Scarlett Johansson tops highest-paid actress list for 2018, stealing the spotlight with $40.5 million.

leads this year’s ranking as the year’s highest-paid actress.

The actress is currently the world’s highest-earning actress, with a whopping $40.5 million generated this year.

Scarlett Johansson Is The World's Highest-Paid Actresses In 2018

Scarlett’s new role in Marvel’s universe as Black Widow is responsible for her fat paychecks, according to reports.

In 2019, the world gets to see the second part of Avengers: Infinity War, which means that she’ll probably find herself in the top ten that year as well.

Angelina Jolie follows behind with $28 million, due to her contract for the upcoming sequel, Maleficient II. The Walt Disney Pictures-produced film started shootinh in May with a release date of May 2020.

Jennifer Aniston stands in third place with $19.5 million. However, her spot has more to do with her sponsorships rather than her film career, with brands such as Aveeno, SmartWater, and Emirates endorsing her.

Emma Stone took the top spot for 2017 with $26 million but didn’t make it to the list this year. Other former top-earners not featured on the list includes Emma Watson and Charlize Theron.

In spite of that, Scarlett’s total is nothing in comparison to the male equivalent, with the likes of Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson earning significantly more.

Last year, Mark acquired $68 million. As for this year, Dwayne and George Clooney will come in at $124 million, and $239 million respectively. George made an immense amount of money because of the recent sale of his tequila company, Casamigos, which was bought out by Diageo.

George stated that he really didn’t need to act in movies anymore, considering he had just sold a tequila company for $1 billion.

All in all, actresses and actors don’t come close to Hip Hop entrepreneurs like 50 Cent, P. Diddy, and Dr. Dre, whose business ventures earn billions of dollars.For instance, Dr. Dre sold Beats headphones to Apple for $3 billion.

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