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Forbes Hails Parker and Jolie as Highest Paid Actresses


Forbes has released their Highest Paid List and declared Angelina Jolie and Sarah Jessica Parker as being on top of the list.

Highest Paid US Actresses

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Last year’s top earner, Sandra Bullock dropped to number 9 after a year of movie hiatus. Her recent earnings gross at $15 million.

Jolie and Parker both rank first in the list with annual salaries of $30 million each.

To most, it may be surprising that SJP shares the top spot with Jolie, but people do not realize that SJP earns a lot from her perfumes and endorsement deals. According to Dorothy Pomerantz of Forbes.com, “Also she’s coming off of Sex and the City 2 which turned a healthy profit.”

Much of SJP’s salary also comes from the reruns of her hit TV show “Sex and the City” which she starred in and produced. Earnings from the second film generated $290 million.

Jolie tops the list thanks to the international success of her film “Salt” bringing in $300 million and “The Tourist” cashing in at $280 million of global ticket sales.

Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon is trailing not far behind in the list with earnings of $28 million dollar each.

The top 10 earning actress made a total of $218 million between

From May 2010 to May 2011, Forbes.com compiled the list by talking to producers, lawyers, agents and Hollywood insiders to estimate how much each actress earned. The top 10 earning actresses made a total of $218 million from the said months.

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