How is this total sum of richest actresses gathered? Well, this is the first question which comes in mind when viewing this list, and it’s wonderful to know sources of information like this.
According to Forbes, Earnings Estimates are tracked starting from the Middle of the previous year. Like this list of Highest paid actresses for 2017, the tracking started from June 2016 to June 2017. This information and data to estimated how much these actresses earn, their endorsement deals etc, are based on data pulled from Nielsen, COmScore, Box Office Mojo and IMDB. Please take note that all these figures/money listed here and associated with each of these wonderful actresses are pretax, Fees for agents, Managers and Lawyers are not deducted.
It seems like Hollywood is ready to surprise us every year, when it comes to the Highest paid actresses in 2017. Taking 1st position as the world Highest paid Actress is Emma Stone.
1. Emma Stones
Estimated: $26 Million USD
The La La Land, the city and its celluloid namesake, has been very kind to Emma Stone and pushed her to the very top of this list. At just 28 years old, the Hollywood star is this year’s highest-paid actress, banking $26 million pretax in our 12 month scoring period.
Although the success of La la land contributed hugely to making Emma Stone the 2017 highest paid actress, it’s however not her only source. Her earnings from the movie-musical also contributed to her payday, which also won her a Best Actress Oscar. Her portrayal of Mia, an aspiring actress and barista, garnered rave reviews and goosed the film to $445.3 million at the global box office.
When receiving and after accepting Her academy award, the actress have this to say;
“I moved here when I was 15 to start auditioning, I knew what it felt like to go on audition after audition,” where she was speaking of the similarities between the role and her life. Those auditions have officially paid off as the evidence is glaring for all to see. Actress Emma Stones scored her largest ever annual take-home and is the biggest dollar and percent gainer, year over year, of any actress on this list of Richest Female Actors.
2. Jennifer Aniston
Estimated Earning in 2017: $25.5 Million
Taking 2nd position is the never failing beauty, Jennifer Aniston. Emma Stones bests Jennifer Aniston who made a total of about $25.5 million from June 2016 – July 2017. Jennifer surprisingly continues to bank millions more than a decade after Friends’ conclusion, and special thanks to her regular roles in movies such as The Yellow Birds.
However, the 48 years old actress make higher percentage of her money by endorsing the World brands like Emirates airlines, Smartwater and Aveeno. Hair-care line Living Proof, which she owned a stake in, was sold Unilever for an undisclosed amount in December 2016, which play a vital role in pushing her the 2nd position of the highest paid Actress in 2017.
3. Jennifer Lawrence
Estimated Earning in 2017: $24 Million USD
2016 Most highest paid actress, Jennifer Lawrence came 3rd place in the 2017 list of highest paid actress. Jennifer Lawrence was the previous year top-ranked highest paid. Fastforward to 2017, she notched just over half her 2016 total. But don’t worry about her drop in this list, she still made $24 million Naira. Without a Hunger Games movie, most of Lawrence’s paychecks came from the much expected forthcoming Darren Aronofsky thriller, Mother!, Red Sparrow and a longstanding Dior endorsement.
4. Melissa McCarthy
Estimated Earning in 2017: $18 million USD
Mike and Molly Actress, Melisa McCarthy came 4th on this list of highest paid Actress, but that does not mean revenues from the Movies is out. The Ghostbusters superstar is still making and receiving paychecks for Movies like The forthcoming Life of the Parrty, which pushed her on this list.
5. Mila Kunis
Estimated Earning in 2017: $15.5 million USD
Rounding out the top five is Mila Kunis, who is estimated by forbes to have earned about $15.5 Million dollars. Thanks to successful movies she featured in like Bad Moms, and with a sequel in the works, Mila Kunis is still a very hot property in Hollywood today. Still adding to her revenues is the Long standing gig as the voice of Meg on Family Guy.
6. Emma Watson
Estimated Earning in 2017: $14 million USD
Harry Potter star, Emma Watson. This is the very first time Emma Watson climbed this list of 10 highest paid actresses in the world. She made this list after depositing her paycheck for Beauty and the Beast, which grossed a whooping and smashing sum of $1.26 billion to become the top-grossing movie of the year so far.
Though tech drama The Circle flopped, she managed to make $14 million in our time frame, thanks to the Mouse House.
7. Charlize Theron
Estimated Earning in 2017: $14 million USD
This Actress made a surprising leap this year, ending up on the 6th position of highest paid Actress in 2017. The actress turned producer, Charlize Theron who produced Atomic Blonde, developed this spy Action Movie for five years, becfore it came to fruition. Though the Atomic Blonde came with positive reviews, it fails at the box office, under performing, which limited her compensation and profit. However, the actress still got paychecks from a Dior Contract and upfront fees.
8. Cate Blanchett
Estimated Earning: 12 Million USD
Taking the 8th position on this list is Actress Blanchett, who make an estimate of $12 Million USD. According to Forbes. Cate Blanchett is an Australian actress who did returned to this list, huge thanks and appreciation to “One for Me, One for Them” approach, conuntering the Oscar fodder Carol with the much expected and highly anticipating mervel movie, Thor: Ragnarok. Cate Blanchett came back on this list after 8 years. She last made it to the list of highest paid actresses in 2009.
9. Julia Roberts
Estimated Earnings: $12 Million USD
The Money Monster actress took 9th position on the highest-paid actresses in 2017 list. The Money Monster movie may have not fared too well, but the Forthcoming Wonder Plus earnings which Julia Roberts earns from her older movies, including a lucrative endorsement from Lancome helped her in making this list.
10. Amy Adam
Estimated Earning: $11.5 Million
Last but not the bit least on this list, is Five time Oscar Nominee, Amy Adams. The beautiful and ever smiling actress earn both cash and positive reviews by balancing awards show and box office hits. Amy Adams successful movie hits, including the “Arrival”, comings with commercial offerings, and the Justice League earned her a place on the 10 Highest-paid actress of 2017.
In 2017, as you can see from the above list, a total of three women breached the $20 million mark, compared to four women in the previous 2016 listings of highest paid actresses.
Actresses who were notably absent this year includes Scarlett Johansson, who failed to earn above the $11.5 million cut off for this year’s list. Overall, which is the cumulative total.
Together, the world’s 10 highest-paid actresses tallied a combined $172.5 million between June 1, 2016, and June 1, 2017, without removal of fees and taxes. It is quite notable that no one single star from the Asia continent made this listing, as Fan Bingbing and Deepika Padukone dropped off due to quieter years.