Top 20 Highest-Paid Actress in The World (Updated 2021)

Curious to know about the highest-paid actresses in the year 2020? If yes then you are at the right place because in this article we are presenting you the highest-paid actresses for the year 2020 and their earnings which will surprise you to a greater extent. So let’s deep dive into the list of the highest-paid actress in the world.

In this list, Scarlett Johansson stands first with an earning of $56 million. Being a Television star, Her was remarkable which resulted in the eclipse in the business of movies. After Scarlett Johansson, there are two Hollywood stars which are Sofia Vergara with a profit of $43 million, and the list goes on.

Highest-Paid Actress in World

Moreover, due to fewer theatrical Releases, the earnings of several television stars have been increased like Sofia Vergara, Elisabeth Moss who earned from remunerative salaries with the help of traditional television and various streaming services in which the payment is in bulk and comes beforehand.

Apart from them, another television star who is included in this list is Viola Davis who is on this list for her first time acting role in “How to get away with Murder” and another film which is going to release soon is Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Continue reading this article to get additional information.

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List Of Top Highest-Paid Actress in World:

1. Scarlett Johansson

  • Net Worth: $165 million

Scarlett Johansson

She is giving a hit movie every year. For instance,  The Avengers arrangement. She is an actress who is based in New York and earns $70 thousand every day. Apart from her professional success,  she is also indulged in charitable work like supporting associations that provide support for AIDS, Destitution, and Malignant growth.

2. Sofia Vergara

  • Net Worth: $180 million dollars

Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara finished her run on Modern family of ABC and started her work in America’s Got Talent as a judge. She gained her earnings with the help of various deals of licensing, endorsements which include furniture at Room To Go and chain of the line in Walmart.

3. Julia Roberts

  • Net Worth: $250 million

Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts is one of the versatile actresses who is featured in all kinds of films and shows. Her hits include the movie called ‘Wonder‘ which earned a gross income of $310 million and the cost of the film was around $20 million

4. Reese Witherspoon

  • Net Worth: $200 million

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon is one of the prosperous actresses. She is a motivation for many women across the globe. Some people consider her as a money-maker and a businesswoman. In the 90s she was a successful actress and most famous among people. She also got into the business by selling the exclusive clothes collaborating with Draper James.

5. Angelina Jolie

  • Net Worth: $120 million

Angelina Jolie Pics

Angelina Jolie is one of the rare actresses who earned the maximum amount of income with the help of conventional movies. Her biggest payroll came from her leading role in the film called “The Eternals” which is an upcoming Marvel film that has a budget of $200 million.

6. Gal Gadot

  • Net Worth: $30 million

Gal Gadot

With the help of Wonder Woman 1985, Gal Gadot switched to Netflix and earned $20 million by her act in Red Notice. According to insiders, this was a tremendous price because the average budget of the content was $17 million

7. Jennifer Aniston

  • Net Worth: $300 million

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston earns $2 million every year from the establishment of ‘Companions’ from various sponsorships. She has also performed in several films like We Are The Millers, Horrible Bosses, and many more. After her achievement in ‘Friends’, her success is massive and she also gained fame.

8. Jennifer Lawrence

  • Net Worth: $130 million

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence was one of the most generously paid actresses in the years 2015 and 2016. She even gained $18 million in the previous year. Although,  She failed to maintain the same positive after the establishment of Hunger Games as the expectations were not met

9. Melissa McCarthy

  • Net Worth: $90 million

Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy is an outstanding actress of America who has achieved several Accolades which also include primetime Emmy awards and she was also nominated for some Golden globe awards and academy awards. Her two top films are on Netflix, HBO max, and hosts NBC’s Little Big Shots. Her plan for next year is, the role of Ursula in The Little Mermaid.

10. Meryl Streep

  • Net Worth: $150 million

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep was an amazing actress of her time. She has done various legendary movies and gave a huge hit. She made a comedy with Steven Soderbergh. Let them all talk and sold it to HBO Max for the amount of $33 million. Moreover, She was even a part of Little Women and The Prom

11. Kaley Cuoco

  • Net Worth: $100 million

Kaley Cuoco

Kaley Cuoco has recently entered the industry as a young actress by doing a role in show called ‘8 simple rules’ Although she gained massive success in her another show called ‘Theory of the universe origin’ Presently, She comes under one of the most entertaining actresses. Her income per scene is $1 million which resulted in her presence on this list. Moreover,  She alone is responsible for her success without anyone’s help.

