Forbes: 2016’s 10 Highest-Paid Actresses
When it comes to all of Hollywood’s biggest moneymakers, Forbes always has the inside scoop of the biggest box-office films and broken down categories of highest-paid celebrities. Now, they have released their annual ranking of Hollywood’s highest-paid actresses, and there are some of the usual suspects as well as some new faces, not to mention the return of some who have missed out on the past few years. This list is garnering much attention because of the ongoing issue of the gender wage gap in the industry where many of these women are supplementing their acting income with endorsement deals. Interestingly enough, with ageism as another hot topic in Hollywood, half of the list are actresses who are over 40, and only one is under 30! Regardless of obstacles, these ladies are extremely talented and are getting paid as such! Check out 2016’s highest paid actresses according to Forbes’ ranking:
10. Deepika Padukone
2016 Earnings: $10 Million. For the first time, Deepika Padukone has made her entrance on the ranking thanks to her immense popularity as one of Bollywood’s biggest stars. One of her biggest hits is Bajirao Mastani, and while she makes less than the rest of the Hollywood women on this list, Padukone has become a darling for endorsements, and adds to her income with over a dozen endorsement deals, landing her with earnings of $10 million for 2016.
9. Mila Kunis
2016 Earnings: $11 Million. Despite being out of any major acting gigs for awhile after she decided to take a break to stay home with her daughter, Wyatt, Mila Kunis still made the list with $11 million. The fan favorite star was helped along with her new comedy Bad Moms, and her ongoing voice role of Meg on Family Guy. Kunis also rakes in the cash thanks to endorsements and advertisements with Gemfields Jewelry and Jim Beam whiskey.