27+ Top Earning Actresses in Hollywood, Ranked by Net Worth


| LAST UPDATE 01/18/2023

By Chloe Becker

Thanks to their endless talents and stellar performances, these women have millions in the bank. From Mila Kunis to Scarlett Johansson, here are some of the top paid actresses in Hollywood, ranked by net worth.

42. Viola Davis: $25M

Viola Davis is one of those Hollywood icons who have the Triple Crown of Acting: she's won an Academy Award, Emmy Award, and Tony Award. So it only makes sense that she'd be one of the most highly paid actresses.

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According to Celebrity Net Worth, Davis can rake in roughly $15 million a year and has a net worth of about $25 million. All of that money has reportedly gotten her luxuries like a multi-million dollar home in Toluca Lake, Los Angeles, with a 600-bottle cellar.

41. Elisabeth Moss: $30M

Make way for this boss babe who, depending on the time of the year, rakes in (at least) a million bucks on a weekly basis. That's right - multiple sources report that Ms. Elisabeth Moss earns $1 million per episode for the hit series The Handmaid's Tale.

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And that's not the only show Elisabeth's made millions from: she also reportedly earned about $75,000 per episode of Mad Men at the series' peak. According to Celebrity Net Worth, all those paydays put her net worth at about $30 million and make her one of the high-paid stars.

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40. Gal Gadot: $30M

While some spend decades in the industry before claiming multi-million dollar paychecks, Gal Gadot's rise to A-list stardom - and salary - was relatively quick. Her breakthrough part came as Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and the rest is history.

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Gal was paid $300,000 for the first Wonder Woman. With the film's success, her subsequent salary for any Wonder Woman appearances after that jumped to $10 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The site also reports that Gadot made a hefty $20 million for Red Notice. So it's hardly surprising she has a whopping net worth of $30 million.

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39. Margot Robbie: $40M

Coming in hot with a $40 million net worth, as calculated by Celebrity Net Worth, is the one-and-only Margot Robbie. The stunner had her breakout role alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street and has since become one of the top-earning actresses in the industry.

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Variety reported that Margot made around $9-10 million for her role as Harley Quinn in Birds of Prey. And what does the starlet do with all those millions? At least some of it went to three houses: one for herself, her sister, and her mother. Talk about goals.

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38. Emma Stone: $40M

Emma Stone was named the world's top-paid actress in 2017 and, while she might not take the top spot at the moment, the Cruella star remains one of the best-earning women in the industry. Celebrity Net Worth puts her current value at around $40 million.

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While La La Land put plenty of change in Emma's pockets - it earned more than $440 million in the box office - her Cruella role has reportedly become her most profitable gig yet. Various sites report Stone got paid about $8 million and is set to make at least $10 million for the sequel.

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37. Kristen Bell: $40M

It must have been exciting to be the voice of the iconic Gossip Girl and Frozen's very own, Anna. But we're gonna guess that Kristen Bell didn't just enjoy voicing these characters, but also the big paycheck that came along with it! For each episode of Gossip Girl, the actress was allegedly earning $125,000 dollars.

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If that was just for voice acting, we can't imagine how much Bell gets for her full-face performances. Probably a lot since her net worth is estimated at $40 million dollars according to Celebrity Net Worth. From Forgetting Sarah Marshall to Veronica Mars, this high-earning Hollywood star has really made a name for herself.

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36. Elizabeth Banks: $50M

It seems that there's no role out there that Elizabeth Banks can't play. The versatile actress has starred in comedic classics like The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Pitch Perfect, as well as The Hunger Games movie franchise. Add her production credits for Charlie's Angels, and we've got quite the filmography.

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And, of course, quite the bank account. Celebrity Net Worth estimates the actress sits on a whopping $50 million net worth. According to the site, Banks has spent at least some of that money on a gorgeous $6.85 million custom-built mansion in Sherman Oaks, California.

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35. Helena Bonham Carter: $60M

It's hard to find an actor with as extensive filmography as Helena Bonham Carter, who has appeared in over 100 projects for both the big and small screens throughout her career. And we're not talking any ol' gig; we're talking total hits like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Sweeney Todd.

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Some of Helena's career highlights include starring in Cinderella, which made nearly $550 million at the box office, and the Harry Potter franchise, which brought in billions. It's no wonder Celebrity Net Worth calculates the 55-year-old has a net worth of roughly $60 million.

