Recession schmecession. When it comes to Hollywood, all that glitters is indeed gold and by that we mean despite the abysmal economy, certain stars are still raking in the cash. A new list was published indicating the top earning actresses and it’s no surprise that Angelina Jolie and Sarah Jessica Parker tied for first place, each having earned $30 million the past year!
Forbes’ list was compiled by talking to producers, agents and insiders to estimate annual earnings. Angelina’s income of $30 million can be attributed to a few things such as a leading lady playing an action hero. In fact, her role in Salt was originally written for Tom Cruise!
No slouch in the income department either, SJP’s income stemmed from Sex and the City sequel but that’s not all. She’s designing with Halston now and her fragrances earned $18 million alone during the past year!
Not trailing far behind, Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon came in next on the list, both earning approximately $28 million last year. As for fifth place, that’s another tie as well. Julia Roberts and Kristen Stewart earned $20 million.
Next up, Katherine Heigl earned $19 million and Cameron Diaz a sleek $18 million. Rounding out the top ten, Sandra Bullock earned $15 million and Meryl Streep a mere $10 million.
Is there anyone you were shocked to not see on the list? Tina Fey, anyone?