Faces & Names: Bullock top-paid actress this year
Sandra Bullock was the highest-paid actress of the year according to Forbes.com, which released its annual ranking on Monday.
Bullock made an estimated $51 million between June 2013 and June 2014. The unexpected box-office surprise of Alfonso Cuaron’s Oscar-winning space thriller “Gravity” allowed Bullock to jump from No. 7 on Forbes’ list last year to
No. 1 this year.
Bullock is followed by Jennifer Lawrence, who made approximately $34 million thanks to “The Hunger Games” and her endorsement deal with Dior, while Jennifer Aniston made $31 million with hefty back-end deals for hits like “We’re the Millers” and endorsement deals with companies like Aveeno to land at No. 3.
Gwenyth Paltrow landed at No. 4 with $19 million, while last year’s highest paid actress, Angelina Jolie, came in at No. 5, tied with Cameron Diaz. Both actresses made about $18 million.
Forbes’ annual ranking also found that women are still making much less than their male counterparts. While Forbes’ top 10 highest paid actors, led by Robert Downey Jr., made $419 million combined, the top 10 actresses made just over half that combined — about$226 million.