Jennifer Lawrence is the highest-paid actress in the world

For the first time ever, the ranking examined the world’s highest-paid leading ladies to create a truly global list of actress earnings.

Jennifer Lawrence

Hunger Games star, Jennifer Lawrence  is now the highest-paid actress in the world, taking the top spot from last year's leader, Sandra Bullock.

According to Forbes, the face of Katniss and Mystique raked in a whopping $52 million over the past year, spanning June 2014 to June 2015. Scarlett Johansson follows in second place with $35.5 million, with Melissa McCarthy rounding out the top three at $23 million.

The aforementioned Bullock, who was on top last year, slipped all the way down to number fifteen, earning $8 million.

Here's a list of the top 18 actresses.

  • Jennifer Lawrence: $52,000,000
  • Scarlett Johansson: $35,500,000
  • Melissa McCarthy: $23,000,000
  • Bingbing Fan: $21,000,000
  • Jennifer Aniston: $16,500,000
  • Julia Roberts: $16,000,000
  • Angelina Jolie: $15,000,000
  • Reese Witherspoon: $15,000,000
  • Anne Hathaway: $12,000,000
  • Kristen Stewart: $12,000,000
  • Cameron Diaz: $11,000,000
  • Gwyneth Paltrow: $9,000,000
  • Meryl Streep: $8,000,000
  • Amanda Seyfried: $8,000,000
  • Sandra Bullock: $8,000,000
  • Emma Stone: $6,500,000
  • Mila Kunis: $6,500,000
  • Natalie Portman: $6,000,000

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