Top 10 Highest-Paid Actresses In The World According To Forbes 2020

  1. Viola Davis
    Davis makes it up to the list for the first time, thanks to her seven-figure cheques for her roles in ‘How to get away with a murderer’ and ‘Ma Rainey’ on Netflix. She is also an American actress and producer. Her net worth sums up to 15.5 Million.
  2. Elisabeth Moss
    The American actress and producer Elisabeth receives $1 million per episode to star in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’. She also shared profits in the invisible man which summed up to $7 Million. She owns assets worth $16 Million.
  3. Ellen Pompeo
    The American actress Ellen Pompeo has been one of the highest-paid actresses since 2017. Every year since then she has made it up to the top ten. After a contract renegotiation, Pompeo started earning $5,55,000 per episode of Grey’s Anatomy. Apart from acting, she draws about $6 Million from her shares. She has a net worth of $19 Million.
  4. Nicole Kidman
    Kidman is all set to join Streep in Ryan Murphy’s ‘The Prom’ on Netflix, the show will pay her an eight-figure salary. In addition to this, she will earn about $1 Million per episode for her upcoming miniseries HBO,’The Undoing’.
  5. Emily Blunt
    Emily is a British American actress. She has worked in many Hollywood movies, her recent film ‘A Quiet Place’ received a lot of appreciation. She owns assets worth $22.5 Million.
  6. Meryl Streep
    The screen legend shortly joined director Steven Soderbergh for the comedy ‘Let Them All Talk’. She comes in at number five with a net worth of $24 Million.
  7. Melissa McCarthy
    The American actress received countless awards including two Prime Time Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe awards. She has assets summing up to $25 Million.
  8. Gal Gadot
    With a net worth of $31.5 Million dollars, Gal Gadot stands at number three on the list. The beautiful Israeli actress was crowned ‘Miss Isreal’ at the age of 18 in 2004. She came to limelight after the wonder woman series.
  9. Angelina Jolie
    American actress Angelina Jolie has given numerous hits in Hollywood and is known for her work around the globe. She is also a filmmaker and a humanitarian. With a net worth of $35.5 Million, Angelina Jolie makes it up to the second position. She has given many television hits and will be seen soon in the marvel production ‘The Eternals’.
  10. Sofia Vergara
    The Columbian-American actress Sofia Vergara has topped the list with $43 Million. Sofia stood second in the list the previous year, however, she tops it this time. Apart from being an excellent actress, she is also a television producer, comedian, presenter, and model.

All the ten highest-paid actresses earned a sum of $254 Million in the twelve months leading up to June, down 20%from the last year. All except two – Angelina Jolie and Emily Blunt made a bulk of their earnings from television shows and streaming. Others who made their earnings from the traditional films earned an aggregate of $58 Million, down from last year’s $136.5 Million. While Hollywood may be moving closer to gender pay equity, there is still a ways to go.

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