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
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
Besides her accomplishments in Hollywood, Moss is a prominent champion for women's rights. She has thrown her weight behind the Time's Up initiative and emphasized the necessity for greater representation of female directors in the film industry. Moss is slated to take the lead role in the forthcoming movie adaptation of Margaret Atwood's work, “The Testaments.” Her 2018 earnings ranked her among the highest-paid television actresses, and she continues to maintain her financial standing with a net worth of $16 million.
#8 Ellen Pompeo
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
Kidman, a recipient of the prestigious Oscar award, has been a UNICEF goodwill ambassador since 1994. In 2006, she was honored as a Companion of the Order of Australia. Time magazine recognized her as one of the 100 most influential individuals globally. At the same time, The New York Times named her as one of the foremost Hollywood actors of the century.
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The total worth of this Australian superstar is around $22 million.
#6 Emily Blunt
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 net worth of $22.5 million.
#5 Meryl Streep
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
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 has 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
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 has now increased to $31.5 million.
#2 Angelina Jolie
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
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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