9 Female Celebrities Who Out-Earn Their Husbands

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It’s no big secret that men in Hollywood (and the rest of the world) tend to make more money than women who have very similar jobs. So, these highly successful celebrity women who make more than their spouses are worth noticing. Some of these couples make similar amounts, and some of the differences are very dramatic, especially the relationships in which the men are not quite as famous as their wives. The women on this list either have a higher salary, a higher net worth (or both) than their spouse.

9. Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway’s acting career has continued to grow in recent years as she took on memorable roles in more popular movies like Catwoman in Dark Knight Rises, and Fantine in Les Misérables. Her net worth is about $35 million. Her husband, Adam Shulman is an actor with a net worth of about $1 million.

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8. Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman has earned herself some Golden Globes and an Academy Award for her roles in movies such as Black Swan, and she has become widely known for her role as Jane Foster in the Thor movies and as Queen Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. These roles and many others have earned her a net worth of at least $45 million, and she made around $13 million last year. She married Benjamin Millepied in 2012. Benjamin is a dancer/choreographer, most widely known for his work in Black Swan. He is worth significantly less than his wife, coming in at $900,000.

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7. Meryl Streep

Three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep has a net worth of about $45 million. Her husband of over 35 years, Don Gummer, is a sculptor with a net worth of $10 million.

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6. Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon began her acting career when she was just 15 years old. She now has a net worth of about $80 million. Her husband Jim Toth has a net worth of about $4 million from his career as a talent agent.

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5. Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson has been acting since she was 8 years old. In recent years, her popularity and her salary have been growing rapidly. Not only has she starred in dozens of highly popular movies, but she has also been named the “Sexiest Woman Alive” by Esquire in 2006 and 2013, making her the only woman to ever be chosen for the title twice. Johansson has a salary of about $35 million in 2015, and a net worth of about $80 million. Her husband Romain Dauriac is a French journalist with a net worth of about $1.5 million.

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4. Cameron Diaz

In 2010, Forbes ranked Cameron Diaz as the richest Hispanic female celebrity, and she was named the highest paid actress over 40 in Hollywood in 2013. Diaz has a net worth of about $90 million. Her husband Benji Madden is a musician with a net worth of about $16 million.


3. Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore’s acting career began when she was less than a year old, and has earned her a net worth of about $125 million. Her husband of three years, Will Kopelman, is also an actor, and his net worth is about $5 million.

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2. Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba is an actress, model and entrepreneur who has a rather astonishing net worth of about $200 million. Most of that comes from the company she started that sells eco-friendly baby products. Her husband, Cash Warren, is a film producer with a net worth of about $10 million. They’ve been married since 2008.

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1. Gisele Bündchen

Gisele Bündchen is the world’s highest earning model, so it’s no surprise that she lands herself on a list of women who make more than their husbands. She has made a huge impact in the modeling industry, and continues to do great work today. Gisele makes more than $40 million per year and is currently worth a whopping $340 million.

It’s no wonder then that her husband doesn’t make as much money as her, even if her husband is Tom Brady. Gisele and Tom were married in 2009 and Tom Brady has his own substantial salary of about $31 million and a net worth of about $120 million, from his career as an American football quarterback for the New English Patriots in the NFL. With nearly any other wife, he would be the breadwinner, but not with Gisele.

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Sam Hodder