The 12 Highest Paid Actors in Hollywood
Everyone these days knows that Hollywood stars earn a ridiculous amount of money per year — and amazingly, their movie salaries often aren’t the largest portion of their income. Celebrities rake in millions in box office royalties, which comes in addition to their initial salary – not to mention the promotional deals that they cut with multi-billion dollar companies.
Take a peek at the following Hollywood stars and starlets who earned the highest amounts in 2015.
Jennifer Aniston – $15 Million
Jennifer Aniston is one of the rare actresses who was able to appear in an iconic sitcom without pigeonholing herself into the television genre forever. Aniston was able to do so many films during the breaks in her Friends shooting schedule that after the show ended, she found herself as one of the most popular actresses in Hollywood.
Although she still acts often, she makes most of her money as the spokesperson for brands like SmartWater and NutriSystem.
Julia Roberts – $16 Million
America’s Sweetheart Julia Roberts has enjoyed a long career, although she’s been out of the spotlight for the last few years. In the early 2000s she appeared in a few movies every year, but now her pace has slowed down to appearing in just one every year or so. This could be due to her role as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador — she’s been generous in donating large sums of money to funding projects in places like Haiti and India.
Scarlett Johansson – $17 Million
A beautiful and versatile actress, Scarlett Johansson has proved there’s no genre of movie she won’t try. She’s appeared in movies directed by legendary auteurs Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen, but she’s also comfortable starring in movies with a less-intelligent bent, like We Bought a Zoo and He’s Just Not That Into You. She also regularly appears in magazines like Maxim and Esquire on their annual lists cataloguing the hottest women of the year.
In 2015, she raked in $17 million, which was in no small part due to her endorsement deals and modeling contracts with Moet and Chandon, Mango, and L’Oreal, among others.