Highest Paid Actors Jennifer Lawrence and Dwayne Johnson have Stunning Pay Gap

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Forbes has unveiled their annual list of highest paid actress in the world, and while Jennifer Lawrence has topped the list for the second year in a row, she again earned significantly less than the world’s highest paid actor.

Thanks to her Dior endorsement and films like The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 and X-Men: Apocalypse, Lawrence banked $46 million between June 1, 2015 and June 1, 2016. While $46 million is certainly a lot to earn in a year, Lawrence’s earnings don’t even rank among the top five highest grossing actors, again bringing issues of gender pay gaps in the limelight.   

Dwayne Johnson topped the highest paid actor list with $64.5 million, unseating last year’s highest paid actor, Robert Downey Jr. Jackie Chan comes in second with $61 million followed by Matt Damon with $55 million. Tom Cruise and Johnny Depp rounded out the top five with $53 million and $48 million, respectively.

Millions of dollars behind the top five male earners, Melissa McCarthy is the second highest paid actress with $33 million. Scarlett Johansson ranks third with $25 million followed by Jennifer Aniston with $21 million and Chinese star Fan Bingbing with $17 million. Other actresses in the top ten: Charlize Theron, Amy Adams, Julia Roberts, Mila Kunis and Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, don’t even earn as much as the men in the top twenty. Check out the stunning pay gap below and head over to Forbes for the complete listing.

  1. Dwayne Johnson - $64.5 million
  2. Jackie Chan - $61 million
  3. Matt Damon - $55 million
  4. Tom Cruise - $53 million
  5. Johnny Depp - $48 million
  6. Ben Affleck - $43 million
  7. Vin Diesel - $35 million
  8. Shah Rukh Khan - $33 million
  9. Robert Downey Jr - $33 million
  10. Akshay Kumar - $31.5 million
  11. Brad Pitt - $31.5 million
  12. Adam Sandler - $30 million
  13. Mark Wahlberg - $30 million
  14. Salman Kahn - $28.5 million
  15. Leonardo DiCaprio - $27 million
  16. Chris Pratt - $26 million
  17. Will Smith - $20.5 million
  18. Amitabh Bachchan - $20 million
  19. Matthew McConaughey - $18 million
  20. Harrison Ford - $15 million
  1. Jennifer Lawrence – $46 million
  2. Melissa McCarthy - $33 million
  3. Scarlett Johansson - $25 million
  4. Jennifer Aniston - $21 million
  5. Fan Bingbing - $17 million
  6. Charlize Theron – $16.5 million
  7. Amy Adams – $13.5 million
  8. Julia Roberts - $12 million
  9. Mila Kunis - $11 million
  10. Deepika Padukone $10 million