Every year, Forbes magazine looks into the wallets of celebrities and tells the curious how much celebrities have earned. According to the results of 2023, world-class actresses surprised: Scarlett Johansson triumphantly returned to the top, Gal Gadot made her debut. What other surprises await in the ranking of the richest artists on the planet?
10Gal Gadot, $10 million
Fearlessness Gal Gadot was taught by relatives. The severity of upbringing did not prevent the girl from playing sports, dreaming of a career as a choreographer or lawyer. At the age of 18, Gal was drafted into the army. Prior to enlistment, Gadot worked as a model, winning the Miss Israel title in 2004. Since 2008, Gadot has been the wife of businessman Yaron Versano. The couple have two daughters, Alma and Maya.
The 33-year-old Israeli actress has featured in Spies Next Door, Fast and Furious, and the Batman Saga. Gal Gadot woke up famous after the movie premiere of Wonder Woman in 2017. The role of Diana Prince made the Israeli one of the richest actresses of 2019.
Analysts believe that Gadot will only get richer in 2023. The actress has already signed a contract for the military thriller Ruins, the continuation of the story about Diana Prince and the second part of the Justice League.
In 2023, Gal Gadot earned $9.1 million more than last year.
9Melissa McCarthy, $12 million
Melissa McCarthy, a native of Illinois, performed as a stand-up comedian in clubs in New York and Los Angeles until 1997. After that, she was fascinated by the film industry. Already in 2001, McCarthy became known for her role as Sookie from Gilmore Girls. The finest hour of the actress was the participation in the 2011 film “Bridesmaids”. Melissa was nominated for an Oscar for the film.
The Mike and Molly sitcom, which was released from 2010 to 2016, brought Melissa an Emmy Award and good dividends. In 2016, she also received a Golden Globe Award for her role in Spy.
Melissa McCarthy’s film revenue has dropped from $33 million in 2017 to $12 million in 2023. However, the mother of two daughters has no time to lose heart. Melissa founded a film studio with her husband in 2013, and two years earlier she launched her own clothing line for women of all sizes.
eightCate Blanchett, $12.5 million
Australian actress, mother of four, Cate Blanchett was born into a large family of an engineer. When Blanchett received her theater degree in 1992, her debut was acclaimed by critics.
Blanchett tried her hand at cinema since the late 1980s, success came to her after her role in Elizabeth (1998) and gained a foothold after participating in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Ocean's 8, and, of course, after her role in The Hobbit Saga and the Ring of Omnipotence. In 2017, Cate Blanchett participated in the film The Secret of the House with a Clock and played Hela in the saga about the unstoppable Scandinavian god Thor. In 2023, the actress earned half a million more than last year, thanks to film roles and advertising.
7Julia Roberts, $13 million
The main beauty of the world, Julia Roberts, comes from a poor family. Since the age of 13, Julia has been working as a waitress. The acting successes of the brother inspired the younger sister. She played several minor roles until 1989, when she was noticed in Hollywood after her role in Steel Magnolias.
In 1990, Pretty Woman was released, where Roberts played the role of prostitute Vivien, who got a lucky ticket. An incredible love story about a new Cinderella propelled Julia Robets to the top of Hollywood. This was followed by serious roles about humiliated wives and hopeless love in a terminally ill patient.
2017 was also a successful year for Julia Roberts. The film "Miracle" was released. For him and contracts with Lancome, Roberts received 13 million. Thanks to this, in 2019, the fortune of Julia Roberts grew by a million dollars in a year.
6Mila Kunis, $16 million
Mila Kunis was born in Ukraine to a Jewish family, and at the age of 7 she emigrated to the United States with her family. The first year of life in a new country was difficult for the girl, but after that she got used to it. In 1993, the girl starred in an advertisement and 5 years later got a role in the sitcom That 70s Show. He brought 16-year-old Mila Kunis fame and first awards. Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, the wife of the actress, have two children.
In 2008, Mila Kunis starred in Passing Through, and in 2009 she was offered a role in the film Extract. She also played the main character's rival in Black Swan (2010).
