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Scarlett Johansson tops the list of world's highest paid actress

Angelina Jolie ranked second with USD 28 million thanks mainly to her upfront pay for Maleficent 2.

Edited by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: August 17, 2018 19:05 IST ]

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Lost in Transaltion actress Scarlett Johansson, who was recently seen as Black Widow in Avengers: Infinity War has been named as the world's highest paid female actress by Forbes magazine.

Johansson, 33, made USD 40.5 million in pre-tax earnings from June 1, 2017, to June 1, 2018, quadrupling her income from the previous year. Angelina Jolie ranked second with USD 28 million thanks mainly to her upfront pay for Maleficent 2. 

Jennifer Aniston came in third with USD 19.5 million, making the bulk of her profits from Emirates airlines, Smartwater, and Aveeno promotions, Forbes reports. Jennifer Lawrence, 28, was fourth on the list with continued earnings from her role in the X-Men series and an endorsement contract with fashion brand Christian Dior. Her USD 18 million income was USD 6 million less than the prior year. 

Reese Witherspoon, 42, is at number five with USD 16.5 million. The rest of the top 10 were Mila Kunis, Cate Blanchett, Melissa McCarthy and Gal Gadot. The combined earnings of the top 10 women this year is USD 186 million. Last year's highest-paid actress, Emma Stone, was not part of the top 10. 

(With PTI inputs)

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