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La La Land actor Emma Stone tops Forbes’ highest-paid actresses, beats Jennifer Lawrence

August 17th, 2017 | by Manisha Surange
La La Land actor Emma Stone tops Forbes’ highest-paid actresses, beats Jennifer Lawrence

After grabbing her first Oscar, actor Emma Stone ousted Jennifer Lawrence on Wednesday to take over the top spot on Forbes’ 2017 list of the world’s highest-paid actresses. Emma Stone, the-28-year-old actress, who won best actress for her role as a struggling actress in La La Land, made $26 million in pre-tax earnings, according to Forbes’ calculations over a 12-month period from June 2016 to June 2017.

The actress outpaced Jennifer Aniston, 48-year-ole, who came in at No. 2 this year with earnings of $25.5 million, with residual income still coming in from the television sitcom “Friends” and endorsement deals with brands such as SmartWater and Emirates Airline. Jennifer Lawrence, 27, who was topped the Forbes list for two consecutive years, slipped to No. 3 this year with earnings of $24 million, almost half of her prior year’s earnings of $46 million.

The actress, who has talked about equal pay for women in Hollywood, saw her earnings dip this year after the conclusion of the “Hunger Games” franchise, the actress continues to make money from film deals and an endorsement deal with fashion brand Christian Dior.

Forbes compiles its annual celebrity earnings lists from box office and Nielsen data. The top-ten list also includes Charlize Theron, Emma Watson and Melissa McCarthy. Forbes said no stars from Asia made the cut this year.

Here is the entire list:
1. Emma Stone ($26 million)
2. Jennifer Aniston ($25.5 million)
3. Jennifer Lawrence ($24 million)
4. Melissa McCarthy ($18 million)
5. Mila Kunis ($15.5 million)
6. Emma Watson ($14 million)
6. Charlize Theron ($14 million)
8. Cate Blanchett ($12 million)
8. Julia Roberts ($12 million)
10. Amy Adams ($11.5 million)

Forbes stated that the cumulative total earned by the world’s top ten highest-paid actresses – $172.5 million – slipped to 16 percent from the previous year. Last year, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was on top of the Forbes’ list of highest-paid actors at $64.5 million, more than double the amount made by Stone this year. Forbes is expected to release its list of top-earning male actors later this week.

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