Top Richest Hollywood Actresses & 2020 Net Worth

Leela Adwani |Jan 21, 2020

The prestigious top 10 richest Hollywood actresses is always hunted for regardless of time periods. Check here the richest names in the world's entertainment industry as well!

It would be frowned up when asking someone about their salary or their income. However, as humans, curiosity is natural as we usually want to know how much someone else earns. When it comes to Hollywood celebrities, how much they take to maintain their fabulous lifestyle in the glamorous world is by far the most-asked question from the public. Hollywood stars, especially actresses, always show up at the public events with their most stunning outfits. They always make sure to appear with their best look that endlessly fuels the speculations of people about the income of richest Hollywood actresses

As it does annually, Forbes magazine has released the list of highest paid Hollywood actresses. The fact is that the ranking is ever-changing every year with a few newcomers to the list and a few building their permanent home in the prestigious top 10. Today, Starbiz will bring you the answer which is bound to leave you surprised.

Top 10 highest-paid Hollywood actresses with most earnings

Forbes has unveiled the list of highest-paid actresses which features Scarlett Johansson, Sofia Vergara, Jennifer Aniston among the top 10.

Johansson can be seen dominating the list all thanks to her top-notch performance in Marvel paycheck. The second place comes to Vergara who also becomes the highest-paid TV actress thanks to her role in the film Modern Family. Reese Witherspoon follows closely with the third place in the richest Hollywood actresses list.

Check out the full list below:

Top 10 Hollywood actresses with highest earnings in 2019

Rank

ActressEarnings in USDEarnings in Rupees
1Scarlett Johansson$56 million

Rs 398 crores

2

Sofia Vergara$44 millionRs 313 crores

3

Reese Witherspoon$35 million

Rs 249 crores

4Nicole Kidman$34 million

Rs 242 crores

5

Jennifer Aniston$28 millionRs 199 crores
6Kaley Cuoco$25 million

Rs 178 crores

7

Elisabeth Moss$24 millionRs 171 crores
8Margot Robbie$23.5 million

Rs 167 crores

9

Charlize Theron$23 millionRs 163 crores
10Ellen Pompeo$22 million

Rs 156 crores

Scarlett Johansson along with nine actresses earned a total of around $315 million over the past year which increased by 69% from the previous year. However, according to reports from Forbes, it is still less than the list of Hollywood male actors who earned collectively about $600 million over the same time period.

Now, let's read details of top 5 highest-paid Hollywood actresses in 2019 along with their current net worth in 2020. Please note that the net worth amount is calculated based on values of all assets after excluding all liabilities (debts for example). That's why you may find some actresses' 2020 net worth is even lower than their 2019 earnings.

#1 - Scarlett Johansson net worth in 2020: $140 million

Johansson topped the list of most paid Hollywood actresses in 2019 with the earnings of $56 million from 1 June 2018 to 1 June 2019 (rated by Forbes Top 100 Celebrities 2019) – largely thanks to her impeccable role as Black Widow in Marvel Cinematic Universe. In addition, the actress also made a lucrative income from the highest grosser of all time Avengers: Endgame.

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Scarlett Johansson

The actress was born in New York City on 22 November 1984. She began acting when she was a child and at the age of 13, Johansson shot to fame after the success of the film The Horse Whisperer. Since then her career has been riding high with back-to-back hits like Lost in Translation, Girl with a Pearl Earring or mega-hit The Avengers.

In September 2008, she got hitched to Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds though soon called it quits after two years of marriage. In 2013, she moved on and got engaged to journalist Romain Dauriac and one year later, she gave birth to their daughter Rose. However, in 2017, the couple also divorced.

#2 - Sofia Vergara net worth in 2020: $180 million

Sofia came in second place with $44.1 million of earnings this year after Scarlett who topped the list the second time in a row. The fact is that this isn't the first time she makes the list. She was previously named the television highest-paid actress thanks to the role in film Modern Family and several licensing deals and endorsements. Sofia is also the only Latina gracing the list.

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Sofia Vergara

Born in Columbia on 10 July 1972, Vergara started her career as a model before relocating the US and becoming a TV host. She began acting in 2000 and soon became a household name for the role in hit sitcom Modern Family. Little do we know that she was discovered on a beach by a well-known photographer that made her get her first offer for doing a Pepsi commercial in the Latin American market.

Sofia got married to her childhood sweetheart and they are parents to a son Manolo (28 years old). However, they broke up in 1993. She then got engaged to Nick Loeb in 2012 though soon called it quits two years later.

#3 – Reese Witherspoon net worth in 2020: $150 million

Reese is the 3rd highest-paid actress of the year with $150 million in the net worth and $35 million of 2019 earnings.

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Reese Witherspoon

She set the ultimate example of beauty with brain. The actress started seriously pursuing the acting career after the first year at Stanford University. Reese gained critical success after the films Election and Pleasantville. However, which marked a turning point was her role as Elle Woods in super hit Legally Blonde.

The actress was born on 22 March 1976 in Louisiana. She is a doting mom to three beautiful children, Ava (19), Deacon (15) and Tennessee (6). She usually took to her Instagram to share pictures with her kids.

#4 – Nicole Kidman net worth in 2020: $130 million

Followed closely with $34 million 2019 earnings in the richest Hollywood actresses list is Australian beauty, Nicole Kidman.