12. Emily Blunt

  • Net Worth: $25 million

Emily Blunt

Emily blunt’s role in A Quiet Place gave her tremendous success She even negotiated a good amount of salary on a sequel which is going to release next year Moreover, Her appearance in Jungle Cruise will give her an amount of seven figures She is a British actress from America who has left her mark in various films of Hollywood.

13. Margot Robbie

  • Net Worth: $25 million

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie gained success in a very short span of time. She is an actress from Australia who was featured in the tenth movie of Tarantino and nominated as a candidate for the Academy Award.  She is also popular for presenting in Stalwart motion pictures like Suicide Squad and The Wolf of Wall Street. She impressed the audience with her appearance and enthusiasm at her young age.

14. Charlize Theron

  • Net Worth: $160 million

Charlize Theron

She is an African woman popularly known for appearing in several hit movies. She was an important part of the group called “The Addams Family ” It gained $200 million although it was not a huge success in comparison to other high-budget movies. She stands at the top as she is the most talented actress in the industry. She has also enhanced her career by stepping into the film-making industry. Apart from all these, she has also been an important character in Fast and Furious Season 8 that gained around $1.3 billion

15. Nicole Kidman

  • Net Worth: $250 million

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman has achieved several awards like Emmy Awards, Academy Awards, and Golden Globe Awards. She has been one of the highest-paid actresses. She has been a part of Ryan Murphy’s The Prom which is going to make her earn an eight-figure earning Furthermore, She will also receive $1 million per episode for acting in The Undoing

16. Ellen Pompeo

  • Net Worth: $80 million

Ellen Pompeo

She has been at the top of the television series known as Grey’s anatomy. Moreover, For her work, She has also been noticed on the Forbes year-end list. Her earnings from ABC’S Grey’s Anatomy is $550,000 for a single episode

17. Elisabeth Moss

  • Net Worth: $15 million

Elisabeth Moss

This actress was paid $1 million for the single episode by Hulu for acting in dystopia The Handmaid’s Tale. She also achieved the earning of the hit show named Invisible man which cost the amount of $7 million and received the amount of $134.3 million.

18. Mila Kunis

  • Net Worth:  $75 million

Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis achieved massive success and managed to make it on this list by giving several blockbusters like The Spy who dumped me, Bad Moms Christmas, and many more.

19. Viola Davis

  • Net Worth: $30 million

Viola Davis

She came on this list for the first time due to her roles in Ma Rainey in a Netflix movie and as Annalise Keating on the series called How to get away with Murder. Viola Davis achieved many awards like two Tony Awards, Academy Award, and Emmy award. Apart from this, She is also the first African-American star to receive the title of ” Triple crown of acting”

20. Cate Blanchett

  • Net Worth: $90 million

Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett is making huge progress in the film industry of Australia. Despite the general exhibition of Oceans 8, she managed to gain success. She gained success due to her appearance in 2018 Thor and Clock in its wall

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

Which actress has recently arrived on the list of highest-paid actors?

Blunt has newly arrived on this list for her coming movies which are A Quiet Place and Jungle Cruise.

 

How much did Sofia Vergara earn from ABC’s modern family?

From ABC’s modern family, Vergara received the amount of $500,000 for every episode.

 

What was Sofia Vergara’s other job?

Sofia Vergara’s other job was as a judge of the show America’s Got Talent which pays her nearly $10 million per season.

 

After how many years Meryl Streep came back in this list and How?

Meryl Streep came back in this list after eight years due to her streaming jobs which give a massive amount of money for her appearance in Ryan Murphy’s newly coming musical named, The Prom.

 

Conclusion:

Two actresses which are Emily Blunt and Angelina Jolie earned a huge profit from streaming and television. Those actresses who earn money with the help of traditional movies gained an aggregate profit of $58 million in the year 2020. According to Hollywood attorney Tom Ara, A movie that has been produced for a worldwide streaming service is more likely to become popular among the millions of audience.

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