Just like every year, Forbes announced the list of highest-paid celebrities this year. The list which came out is garnering a lot of attention for Bollywood celebrities like Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone who made headlines for being the part of the list are not the part of it this year. The Bollywood’s very own superstar Deepika Padukone who was in the top 10 list of the highest paid actresses last year is nowhere to be seen this year. The Padmaavat actress who sat on the sixth position with an annual earning of $ 11 Million dollars is now out of the list.
Avengers: Infinity War has proved to be fruitful for Black Widow aka Scarlett Johansson as the actress has topped the Forbes list of Highest-Paid Actresses 2018 (From June 1, 2017, to June 1, 2018). Scarlett has toppled Emma Stone, ($26 million in 2017) who was at the forefront of 2017’s list, with an impressive earning of $40.5 million (Rs 280 crore). Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston are placed in the second and third position with $28 million and $19.5 million. Jennifer Lawrence and Reese Witherspoon complete the Top 5 with $18 million and $16.5 million, respectively.
Kevin Feige (President and Producer of Marvel Studios) had earlier said, “The per cent of budget cost has certainly skewed heavy, particularly on the Avengers movies, to cast now, whereas maybe in the early ones it was more visual effects or below the line. But that’s okay because [the actors] are the best effects.” Meanwhile, Deepika Padukone was the only Indian actress last year in the Top 10 with an earning of $11 million. The actress earned the sixth spot thanks to her Hollywood debut xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017), Padmaavat (2018).
Here’s the complete Top 10 list of Forbes’ Highest-Paid Actresses 2018:
1. Scarlett Johansson – $40.5 million
2. Angelina Jolie – $28 million
3. Jennifer Aniston – $19.5 million
4. Jennifer Lawrence – $18 million
5. Reese Witherspoon – $16.5 million
6. Mila Kunis – $16 million
7. Julia Roberts – $13 million
8. Cate Blanchett – $12.5 million
9. Melissa McCarthy – $12 million
10. Gal Gadot – $10 million