Jennifer Lawrence: World’s Highest-Paid Actresses 2016

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The Hunger Games star, Jennifer Lawrence earned herself the title of highest paid actress for the second time in a row bagging $46 million over 12 months before taxes this year. Financially speaking, Jennifer remains #1 and the girl on fire even after her total fall from past year which is more than 10 percent ($52 million) . The actress pocketed $653.4 million of her successful Hunger Games installments.

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The star who tops the list has been the highest paid actress since past two years but she is still unhappy in regards of the pay gap between genders. J Law wrote an article for Lenny which is Lena Dunham’s website, on “Why do I Make Less Than My Male Co-Stars?” Well, many other actresses have raised the same question.

While #2 on the list is Melissa McCarthy. According to Forbes, the actress received an eight-figure cheque for her role in Ivan Reitman’s Ghostbusters earning $33 million which is $13 million less than Jennifer. Also, McCarthy recently launched her very own clothing line called Melissa McCarthy Seven7.

“I started to think if I could do anything to build women up rather than the constant tear down I’m going to do it” shared McCartney.

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Surprisingly, #3 on our list is Scarlett Johansson who made $25 million in the last 12 months – $8 million less than McCarthy. Johansson has an endorsement deal with Dolce & Gabanna. Other than that, she swiped $17.5 million for her role in “Ghost in the Shell”

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