It’s no secret that celebrities have it good when it comes to their paychecks. I mean, that’s the benefit of being a celebrity. In addition to all the fame and appreciation, you get a nice paycheck at the end of the day.
The more successful a movie or TV show is, the higher the actors and actresses in it will get paid. Getting your big break and striking a well-paying role in a major production definitely isn’t easy, and takes years and years of preparation, but the payoff is worth it.
With 2019 coming to a close, Forbes released its list of the highest-paid actresses of 2019. Women make less money than men with most things in the world, including acting. Creating an equal income is significantly harder for women, especially for non-white women, which explains why this list only includes one non-white woman.
Women everywhere are continuously fighting for equal opportunities, but the journey is long.
This is Forbes highest-paid actresses of 2019:
10. Ellen Pompeo – $22 million
Most notably known for her starring role as Meredith Grey in Grey’s Anatomy, Ellen Pompeo is also a producer for the series.
9. Charlize Theron — $23 million
With roles in various productions such as Gringo and The Addams Family, Theron also has her own production company.
8. Margot Robbie — $23.5 million
Margot Robbie’s starring roles in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Mary Queen of Scots is what put her on this list.
7. Elisabeth Moss — $24 million
The Handmaid’s Tale is extremely popular, so it’s no surprise that the starring character would be on this list.
6. Kaley Cuoco — $25 million
We all know and love Kaley Cuoco for her starring role on The Big Bang Theory, which paid off well.
5. Jennifer Aniston — $28 million
Jennifer Aniston does a lot that we don’t always see, such as roles in The Morning Show, Dumplin’, and Murder Mystery.
4. Nicole Kidman — $34 million
This Big Little Lies actresses also made good money this year with roles in Aquaman and The Goldfinch.
3. Reese Witherspoon — $35 million
Another Big Little Lies star, Reese Witherspoon, does a lot- including her own media company, which produces major movies.
2. Sofía Vergara — $44.1 million
The final season of Modern Family broke our hearts, and Sofía Vergara’s role as Gloria will always be remembered.
1. Scarlett Johansson — $56 million
And the winner is- Scarlett Johansson. But is anyone surprised? Her starring role in Endgame is truly what put her on top.