Hollywood's Top Paid Actresses

6th Nov 2014


Sandra Bullock

$51 million

How much is Sandra Bullock worth?

Sandra Bullock is a Virginia-born actress and producer who has a net worth of $200 million.

Movies based on original ideas, as opposed to comic books or young adult novels, are rare these days in Hollywood. Movies based on original ideas that cost $100 million to produce and feature one actress for the majority of the screen time are even rarer but director Alfonso Cuaron and Warner Bros. had a huge hit with "Gravity." Much of that success can be chalked up to Sandra Bullock's gripping performance. Not only did the film win seven Oscars but it also helped Bullock become this year's highest-paid actress.


Jennifer Lawrence

$34 million

Who says women can't be action heroes? Just 23 years old, Lawrence is proving that women can be as big a draw for blockbusters as men. "The Hunger Games" is the most successful young adult franchise since "Twilight" and her recent turn as Mystique in "X-Men: Days of Future Past" helped make the movie the highest-grossing of the franchise. Combine that box office prowess with three Oscar nominations and one win and you have the most powerful actress in Hollywood.


Jennifer Aniston

$31 million

In 2007, Forbes ranked Aniston at #10 as one of the top 20 richest women in entertainment with a net worth of $150 million.

Now in her 40s, Aniston is enjoying the kind of success most actresses her age only dream about. Thanks to mid-budget comedies like "Horrible Bosses" and "We're the Millers,"Aniston is earning millions on the backend of some very profitable movies. Aniston still earns money from endless reruns of "Friends" and she's an in-demand spokesperson. Aniston shills for brands like Aveeno and Vitamin Water.


Gwyneth Paltrow

$19 million

English singer-songwriter, Chris Martin and his ex-wife American actress Gwyneth Paltrow, have a combined net worth of $200 million.

When Paltrow announced that she was consciously uncoupling from her husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, she earned as many jeers as she did sympathetic words. But Paltrow has never been bothered by her haters. Her weekly newsletter, Goop, offers reader suggestion on everything from making fried chicken to breaking bad habits. Paltrow's real money comes from films like this year's "Iron Man 3" where she returned as Tony Stark's girlfriend Pepper Potts. Paltrow also earns big from endorsement for brands like Max Factor and Hugo Boss.


Angelina Jolie

$18 million

Angelina Jolie has an estimated net worth of $145 million, the only woman making bank for playing action heroes these days.

After taking some time out of the spotlight to undergo a preventative mastectomy, Jolie is back. In Disney's hit movie "Maleficent," she managed to make Disney's classic "Sleeping Beauty" villain sympathetic, brave and campy. While earning one of the biggest paychecks in Hollywood, Jolie still finds time to advocate for human rights. Most recently she's turned her activist attention to encouraging governments to investigating and prosecuting war rape.