted - Aug. 21, 2015 at 2:09 p.m.

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TINSLE TOWN — Forbes released its list of the highest paid actors and actresses this year, and the numbers are staggering. Well, maybe not, considering we knew these people were paid by the boat load. Nonetheless, these are serious numbers.

Jennifer Lawrence topped the list of actresses, earning a reported $52 million in 2015. Not a huge surprise considering she's starring in her fourth "Hunger Games" movie this year as well as in the drama "Joy" co-starring Bradley Cooper.

The next on the list of actresses was Scarlett Johansson. While Johansson's haul was impressive, it was still nearly $20 million below Lawrence. Johansson pulled in a reported $35 million in 2015.

The top of the list for actors was Tony Stark himself, Robert Downey Jr., earning a reported $80 million.

The next on the list was Jackie Chan at $50 million. That may be surprising considering Chan hasn't been seen much in American cinemas as of late, but he stays busy overseas and makes a pretty penny.

Here is the list of Forbes top 10 highest paid actors and actresses:


  1. Jennifer Lawrence: $52 million
  2. Scarlett Johansson: $35 million
  3. Melissa McCarthy: $23 million
  4. Bingbing Fan: $21 million
  5. Jennifer Aniston: $16 million
  6. Julia Roberts: $16 million
  7. Angelina Jolie: $15 million
  8. Reese Witherspoon: $15 million
  9. Anne Hathaway: $12 million
  10. Kristen Stewart: $12 million Actors1. Robert Downey Jr.: $80 million
  11. Jackie Chan: $50 million
  12. Vin Diesel: $47 million
  13. Bradley Cooper: $41.5 million
  14. Adam Sandler: $41 million
  15. Tom Cruise: $40 million
  16. Amitabh Bachchan: $33.5 million
  17. Salman Khan: $33.5 million
  18. Akshay Kumar: $32.5 million
  19. Mark Wahlberg: $32 million

About the Author: John Clyde ----------------------------

John has been writing about movies, news, sports and pretty much anything awesome for more than five years. John is the co-host of the Flix Junkies podcast and will always entertain you with his stories.


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