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Nicole Kidman

Nicole was born on 20 June 1967 in Hawai but at the age of 4, she moved to Sydney, Australia with her parents. The actress attended a local theater group and made an impressive film debut in film Bush Christmas in 1983. She got her first indie hit in film Flirting (1991). Her U.S journey came with the successes of several films like Billy Bathgate, To Die For and many more. She got married to her Eyes Wide Shut co-star Tom Cruise but they then separated in the year 2001 after more than 10 years of marriage. They had adopted two kids Connor and Isabella.

#5 – Jennifer Aniston net worth in 2020: $200 million

The list cannot be complete without mentioning Friends star Jennifer Aniston with $28 million in the earnings, making her net worth in 2020 to reach $200 million in total.

Born in 1969 in California, Jennifer hails from a strong filmy background. The fact is that Jennifer landed a few small roles before shooting to stardom with the hit series sitcom Friends.

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Jennifer Aniston

#6 - Kaley Cuoco net worth in 2020: $55 million

Also known as Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, the American actress and movie producer has accumulated up to $55 million for her net worth after around 3 decades in the industry.

Kaley made her breakthrough roles in 8 Simple Rules sitcom during 2002-2005 period. The star from then has signed big contracts and earned important achievements such as People's Choice or Critics' Choice awards.

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Kaley Cuoco

Cuoco got her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2014. She got married with Ryan Sweeting but divorced in 2016, 3 years after marriage. In 2018, Kaley found her new love - Karl Cook. The couple are still enjoying their marriage life till now.

#7 - Elisabeth Moss net worth in 2020: $20 million

Elisabeth was born on July 24, 1982 in Los Angeles. She started acting in the early 1990s but it was not until the series The West Wing (1999-2006) that Elisabeth's talent was widely recognized.

In 2019, the movie that marked her name among the best-paid actresses of the year is Us.

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Elisabeth Moss

Elisabeth got married to Fred Armisen in 2009 but they called it quit in 2011.

#8 - Margot Robbie net worth in 2020: $12 million

In 2017, Time magazine listed Margot Robbie in top 100 most influential people in the world. In 2019, she is called out in best-paid Hollywood actresses of the year.

Margot was born on 2 July 1990 in Queensland, Australia. This girl joined the movie industry in 2008 and got a turning point in 2015 with various starring roles in Focus, The Legend of Tarzan and Suicide Quad.

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Margot Robbie

The Australian actress got married to Tom Ackerley in 2016.

#9 - Charlie Theron net worth in 2020: $130 million

Born in Benoni, South Africa, Charlie Theron also had American citizenship. The 44-year-old actress has gained numerous prestigious awards like Academy Award, Golden Globe Award and Silver Bear for Best Actress.

This woman was listed in top 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2016.

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Charlize Theron

Famous movies that have her appearance include Snow White and the Huntsman, Mad Max: Fury Road, Tully and Bombshell.

#10 - Ellen Pompeo net worth in 2020: $85 million

Already approaching her 50s, Ellen Pompeo is still very active in the industry.

Ellen Pompeo is an actress, a director and a producer with various famous works like Old school, Daredevil and Life of the Party.

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Ellen Pompeo

In 2016, she ranked 4th in the list of highest-paid TV actresses by Forbes with roughly $15 million in earnings.

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Top 10 richest Hollywood actresses of all time & their 2020 net worth

Most names in this list are the most-paid actresses in recent years. However, not all best-paid stars in 2019 can make their names to the most anticipated richest Hollywood actresses list, updated in January, 2020. These beauties' incomes may come from various sources other than acting, such as business, estates or endorsement.

Moreover, even estimated by reliable organizations, these net worth figures do not exactly reflect the wealth of these stars, but you can take it for reference to somehow imagine how rich they are in real life.

Top 10 richest Hollywood actresses of all time (Updated 2020)

Rank

Hollywood actressNet worth in USDNet worth in Rupees

1

Dina Merrill$5 billion

Rs 35,520 crores

2Julia Louis- Dreyfus$3.4 billion

Rs 24,153 crores

3

Jami Gertz$2 billion

Rs 14,208 crores

4

Jessica Alba$340 million

Rs 2,415 crores

5

Sandra Bullock$200 million

Rs 1,421 crores

6

Victoria Principal$200 million

Rs 1,421 crores

7

Miley Cyrus$200 million

Rs 1,421 crores

8

Julia Roberts$170 millionRs 1,207 crores
9Angelina Jolie$160 million

Rs 1,136 crores

10

Jennifer Aniston$150 million

Rs 1,065 crores

  • Dina-Merrill-young-and-old-pic
    Dina Merrill is a beauty symbol of high-class

Who is the highest paid actress of all time?

You may be surprised to know that the highest paid actress in the world is not Scarlett Johansson who just tops the best-earned list of Forbes in both 2018 and 2019.

Top the list of highest paid actress of all time with a net worth of whopping $300 million is the “Olsen twins" – Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. They started their acting career at a very young age, 6. Coming to the second place is Mia Wasikowska who made her screen debut in the Australian TV drama All Saints but gained global recognition thanks to the film Alice in the Wonderland. Her net worth is estimated at approximately $275 million.

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Olsen twins – Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen at a recent Met Gala event

Wrap-up

Any richest list can storm the social media with their staggering net worth, so does the list of richest Hollywood actresses as well as highest-paid actresses of Hollywood industry.

These lists may change every year of course, giving us a glimpse of top rising stars in the entertainment world.

We will update the list along with other news around these female stars on Hollywood life section and Top Picks on Starbiz.com. Do come back and check it daily!

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