Let’s see who among the current top-earning female movie stars made it to the rich list. 

We take into account their earnings from acting, brand endorsement deals, and other sources of income like clothing lines, cosmetics, or other businesses

#10 Viola Davis

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The critically acclaimed actress has spoken about black women's underrepresentation in film and television. “We have stories to tell,” she said in a speech at the 2016 Emmy Awards. “And we deserve to be heard.” 

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The first time she appeared on the Forbes magazine annual list of highest-paid actresses was in 2019, and she still holds the 10th position firmly with a net worth of $15.5 million. 

#9 Elisabeth Moss 

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In addition to her success in Hollywood, Moss is also a vocal advocate for women's rights. She has supported the Time's Up movement and expressed the need for more female directors in Hollywood.
Moss is set to star in the upcoming film adaptation of Margaret Atwood's book “The Testaments.” She appeared as one of the highest-paid TV actresses in 2018 and still stands her ground with a net worth of $16 million.

#8 Ellen Pompeo

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Pompeo penned an article about the gender pay gap and her new deal with ABC, which made it to the cover story for The Hollywood Reporter's January 2018 issue.
Pompeo's estimated net worth is about $19 million.

#7 Nicole Kidman 

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The Oscar winner Kidman has been a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF since 1994 and was made a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2006. She was listed among the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine, and The New York Times named her one of the century's top Hollywood actors.

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The total worth of this Australian superstar is around $22 million.

#6 Emily Blunt

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Apart from acting, she is very into singing, as you might have witnessed in “Mary Poppin Returns” and “Into the Woods.” 

Blunt first appeared on the highest-paid actresses list in 2019. Now she has a worth of $22.5 million.

#5 Meryl Streep

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With an impressive range of roles under her belt, Meryl Streep has demonstrated her versatility and talent time and time again. Whether she is playing a dramatic role or a comedic one, she always manages to capture the hearts of her audience. 

According to Forbes, the 73-year-old Streep was one of the best-paid actresses in 2019, with a net worth of $19.12 million. It has now increased to $24 million. 

#4 Melissa McCarthy 

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You probably have seen this versatile American actress in “Gilmore Girls” as Lorelai Gilmore’s best friend. Melissa Ann McCarthy is also a comedian, writer, producer, and fashion designer who have won multiple awards throughout her career. 

She also appeared as a cameo in the latest “Thor: Love and Thunder.” The Bridesmaid actress was put on this list in 2019 until now with $25 million in her account.

#3 Gal Gadot 

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In the number three place, we have the famous lead protagonist of “Wonder Woman,” Gal Gadot. She is an Israeli model, actress, producer, and mother of three beautiful kids. 

The “Red Notice” heroine was the former Miss Israel and combat fitness instructor of the Israel Defense Forces. She placed twice in the annual rankings of this list. Gal Gadot's net worth is now increased to $31.5 million. 

#2 Angelina Jolie 

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Angelina Jolie, second on the Forbes list, works as an actress and director. She has received various honors, including an Academy Award and three Golden Globe Awards. Her involvement in the noble venture of being a UN Special Envoy for Refugee Concerns has made her widely known as a humanitarian. 

She has a current net worth of $35 million. 

#1 Sofia Vergara 

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As one of Hollywood's most successful Latina actresses, Sofia Vergara has defied the odds to achieve mainstream success. Born and raised in Colombia, Vergara began her film industry career as a model and television host before landing her breakout role on the hit sitcom “Modern Family.”

She remained the most paid TV actress from 2013 to 2020 and made up the highest-paid actress list for the first time in 2018. With an estimated net worth of over $43 million, Vergara gained the top spot among the richest actresses in Hollywood.

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