J. Law topped Forbes' "World's Highest-Paid Actresses" list. How much did she make last year? The "Hunger Games" star banked $52 million. Some of that pre-tax income came from her deal with Dior but the bulk came from her work in the "Hunger Games" and the "X-Men" franchise.
According to Forbes' Natalie Robehmed, "Jennifer Lawrence has been able to negotiate very favorable deals on the back end of the 'Hunger Games' films. No other actress could play Katniss Everdeen, and for that reason, she can command a substantial cut of profits."
Her $52 million is undeniably impressive, but how much did Lawrence's male counterparts earn? Robert Downey Jr. tops the men's list with $80 million. Jackie Chan comes in second with $50 million. Just a cursory glance at the lists below confirms the wage gap that all women experience. It's clear that the field isn't level, even for top female celebrities.
1. Jennifer Lawrence, $52 million 2. Scarlett Johansson, $35.5 million 3. Melissa McCarthy, $23 million 4. Fan Bingbing, $21 million 5. Jennifer Aniston, $16.5 million 6. Julia Roberts, $16 million 7. Angelina Jolie, $15 million 8. Reese Witherspoon, $15 million 9. Anne Hathaway, $12 million 10. Kristen Stewart, $12 million
1) Robert Downey Junior, $80 million 2) Jackie Chan, $50 million 3) Vin Diesel, $47 million 4) Bradley Cooper, $41.5 million 5) Adam Sandler, $41 million 6) Tom Cruise, $40 million 7) Amitabh Bachchan, $33.5 million 7) Salman Khan, $33.5 million 9) Ashkay Kumar, $32.5 million 10) Mark Wahlberg, $32 million