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Forbes Lists Charlize Theron As The 9th Highest Paid Actress In The World


The American business magazine, Forbes recently released its latest ‘Highest-Paid Actresses of 2019 list’ where SA’s Charlize Theron came in at number nine.

While The Avengers‘ Scarlett Johansson tops Forbes‘ list of the highest-paid actresses, earning $56 million for the second year in a row, Theron took the number nine spot with $23 million (that’s a whopping R350 million!)

Charlize’s recent projects include a new Netflix series, Hyperdrive where she posed as the executive producer. One of her new films, Bombshell is also set to hit theatres in December.

According to Forbes, these estimates are based on data from Nielsen, ComScore, Box Office Mojo and IMDB, as well as interviews with industry insiders. All figures are pretax; fees for agents, managers, and lawyers (generally 10%, 15% and 5%, respectively) are not deducted. Together, the world’s ten highest-paid actresses tallied a combined $314.6 million between June 2018, and June 2019, before fees and taxes.

Digital Spy further reported that this year’s Top 10 looks a little different from last year’s list, with the likes of Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence, and Angelina Jolie being knocked out of the running with more TV stars coming in to rake in the big bucks.

Highest-paid actresses 2019

Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara also remains TV’s highest-paid actress and comes in second place in the overall list, earning a cool $44.1 million over the last year.

Meanwhile, Reese Witherspoon also makes it onto the list with $35 million followed by her Big Little Lies co-star Nicole Kidman with $34 million. Jennifer Aniston is in fifth place, having earned $28 million.

For her final year on The Big Bang Theory, Kaley Cuoco earned $25 million, so it’ll be interesting to see where she ends up on the list next year as The Big Bang Theory is over.

Here’s the list of the world’s highest-paid actresses of 2019 in full:

  • Ellen Pompeo – $22 million
  • Charlize Theron – $23 million
  • Margot Robbie – $23.5 million
  • Elisabeth Moss – $24 million
  • Kaley Cuoco – $25 million
  • Jennifer Aniston – $28 million
  • Nicole Kidman – $34 million
  • Reese Witherspoon – $35 million
  • Sofia Vergara – $44.1 million
  • Scarlett Johansson – $56 million
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