Jennifer Lawrence tops Forbes rich list

Jennifer Lawrence

Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence has topped the list of highest paid Hollywood actresses in the latest rich list published by Forbes business magazine. 

Lawrence raked in $52m (£33m) in 2015 and she earned $16.5m more than second place actress Scarlett Johansson who earned $35.5m (£22m). 

Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy, came third with $23m. McCarthy has enjoyed two recent box office hits with Spy, co-starring Miranda Richardson and Identity Thief with Jason Bateman which grossed $175m on a $35m budget. 

Number four actress on the list is Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, the only non-American on the list earning $21m. Bingbing starred as Blink in X-Men: Days Of Future Past. 

Number five actress on the list is Jennifer Aniston with $16.5m thanks to comedies like Horrible Bosses and We're the Millers, plus lucrative endorsement deals. And Aniston still earns money from re-runs of Friends.

Top 10 Highest Paid Actresses

1. Jennifer Lawrence - $52m
2. Scarlett Johansson - $35.5m
3. Melissa McCarthy - $23m
4. Fan Bingbing - £21m
5. Jennifer Aniston - $16.5m
6. Julia Roberts - $16m
7. Angelina Jolie - $15m
8. Reese Witherspoon - $15m
9. Anne Hathaway - $12m
10. Kristen Stewart - $12m