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34. Amy Adams: $60M

Before landing roles on Hollywood's big screens, Amy Adams was performing all around the nation at dinner parties. In 1999 she was cast to be in the film Drop Dead Gorgeous alongside Kristen Dunst and Kristie Alley, who encouraged the newbie actress to pursue her career in Los Angeles.

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Unlike many others, Adams was successful with her attempts to make it big in the City of Angels. She got many successful roles in films like Catch Me If You Can, Enchanted, and more. Her risky move was probably worth it because today, the actress is valued at $60 million dollars, as reported by Celebrity Net Worth.

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33. Mila Kunis: $75M

Mila Kunis became a household name thanks to her time as Jackie on That '70s Show. But the icon managed to make a successful transition into the film industry and hasn't looked back since. Well, except for one television gig that has her bringing in millions.

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The beauty has starred in big-screen hits like Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Black Swan. According to CNW, Mila also voices Meg in the animated show Family Guy. And according to Celebrity Net Worth, she makes about $100,000 per episode, although other sources report her salary is at $225,000 now. Pretty impressive, either way.

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32. Anne Hathaway: $80M

From The Princess Diaries to The Devil Wears Prada, there's never been a time when Anne Hathaway's disappointed us. And we're likely not the only ones who think so, considering how much directors are willing to pay the starlet for her time on their sets.

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Anne earned $7.5 million for Dark Knight Rises in 2012 and then outdid her personal best when she landed a $10 million deal for her part in Les Miserables. Altogether, Celebrity Net Worth estimates the actress's net worth to be around $80 million. Not too miserable.

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31. Emily Blunt: $80M

Anne Hathaway wasn't the only stunner who caught our attention alongside Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada: Emily Blunt graced us with her on-screen presence, too. And nothing in Hollywood - or Emily's bank account - has been the same since then.

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More recently, Blunt wowed audiences in 2018's Mary Poppins Returns and both A Quiet Place installments. Celebrity Net Worth reports the actress earned roughly $22 million between 2019 and 2020 and now has a net worth of about $80 million. And we've got a feeling she's just getting started.

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30. Ellen Pompeo: $80M

Grey's Anatomy has seen some fan favorites come and go, but one person has (so far) been a constant: Ellen Pompeo as Meredith. According to various sites, she makes about $550,000 per episode plus syndications, royalties, and revenue. But even with that huge paycheck, Pompeo admitted she wants the series to finish.

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"I've been trying to focus on convincing everybody that it should end," she explained. "I feel like I'm the super naive one who keeps saying, 'But what's the story going to be, what story are we going to tell?' And everyone's like, 'Who cares, Ellen? It makes a gazillion dollars.'"

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29. Emma Watson: $85M

Thanks to her talents and the Harry Potter franchise, Emma Watson was a certified millionaire while she was still just a teen. "By the third or fourth film, the money was starting to get serious," Watson told Vogue years ago. And that was shocking news to the actress's ears.

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And not in a good way. "I had no idea. I felt sick, very emotional," Emma detailed of when she realized just how much money she made. But we're guessing Watson got a bit more used to it: after making millions upon millions as Hermoine, the actress got a $15 million salary for her part in Beauty and the Beast, as reported by Celebrity Net Worth.

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28. Halle Berry: $90M

This next actress has racked up an impressive net worth of $90 million dollars, based on reports from Celebrity Net Worth. That comes as no surprise, as Halle Berry has been a beloved star in the industry since the early 1990s. In 1996 she starred in Executive Decision, for which she was paid $1 million dollars.

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From there, the money kept rolling in. Berry was given $4 million dollars for her performance in the James Bond film Die Another Day. And another $6 million for her part in Gothika. But her biggest paycheck came from one of her most iconic roles in Catwoman, for which she earned $14 million dollars!

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27. Natalie Portman: $90M

Up next on our list of wealthy actresses is this total icon, Natalie Portman. The 40-year-old has been an unstoppable powerhouse ever since she first made a name for herself in 1994's Leon: The Professional, a French action film that brought in $46 million at the box office, per Celebrity Net Worth.

