Angelina Jolie Tops List Of Top Earning ActressesBy: Matt Spencer - August 1, 2013
Angelina Jolie has not quite been in the spotlight over the last year, but that has not stopped her from making more money than any other actress over that time.
According to Forbes, Jolie earned $33 million between June 2012 and June 2013 despite dropping from the public eye. Jolie’s absence was understandable given the double mastectomy she underwent earlier in the year. Despite her misfortune, Jolie was still able to produce, direct the Bosnian War film “In The Land of Blood and Honey”, voice a character in “Kung Fu Panda 2″, and perform other duties that earned her such a hefty total.
Second place on the list was Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence. The “Silver Linings Playbook” star earned $26 million in the past year. Lawrence was able to rack up such a healthy bank account due to her Oscar winning role in that film, as well as her portrayal of Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games”, a role which she will reprise in the upcoming “Catching Fire” as well as the trilogy ending “Mocking Jay”.
Actress Kristen Stewart took third place with a reported $22 million. The rest of the list was rounded out by big names like Jennifer Aniston, Emma Stone, Charlize Theron, Sandra Bullock, Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, and Julia Roberts, who starred in Snow White retelling “Mirror Mirror”.
While Jolie’s earnings were more than impressive, she is still dwarfed by the $75 million raked in by Robert Downey Jr., who topped the list of top-earning actors thanks to his role as Tony Stark in “The Avengers” and “Iron Man 3″.