1:47 pm - 08/04/2014

the good sis Sandra Bullock tops the list of Hollywood's highest paid actresses

Gravity star Sandra Bullock is the highest-earning actress of 2014 taking home an estimated $51m (£30m), according to the Forbes rich list.

The Oscar-winning film brought in $716m (£425m) in global box office takings and was a hit with critics.

☆Jennifer Lawrence☆ is second on the list with a reported $34m (£20m) thanks to her share in Hunger Games.

Jennifer Aniston ranks third highest earning with $31m (£18m) after her role in Horrible Bosses.

Despite Bullock's large pay packet, women are still earning less than men in Hollywood.

Forbes reports that the top 10 women on the list earned $216m (£128m) combined, which is almost half of the $419m (£249m) that the top 10 actors brought home.

Gwyneth Paltrow is fourth place with $19m (£11m) due to her role in Iron Man 3 with Downey Jr and her work with Max Factor and Hugo Boss.

Last year's top earner Angelina Jolie came in fifth with $18m (£10.6m).

Forbes says that it measures the figures by talking to agents, producers and lawyers to work out how much each celebrity earned from entertainment-related work during the 12-month time period between June 2013 and June 2014.

They didn't deduct cash for taxes, agent fees or the other costs of being a celebrity.

Forbes highest-earning actresses 2014 are as follows:

1. Sandra Bullock - $51m (£31m)

2. ☆Jennifer Lawrence☆ - $34m (£20m)

3. Jennifer Aniston - $31m (£18m)

4. Gwyneth Paltrow - $19m (£11m)

5. Angelina Jolie - $18m (£10.6m)

6. Cameron Diaz - $18m (£10.6m)

7. Scarlett Johansson - $17m (£10m)

8. Amy Adams - $13m (£7.7m)

9. Natalie Portman - $13m (£7.7m)

10. Kristen Stewart - $12m (£7.1m)

liviana89 4th-Aug-2014 08:02 pm (UTC)
Love her and loved her in Gravity. Even though space was the real star of the movie.
jennyherself 4th-Aug-2014 08:02 pm (UTC)
I loved Gravity if only for the visuals, because I am a huge space nerd. I was so fascinated.
soft_volume 4th-Aug-2014 08:08 pm (UTC)
satellite__eyes 4th-Aug-2014 08:13 pm (UTC)
I didn't see it but Neil deGrasse Tyson's tweets about it were stellar.
sdpt 4th-Aug-2014 08:26 pm (UTC)
he seems like the type of person that talks during movies, like, "that's impossible! that's SO impossible"
onyxobsidian 4th-Aug-2014 08:54 pm (UTC)
I knew a guy who had to analyze everything about every movie we ever watched. I was like ... wow, it must really suck to not be able to enjoy things.
2perfect4words 5th-Aug-2014 03:31 am (UTC)
This is my dad sometimes. I'm just like "take it for what it is, relax". He's all "they didn't have watches like that in those days". Like fuck, chill
brokenbeauty08 4th-Aug-2014 09:44 pm (UTC)
word, the visuals were stunning.
lalameanslove 4th-Aug-2014 08:03 pm (UTC)
Damn get it Jen.
nineteensix196 4th-Aug-2014 08:04 pm (UTC)
yaaaas sandy kill em sis.

Though I wonder what number the first black actress on the list is (most likely Halle) because bitch if it's after 20...
champagnexdream 4th-Aug-2014 08:07 pm (UTC)
I love Sandra sfm but I didn't enjoy Gravity. I could appreciate that it was a great movie though, for the production value/directing/special effects. It won the right Oscars, IMO.
kobewife1 4th-Aug-2014 08:12 pm (UTC)
ia. That main issue I had was with the screenplay. I know they could've came up with a better story then the one they presented.
champagnexdream 4th-Aug-2014 08:13 pm (UTC)
Exactly. I watch movies for the stories, always. I felt like I didn't know enough about the characters to care about what was happening to them, tbh.
ugotnothinonme 4th-Aug-2014 09:32 pm (UTC)
lathwen1 4th-Aug-2014 08:21 pm (UTC)
thisjoanissima 4th-Aug-2014 08:08 pm (UTC)
Get it, Sandra.

