According to the Forbes annual list of top earners, Emma Stone has been named the Hollywood’s highest paid actor. The 28-year-old actress made $26 million in the last 12 months, the majority of which was earned from her Oscar-winning performance in the musical romance La La Land. The film earned over $445 million worldwide. She will next be seen alongside Steve Carell in Battle of the Sexes, and is currently filming a dark Netflix comedy, Maniac, alongside Jonah Hill. The actress beat Jennifer Aniston, who is currently on the second spot with an earning of $25.5 million. Jennifer Aniston is then followed by Jennifer Lawrence, who is at the third spot with an earning of approximately $24 million. Jennifer Aniston continues to make millions due to films like the upcoming “The Yellow Birds” and endorsement deals with the famous Emirate Airline’s, SmartWater and Aveeno.
According to various sources, Jennifer Aniston was paid $5 million for the emirate’s commercial. Until last year, Jennifer Lawrence was on the top of this list but has come to third spot this year. In 2017, most of her paychecks came from the upcoming Darren Aronofsky thriller “Mother!” and a longstanding Dior endorsement.
Last month Emma Stone discussed regarding the gender pay disparity in Hollywood. She said that some of her male co-stars have taken pay cuts to ensure pay equality. She said
In my career so far, I’ve needed my male co-stars to take a pay cut so that I may have parity with them, and that’s something they do for me because they feel it’s what’s right and fair. That’s something that’s also not discussed, necessarily: that our getting equal pay is going to require people to selflessly say, ‘That’s what’s fair.
Melissa McCarthy topped spot number 4 with $18 million, and Mila Kunis rounded out the top five with $15.5 million. Together, the top-10 highest paid actresses earned a combined $172.5 million between June 1, 2016, and June 1, 2017, before fees and taxes. This year 3 woman passed the $20 million mark, down from four in 2016.