According to a recent Forbes survey, Angelina Jolie and Sarah Jessica Parker are the best-paid female Hollywood stars, with their annual paychecks amounting to $30 million.
Jolie, 36 captured the top spot thanks to her part in the action movie ‘Salt’ that brought in about $300 million worldwide and “The Tourist” that earned just a little less – $280 million.
As for Sarah Jessica Parker Best, 46, she owes her large income to the reruns of the hit series “Sex and the City” and the movie from the series that brought in $290 million.
And for those still wondering how Sarah Jessica Parker ended up at the top of the list, acting is not her only source of income. The Sex and the City star also has lucrative endorsement contracts and her own perfume line.
Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston were close to the top spot, with their annual income totaling $28 million. Aniston’s film “Just Go With It” is one of the leaders in the US box office charts.
Julia Roberts and Kristen Stewart best known for her part in The Twilight Saga came in fifth.
The total annual income of the top ten highest-paid actresses amounts to $218 million, according to this survey, which was made after consulting Hollywood agents, insiders, lawyers and producers.