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Add to that her parts in Star Wars, Black Swan, No Strings Attached, and Thor, and we've got one of the top-earning starlets in Hollywood. Celebrity Net Worth reports Natalie's value to be about $90 million, and she's used some of that moolah for mansions in L.A. and Santa Barbara.

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26. Melissa McCarthy: $90M

Melissa McCarthy is a total legend, but we almost missed our chance to see her talents: the actress told Howard Stern back in 2014 that she was about to quit acting when Gilmore Girls came knocking. And we are officially more grateful than ever for the hit series!

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Compared to other stars, Melissa had a late start in Hollywood, as she was thirty when Gilmore Girls began and landed her Bridesmaids role at age 40. But her bank account says otherwise: according to Celebrity Net Worth, McCarthy made a whopping $23 million from 2015's Spy and Tammy and now has a net worth of about $90 million.

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25. Cate Blanchett: $95M

While Cate Blanchett's exact salary details are not known, Celebrity Net Worth reports she made around $12.5 million in 2018 for Ocean's 8, making her one of the top-paid women in Hollywood. And this gal is not afraid of asking for the kind of payment her talents deserve.

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"It's always seen as, 'Well, you're famous. You've got the opportunity to do this, and now you're being greedy to talk about money.' But you're not," Cate said. "You're talking about really practical things such as residuals, producing credits, insurance. In the end, you're actually talking about status. And status opens doors."

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24. Kaley Cuoco: $100M

There was a time when Kaley Cuoco made $48 million for two seasons. Yep, that's right: various sources report the T.V. icon made $1 million an episode for seasons 11-12 of The Big Bang Theory. According to Celebrity Net Worth, she now boasts a value of $100 million.

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"After we'd walk outside in disbelief, and we would cry," Kaley revealed of her and co-star Johnny Galecki's salary negotiations while on the hit show. "We would have these long late-night conversations where we would be bawling because he and I both knew this would never happen again because it won't."

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23. Jessica Alba: $100M

Jessica Alba always knew she wanted to be an actress. At 11 years old, she had already won an acting competition that helped her land an agent. It wasn't until 2000 that the star made headlines after appearing on the series Dark Angel. After starring in the film Honey, she began a well-known name in Hollywood.

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She's made millions from her time in the spotlight, even earning an estimate of $1 million dollars for portraying Sue Storm on Fantastic Four. Yet still, a big chunk of her $100 million dollar net worth, based on reports from Yahoo Finance, has come from her lifestyle brand, The Honest Company.

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22. Angelina Jolie: $120M

Angelina Jolie got one of the biggest paychecks ever received by an actress when she took on the action-mystery film Salt. Celebrity Net Worth reports that the Hollywood legend got paid $20 million for her role in the 2010 movie. In fact, $20-30 million is Jolie's average annual salary.

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All that green adds up to a net worth of roughly $120 million, per Celebrity Net Worth. Lucky for us, the starlet shared some of her financial secrets: "Save one-third, live on one-third, and give away one-third," Angelina advised fellow wealthy people.

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21. Drew Barrymore: $125M

We can't imagine becoming a total superstar at the mere age of six, yet that's exactly what happened to Drew Barrymore after her breakout part in Steven Spielberg's cinematic classic, E.T. The actress eventually made a name for herself in more mature roles, too.

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And after the success of films like Never Been Kissed and Charlie's Angels, Barrymore was soon charging the big bucks. Celebrity Net Worth states the actress earned $15 million for her starring role in Music and Lyrics. Today, she has a net worth of around $125 million.

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20. Cameron Diaz: $140M

This icon made $20 million for Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle and a total of $42 million for Bad Teacher. Celebrity Net Worth explains that Cameron Diaz took $1 million upfront for the 2011 film and then got a huge portion of the backend gross. Her net worth is currently valued at $140 million.

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But since 2014, Diaz has been taking a break from acting - and it might last forever. The starlet made the decision because she wanted more control over her life. "I just really wanted to make my life manageable by me," Cameron explained. "My routine [now] in a day is literally what I can manage to do by myself."

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19. Courtney Cox: $150M

Probably best known for her role as Monica on Friends is Courtney Cox, who has become one of the highest-earning actresses in the industry. She has been valued at $150 million dollars, as Celebrity Net Worth reported. And she can thank the infamous sitcom for a big portion of that dough.

