Jennifer Lawrence Tops Forbes’ List of 2016 Highest-Paid Actresses

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence is the biggest moneymaker among Hollywood actresses this year. She leads the Forbes‘ 2016 list with an estimated $46 million. Some of her money comes from blockbuster movies “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” and “X-Men: Apocalypse“, and her lucrative deal as a lead for upcoming sci-fier “Passengers“.

The actress’ earnings, however, dropped 11.5% from her 2015 total of $52 million. Although she retains her last year spot at the top, her payday is way less than her male counterparts. As a comparison, Robert Downey Jr. topped the list of 2015 highest-paid actors with an estimated $80 million. The new list will be updated later this week.

But when it comes the biggest-paid celebrity in showbiz, the title goes to none other than Taylor Swift. None of the movie stars comes close to the country/pop singer. She is estimated to pocket more than twice of what Downey Jr. made, raking in a whooping $170 million from ticket sales of the numerous sold-out concerts during her world tour.

J.Law’s 2016 domination is followed by Melissa McCarthy. She becomes the runner-up with an estimated $33 million. Thanks to her role in “Ghostbusters” remake, she is up $10 million from 2015. Scarlett Johansson rounds up the top 3 with $25 million and Jennifer Aniston trails closely behind with $21 million.

    1. Jennifer Lawrence – $46M
    2. Melissa McCarthy – $33M
    3. Scarlett Johansson – $25M
    4. Jennifer Aniston – $21M
    5. Fan Bingbing – $17M
    6. Charlize Theron – $16.5M
    7. Amy Adams – $13.5M
    8. Julia Roberts – $12M
    9. Mila Kunis – $11M
    10. Deepika Padukone – $10M

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