In 2017, Mila Kunis recently completed another maternity leave. She starred in the spy action comedy and her first sequel, Bad Moms. All this increased the actress's profit for the year by half a million from 15.5 to 16 million in 2023.
5Reese Witherspoon, $16.5 million
Reese Witherspoon was born in Louisiana to a military medic family. The girl was interested in literature, and Reese still admits that, once in a bookstore, she dreams of buying everything. Although the love of cinema still won.
Critics noticed Reese Witherspoon after her role in the film "Man on the Moon" back in 1990, and the worldwide recognition of the actress brought her role in the story about "Legally Blonde" (2001).
The Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, BAFTA and Academy Award winner released three projects today. Big Little Lies, Visiting Alice, and Wrinkle in Time brought Witherspoon about $6 million more than a year ago. In 2017, she did not even enter the top ten in terms of income.
4Jennifer Lawrence, $18 million
Jennifer Lawrence, a native of Kentucky, grew up with two brothers and knew from the age of 14 that she would become an actress. She made the most of it. At the age of 16, Lawrence starred in two TV series, and the recognition of the audience came to her after The Hunger Games and the X-Men saga. The girl's heart is still free. A busy schedule does not allow her to maintain long-term close relationships. The 28-year-old actress probably lost her account of awards. Youth awards, the highest mark of the Venice Film Festival, BAFTA, numerous Oscar nominations. However, the actress's income over the past year fell from 24 to 18 million. Perhaps she decided to take a break?
3Jennifer Aniston, $19.5 million
Jennifer Aniston, who was born in California, had parents who were also actors. However, unlike them, their daughter will not run out of money for a long time. She is still paid millions for her role in Friends. But she could retreat a step before success!
In 1990, she came to Hollywood and received minor roles. After 4 years, Aniston lost faith in her luck and for the last time went to the casting of the series. They were Friends. The role of Rachel Green brought her recognition, a millionth fortune, a Golden Globe and an Emmy. In 2002, Aniston played the main character's girlfriend in Bruce Almighty. Another role of the protagonist's companion was successful for Jennifer in 2008 in the film Marley and Me.
In 2017, Jennifer starred in the film "Yellow Birds", and received most of the income from advertising contracts. Aniston has already been approved for a role in the series, where she will receive a little more than a million per episode. All this contributed to the assets of the actress 19.5 million dollars. This is 6 million less than last year.
2Angelina Jolie, $28 million
The daughter and goddaughter of actors, Angelina Jolie fell in love with cinema early. Neither the divorce of her parents interfered with her dreams, nor the tendency to thinness prevented the girl from moving towards her goal. She attended Beverly Hills High School, dabbled in modeling and music video actresses from the age of 14. On the set of "Hackers" (1995), she met her first husband, the marriage lasted three years. Already the next tape "George Wallace" brought Jolie critical acclaim, and Angelina's popularity brought the role of Lara Croft in 2001.
In 2005, the success of the film "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" was overwhelming, and the marriage of the main characters, Brad Pitt and Jolie, grew into a real relationship.
Recently, a lot of the couple's time has been taken up by disputes over divorce and custody of six children. However, for the continuation of filming in Maleficent, Angelina Jolie will receive a good fee of $ 28 million. This is about 20 million more than last year.
oneScarlett Johansson, $40.5 million
Scarlett Johansson was born into an architect's family with her twin brother Hunter. The family had four children, but the parents soon separated. This had a strong effect on little Scarlett, who had to live in two cities.
Visits from childhood acting school were not in vain. Already at the age of 9 she played her first role, and two years later Sean Connery became her shooting partner. In 1996, she took part in The Horse Whisperer, and the world-wide fame for the girl was brought by the works Lost in Translation (2003), The Island (2005) and Match Point (2005). The role of the Black Widow, Natasha Romanova, consolidated the success of the actress.
Over the past two years, Scarlett Johansson has been involved in three projects. A sequel to The Avengers has already been announced. All this made the actress richer by about 30 million than the previous year.