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When the series started, Cox was earning $22,500 for each episode she was in - but by the last two seasons, she was bringing in $1 million per episode. Altogether, the star made roughly $88 million dollars from her time on Friends. After the show ended, she continued acting, recently appearing in the latest Scream Franchise movie.

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18. Meryl Streep: $160M

It's hardly surprising to find a legend like Meryl Streep on this ranking. At 72 years old, she just released another highly-anticipated film, Don't Look Up, and shows no signs of slowing down. Sources report that Streep brings in around $20 million per movie, and Celebrity Net Worth values her at about $160 million.

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"I feel very proud to have been able to work in films where the women I'm portraying are very central to the story," Meryl shared. "We need to make more films that present women's lives as authentically as possible and tell more women's stories." Retweet!

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17. Jennifer Lawrence: $160M

Up next is Jennifer Lawrence, who Celebrity Net Worth estimates sits on about $160 million. That big number is in part thanks to the $30-40 million she earned for the fourth Hunger Games and, more recently, $25 million for Don't Look Up. But back in 2014, Jennifer had a rude awakening after Sony records got hacked.

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"When the Sony hack happened, and I found out how much less I was being paid than the [men], I didn't get mad at Sony. I got mad at myself," Lawrence said. "I failed as a negotiator because I gave up early. I didn't want to keep fighting over millions of dollars that, frankly, due to two franchises, I don't need."

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16. Scarlett Johansson: $165M

Scarlett Johansson has been one of the top-earning women in Hollywood for several years now. Celebrity Net Worth reports the actress got a $20 million deal for Black Widow and currently has a massive net worth of $165 million. Yet she almost didn't get that multi-million dollar role.

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Surprisingly, Scarlett was initially the plan B for Black Widow - something she's proud of. "The best call you can receive is after you are rejected for something, and then you get it," Johansson said. "You appreciate it more. I've basically made a career out of being second choice."

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15. Charlize Theron: $170M

When Sony got hacked and leaked information revealed female actresses were getting paid less than their male co-stars, Charlize Theron made sure that didn't happen in her next gig. And that's how she got a $10 million paycheck for The Huntsman: Winter's War, the same salary received by Chris Hemsworth.

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And according to the Hollywood Reporter, $10 million is an average salary for Charlize. And that would certainly explain the whopping $170 million net worth, as reported by Celebrity Net Worth. All that income lands her a spot on this list of top-earning actresses.

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14. Sofia Vergara: $180M

Taking us up a notch is Sofia Vergara, who Celebrity Net Worth estimates has a net worth of $180 million. No biggie. The starlet reportedly made a lofty salary of $500,000 per Modern Family episode. Vergara's got millions, and she's not afraid to say it.

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"I'm not ashamed to say I love making money," Sofia previously said. "I like business, and the truth is I save way more than I spend. I invest. I plan for the future. I have a special eye for opportunities and work harder than anyone might expect." We love to hear it.

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13. Demi Moore: $200M

Due to her talented acting skills, since the 1990s, Demi Moore has been one of Hollywood's top actresses. Her various roles have been what helped the star be valued at $200 million dollars, according to reports by The Richest. Moore has been raking in the big bucks since the start of her career.

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The beloved star was paid a whopping $12.5 million for starring in the film Striptease. And another $11 million in 1997 for her performance on G.I Jane. But acting wasn't her only talent that contributed to her bug paychecks. Moore also received millions for producing the Austin Powers franchise. What a girl boss!

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12. Sarah Jessica Parker: $200M

This fashionista made her acting debut when she was a young eight-year-old on The Little Match Girl. From then on her career took off, and Sarah Jessica Parker landed a role on Broadway's show The Innocents. But it wasn't until the 1990's that the actress made headlines. 

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After appearing in films like Footloose and Hocus Pocus, SJP was cast to play the lead role on the hit series, Sex and the City. Based on reports from Parade, she was making an estimate of $3.2 million per episode. Today all her hard work has put her current valued net worth at $200 million, according to Yahoo.

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11. Jane Fonda: $200M

As the daughter of actor Henry Fonda, it was almost expected that this iconic actress would make it onto the big screen. Her first time performing was even with her father at the Omaha Community Theatre. But her movie debut finally happened in 1960 with Tall Story, which ultimately helped launch her career.

