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Forbes Names Sandra Bullock Hollywood's Highest-Paid Actress

August 4, 2010 (2:44 am) GMT
The 46-year-old star topped Forbes' Hollywood's highest-paid actresses list with an estimated 56 million dollars, followed by Reese Witherspoon and Cameron Diaz who both tied for second place.
Sandra Bullock

's personal life might be going up and down but turns out, not financially. The 46-year-old actress has been named Hollywood's highest-paid actress by Forbes magazine, which revealed the list on Tuesday, August 3, with an estimated $56 million in earnings from June 2009 to June 2010.

Bullock, who also sat in number eight on Forbes' 100 most powerful celebrities, was named the highest paid actress of the past 12 months for her romantic comedy "", which grossed $320 million at the box office, and "", which scored an impressive $310 million. And according to Forbes, Bullock not only received a fee for acting, but also participated in the profits.

Tied for the No. 2 spot were and , who both made $32 million each. Witherspoon made it close to the top thanks to upfront pay from her two movies, "How Do You Know" and "". She also earns as an "ambassador" for Avon. Meanwhile, Diaz got her earnings from her new project "" and she will also be able to count "Shrek" money well into her retirement years.

Rounding up the top five were , who came in at fourth place with $27 million, and "" star who raked in $25 million. and also made spot on the list each with $20 million, followed by , and .

Hollywood's Highest-Paid Actresses by Forbes magazine:

  1. - $56 million
  2. - $32 million (Tie)
  3. - $32 million (Tie)
  4. - $27 million
  5. - $25 million
  6. - $20 million
  7. - $20 million
  8. - $15 million
  9. - $13 million
  10. - $12 million


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