Forbes Top Hollywood Earners List

Forbes Top Hollywood Earners List

Hollywood Big Buck Earners


Everyone wants to know how much the other person makes. For some reason people want to make sure they’re not getting the short end of the paycheck when it comes to Zero’s in their paycheck. Then, when it comes to athletes, actors and actresses, the need to know the dollar signs seems even higher. Especially for the fan.

Forbes magazine recently released two lists concerning money in Hollywood.

On the highest-earning man in Hollywood list, three producers top the list with George Lucus in the number one spot. The Star Wars creator pulled in an estimated $170 million between June 2008 and June 2009. His fourth Indiana Jones movie made $786 million worldwide. Lucas also earns big bucks from sales of Star Wars merchandise.

Meanwhile, Forbes Magazine lists Angelina Jolie as the top earning actress. Forbes says the actress took $27 million to the bank in the past year. Her income included the large upfront sum of money she received for her role in the upcoming spy thriller flick Salt, as well as the action movie Wanted. Second after Jolie is her partner Brad Pitt’s ex-wife, Jennifer Aniston, who made $25 million. Meryl Streep was third on the list with Sarah Jessica Parker coming in at the number 4 spot.

Hollywood’s Top Paid Men

  1. George Lucas – $170 million
  2. Steven Spielberg – $150 million
  3. Jerry Bruckheimer – $100 million
  4. Jerry Seinfield – $85 million
  5. Dr. Phil McGraw – $80 million
  6. Tyler Perry – $75 million
  7. Dick Wolf – $75 million
  8. Simon Cowell – $75 million
  9. Bruce Springsteen – $70 million
  10. Howard Stern – $70 million
  11. Harrison Ford – $65 million
  12. Kenny Chesney – $65 million
  13. James Patterson – $60 million
  14. Adam Sandler – $55 million
  15. Larry David – $55 million

Hollywood’s Top Paid Ladies

  1. Angelina Jolie – $27 million
  2. Jennifer Aniston – $25 million
  3. Meryl Streep – $24 million
  4. Sarah Jessica Parker – $23 million
  5. Cameron Diaz – $20 million
  6. Sandra Bullock – $15 million
  7. Reese Witherspoon – $15 million
  8. Nicole Kidman – $12 million
  9. Drew Barrymore – $12 million
  10. Renee Zellweger – $10 million

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Dr. Rus

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