Look at Gwyneth tho. Barely works, still making serious money lol
sdpt 4th-Aug-2014 08:22 pm (UTC)
probably why she ain't getting any jobs. ain't no one want her for 19m
thisjoanissima 4th-Aug-2014 08:32 pm (UTC)
I doubt she's asking for that kind of money for other films.
just444 4th-Aug-2014 08:08 pm (UTC)
i thought Scarlett would be higher
williammiller 4th-Aug-2014 08:13 pm (UTC)
Damn, KStew!
Lola Lola 4th-Aug-2014 08:25 pm (UTC)
How did she make it on the list? I can't believe Chanel pays that much so how is this calculated?

ETA: actually I don't understand a lot of this list.

Edited at 2014-08-04 08:29 pm (UTC)
derrobitch 5th-Aug-2014 10:00 am (UTC)
twilight merchandising/dvds maybe?
0sleep2dream0 4th-Aug-2014 08:14 pm (UTC)
Whoa, some people I am surprised at.
adult 4th-Aug-2014 08:17 pm (UTC)
is Gwyneth still making money from Country Strong?
kobewife1 4th-Aug-2014 08:19 pm (UTC)
I'll take this list with a grain of salt since I know Forbes is behind it. They are known to know absolutely nothing and fudge numbers.
lathwen1 4th-Aug-2014 08:20 pm (UTC)
I don't get Aniston and Diaz.
onyxobsidian 4th-Aug-2014 08:58 pm (UTC)
I don't get Diaz... Aniston probably shouldn't be making so much, but I understand why she's on there
sdpt 4th-Aug-2014 08:23 pm (UTC)
is there a POC list? lol
jacomus 5th-Aug-2014 02:04 am (UTC)
zoe saldana topped that list, earning $22 and a half eaten sandwich for her projects combined
alfendi 4th-Aug-2014 08:26 pm (UTC)
I loved Gravity after Clooney died.

Edited at 2014-08-04 08:26 pm (UTC)
sdpt 4th-Aug-2014 08:28 pm (UTC)
your heart stopped when they made it seem like he survived and came back, luckily, your blood pressure balanced out once you realized it was only his ghost :P
snoozeen 4th-Aug-2014 08:43 pm (UTC)
I like that 60% of this list is in the 35+ range! That's awesome. Still would be nicer with a little more color, though.
laurshel 4th-Aug-2014 08:45 pm (UTC)
I can't wait for the Horrible Bosses sequel.
fwee_prower 4th-Aug-2014 08:51 pm (UTC)
The only person of color on that list is CAMERON DIAZ....
onyxobsidian 4th-Aug-2014 08:56 pm (UTC)
I didn't expect Natalie to be so high. I know she's a recent Oscar winner but for some reason I thought a lot of other people would be higher... like Nicole Kidman? and wtf is Cameron Diaz doing up there. This isn't the 90's.
juniorquincy 4th-Aug-2014 09:35 pm (UTC)
get it amy
dearjessie83 4th-Aug-2014 09:37 pm (UTC)
Paltrow? What the hell is she doing in the list???
prophecypro 4th-Aug-2014 10:28 pm (UTC)
Good for her
palcica123 4th-Aug-2014 10:29 pm (UTC)
How exactly are all these women (minus Sandy and JLaw )earning more or as much as Angelina?

Edited at 2014-08-04 10:30 pm (UTC)
slinkhard 5th-Aug-2014 04:04 pm (UTC)
It's not like she's Meryl Streep, lbr.
somerset 4th-Aug-2014 10:30 pm (UTC)
mediocre white people can truly have it all
ke77we 5th-Aug-2014 12:32 am (UTC)
Hmm, where's that poster who was so adamant about how Angelina Jolie is the only female movie star we have...
tinkpop 5th-Aug-2014 12:40 am (UTC)
3. Jennifer Aniston - $31m (£18m)

5. Angelina Jolie - $18m (£10.6m)

wow. Thats a first time.

r0ck_y0ur_s0ul 5th-Aug-2014 02:58 am (UTC)
I respect the stars around Jennifer's name. Also, she makes that much money at her age...I'm gonna go cry now.
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