Jennifer Lawrence Crowned the World’s Highest-Paid Actress

Jennifer Lawrence is the highest-paid actress in the world according to Forbes, raking in $52 million in 2014, most of which is probably Hunger Games or X-Men money.

Sadly but unsurprisingly, she’s nowhere close to the male equivalent, Robert Downey Jr. who made a whopping $80 million.

Jennifer Lawrence Highest Paid Actress

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Despite almost no merchandise to speak of, Avenger Scarlett Johansson came in second followed by Ghostbuster Melissa McCarthy.

You can check out the top ten highest paid actresses below and be sure to compare them to their male counterparts.

The wage gap is real people, even in Hollywood.

  1. Jennifer Lawrence ($52 million)
  2. Scarlett Johansson ($35.5 million)
  3. Melissa McCarthy ($23 million)
  4. Bingbing Fan ($21 million)
  5. Jennifer Aniston ($16.5 million)
  6. Julia Roberts ($16 million)
  7. Angelina Jolie ($15 million)
  8. Reese Witherspoon ($15 million)
  9. Anne Hathaway ($12 million)
  10. Kristen Stewart ($12 million)

NEXT: Robert Downey Jr. Highest Paid Actor for 3rd Year in a Row

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