Prepare to turn 50 shades of green. Forbes just released its annual list of the highest earning actresses in the biz and this year’s numbers are out of this world. Literally.
Thanks to her work in Gravity, Sandra Bullock claims the top spot on the competitive list. She earned an estimated $51 million between June 2013 and June 2014. Let us repeat that: Sandy made more than $50 million in 12 months or, if you really want to break it down/feel bad about your life choices, that’s nearly $4.5 million a month.
A close third — and full disclosure, this one did surprise us — was another Jennifer. Ms. Aniston earned $31 million for her movie work but, even more important, she’s still reaping the benefits from Friends reruns and her gigs as a spokesperson. Thanks, Aveeno!
As astounding as these numbers are, Forbes makes the very good point that women are still bringing home less bacon than their male counterparts. The top ten earning actors in Hollywood took home a combined $419 million in the same time frame. The ladies? $226 million. Girls might run the world, as fellow Forbes darling Beyoncé tells us; now if only they were paid like it.
Are you surprised Sandra took the No. 1 spot? Still boggled by those numbers? Watch the video above to hear who else made the list and then head to the comments to tell us what you make of it!