Published On: Mon, Aug 27th, 2018

The Forbes List of Top 10 World’s Highest Paid Actresses in 2018

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A new list has been published on Forbes for the highest paid actresses in the world for 2018. The list for the top paid world’s actresses has been published a few days ago and Scarlett Johansson is on the top of the list with pretax earnings of $40.5 million.

This new list of rankings is based on the earning from the 1st June 2017 to the 1st June 2018. You can check the complete list of top 10 world’s highest paid actresses below:


  1. Gal Gadot ($10 million)
  2. Melissa McCarthy ($12 million)
  3. Cate Blanchett ($12.5 million)
  4. Julia Roberts ($13 million)
  5. Mila Kunis ($16 million)
  6. Reese Witherspoon ($16.5 million)
  7. Jennifer Lawrence ($18 million)
  8. Jennifer Aniston ($19.5 million)
  9. Angelina Jolie ($28 million)
  10. Scarlett Johansson ($40.5 million)

Also, check the top 10 highest-paid Bollywood actresses 2018 list.

10. Gal Gadot ($10 million)

gal gadot highest paid actress list 2018

Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress who has won the title of Miss Israel in 2004. She is also a singer, a model, and martial artist. She has made her film debut in the fourth series of the Fast & Furious (2009). Her first solo film is the Wonder Woman released in 2017 which makes her appear in the list of 10 highest paid actresses of the world in 2018.


According to the report, her pretax earning is $10 million from 1st June 2017 to 1st June 2018. Gal Gadot is the only newcomer actress who has successfully get a place in the top 10 list of world’s highest-paid actresses in 2018.

9. Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy Highest Paid Actress 2018

Melissa McCarthy finds a place at number 9 among the top paid actresses in the world with an earning of $12 million. She was born Plainfield, Illinois and started her career as a comedian in New York.

She has performed various stage roles in the city and then she moved to Los Angles. In 2015 her appearance in the Spy and in 2016 her appearance in Ghostbusters: Answer the Call makes her very famous. Her upcoming movie is The Happy Time Murders & the drama Can You Ever Forgive Me?.

8. Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett highest paid World actress 2018

Cate Blanchett was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1969 and her father died when she was only 10. She started her work from the theater and won a few awards. In 1997 she made her feature film debut and the movie was Paradise Road. The same year, she married the writer Andrew Upton.

Her breakthrough role was in the movie Elizabeth in 1998 and she has won the best actress award whereas the movie itself had won many awards. Cate Blanchett was nominated for the Oscar award as well that year for the same movie, but she lost. Again in the “Elizabeth: The Golden Age” in 2007 she got the lead role and again nominated for the Oscar award.

In the Lords of The Rings trilogy, she played the role of an Elf Queen Galadriel and the movie have got many awards and Academy awards as well. On the list of world’s highest paid actresses, she is at number 8 as her eaning is $12.5 million.

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7. Julia Roberts


Julia Roberts was born in Georgia, America in 1967. In 1988, she appeared in the movie Satisfaction which makes people fall in love with this pretty lady. She was nominated for an Oscar award in 1990 for her role in the movie Pretty Women.


Her drama, Wonder in 2017 is a super hit of the decade for Julia Roberts which made her name appeared at number 7 in this list as she earned $13 million.

6. Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis Highest Paid Actress-2018

Mila Kunis was born in 1983 to a Jewish family in Ukraine. At the age of just 9 years, she decided that she has to adapt acting as a career. She started her career in 1995 through Make a Wish, Molly and from there she got the big budget films.

Her voice for the character Meg in the Family Guy sitcom made her name appear on the 6th place at the world’s highest paid actresses in 2018. According to Forbes, the earning of Mila Kunis was $16 million and this was due to her voice in Family Guy.

5. Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon highest paid actress 2018

Reese Witherspoon finds her place at number 5 on the list of top 10 highest paid actresses in the world for 2018. She started her career with The Man in the Moon at the age of 14. She gets success at the start of her career and the major breakthrough was Legally Blonde in 2001 which make her the top Hollywood actress.

Recently, HBO has renewed the Big Little Lies second season and Reese Witherspoon will get about $1 million per episode. This huge success makes her at position 5 for the highest paid actresses in the world for 2018.

4. Jennifer Lawrence


With the help of X-Men previous version and upcoming X-Men version in 2019, Jennifer Lawrence is making 18$ million from June 2017 to June 2018. With this huge earning, the 28 years old beauty queen is placed on the 4th number on the list of world’s highest-paid actresses in 2018.


Born in 1990, she played a role in the movie The Devil You Know which was filmed in 2005. She has won the Oscar award for the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for the movie Silver Linings Playbook in 2013. The Mother and the Red Sparrow, both movies for Jennifer Lawrence underperformed recently, but her next X-Men movie would be a big hit according to movie experts.

3. Jennifer Aniston


Jennifer Aniston was born in 1969 in Sherman Oaks, California. She started acting at the age of 11 from her school’s drama society club. Most of her career was on American TV and she was a very successful actress on the TV. She had won many awards as well for her roles in the sitcom Friends.

She married Brad Pitt in 2000 and divorced in 2005. With Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston will earn about $1.25 million per episode for forthcoming Apple series.

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Currently, Jennifer Aniston is on the victory stand 3rd place for the highest paid world’s actress in 2018 with the earning of $19.5 million.

2. Angelina Jolie


The beauty queen Angelina Jolie is famous for her beautiful sexy lips and for her body tattoos. Angelina Jolie has won an Oscar award for her movie Girl, Interrupted for the category of the best supporting actress. She is also listed on may websites for the top 10 most beautiful actresses in the world.

Her first blockbuster movie was Lara Croft: Tomb Ride which was released in 2001. The movie was made on a theme of a video game and Angelina Jolie got so much fame with that character. Her father, Jon Voight, was also an Oscar award winner for the best actor in leading role.


There are so many super hit movies for Angelina Jolie some of which are, Wanted, Salt, Maleficent, Mr. & Mrs. Smith and many more. The last mentioned movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith was a blockbuster with Brad Pitt. Both Brad and Angelina Jolie married after that film when Brad got divorced from Jennifer Aniston.

Angelina Jolie remained in the list of the highest-paid actress in the world from 2002 for about five years. Now, she is again on the list in the second position with an earning of $28 million.

1. Scarlett Johansson


If we say that Scarlett Johansson is one of the most beautiful and sexiest Hollywood actresses then it won’t be a lie. She is the hottest actress and we already listed her on the second position for the most beautiful Hollywood actresses list.

Scarlett was born in 1984 in New York and she started her career in the childhood. Her first movie ‘North’ was released in 1994 and she acted in that movie when she was only nine years old. She also played a role in the most favorite movie of the kids, Home Alone. She worked for Home Alone 3 and played the character of Molly Pruitt.

A lot of movies are on her credit and some of the movies are Iron Man 2, The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, and Avengers: Infinity War.

She is currently at the top of the list for the highest-paid world’s actresses 2018 with an earning of $40.5 million which is huge and not a single actress is close to her.