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Highest Paid Actresses Revealed: Angelina Jolie & Sarah Jessica Parker Got Bank

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Jul. 6 2011, Published 2:27 p.m. ET

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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?

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