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After spending nearly 6 decades starring in hit films and series, the actress has racked up a high net worth of $200 million dollars, based on reports from Yahoo Finance. Even today, Fonda continues to showcase her talents on the comedy show Grace and Frankie.

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10. Jessica Biel: $250M

Mrs. Timberlake, aka Jessica Biel, is the ultimate leading lady. From her iconic role as Eric Hardesty in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre to her more light-hearted films, such as Valentine's Day and I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, Biel is one of the actresses that can do it all.

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A few years ago, the multi-talented actress executively produced and starred in the hit drama series, The Sinner, where she received multiple nominations for her role. No wonder Celebrity Net Worth values her overall net worth at a whopping $250 million!

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9. Michelle Pfeiffer: $250M

Michelle Pfeiffer was Hollywood's "it girl" during the late 80s and 90s. Every hit movie from Batman Returns to Love Field, Wolf, and Frankie and Johnny starred Pfieffer. Eventually, she established herself as one of the highest-earning actresses during her reign as acting queen.

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Four decades later, Pfieffer still is one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood with a net worth of $250 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth! Although she took a little break from the big screen in the early 2000s, the actress is set to reprise her role as Janet Van Dyne in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania this year.

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8. Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen: $250M

Together these famous sisters are worth nearly $500 million dollars, as reported by Yahoo Finance. Since before Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen could even speak, they were already stealing the hearts of fans everywhere. From Full House to Holiday in the Sun, these two have starred in numerous movies and TV shows.

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When they first started on Full House, they were given roughly $2,400 per episode. But as time went on and their fame grew, that number quickly rose. By the final season, they were earning $80,000 dollars each episode. For young stars that was a hefty amount! It's no wonder they each have a reported net worth of $250 million.

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7. Sandra Bullock: $250M

Taking the next spot on our list, and easily so, is the talented Sandra Bullock. Celebrity Net Worth puts her net worth at about $250 million. And that comes from years of high-salary gigs. 2013's Gravity alone guaranteed her $20 million, plus 15% of the box office receipts and merchandise.

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But even with millions in the bank and agents and P.R. surrounding her, Sandra is always her own boss. "People are always going, 'That's not what people want to see you in.' I couldn't care less," she bluntly said. "I'm the only one who can tell me what I'm not capable of doing. And then I'll do it anyway."

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6. Julia Louis-Dreyfus: $250M

Seinfeld shaped the world of television, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus (along with the other beloved actors) shaped the world of Seinfeld. It's hard to imagine what modern sitcoms would look like without the legendary impact of the hit show. It's also hard to know what Julia's net worth would be.

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According to Celebrity Net Worth, Julia is set to eventually inherit billions from her father. But for now, her $250 million net worth is all thanks to the actress's small-screen work. According to Time, she was making $600,000 per episode of Seinfeld and made $500,000 on Veep.

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5. Julia Roberts: $250M

Julia Roberts had her breakout role in Pretty Woman and has since remained a household name. According to Celebrity Net Worth, she earned $25 million for starring in 2003's Mona Lisa Smile, and that's a typical annual income for the starlet. But if Roberts was starting her career today, things might look different.

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"Things have changed a lot," Julia explained of Hollywood and acting. "When I started out... there were logical steps in a career progression: you made a film, and if it was successful, you had the opportunity to work again... Now, someone can just pop out of nowhere and make it, which I guess is very destabilizing."

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4. Nicole Kidman: $250M

With a net worth of $250 million, as estimated by Celebrity Net Worth, it's safe to say Nicole Kidman has had a few million-dollar gigs on her plate. One of the actress's salary highlights? The $17.5 million she earned for the romance film Bewitched in 2005.

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But according to Nicole, it takes a village. The icon revealed that some of her biggest career decisions were "Not always coming from a sense of confidence, like 'I know what I'm doing.' Not at all. A lot of times, I'm relying heavily on the people around to say, 'You've got more in you.'"

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3. Reese Witherspoon: $300M

Jennifer Aniston's co-star and Hollywood legend Reese Witherspoon comes in hot with another $300 million net worth. Celebrity Net Worth reports this starlet also makes $1.25 million per episode on The Morning Show. And according to this top-earning gal, women need to talk about money more often.

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"Women need to talk about money more often. And our successes, not just our devastations," Reese said. And these successes don't have to be millions in the bank: Witherspoon proudly recalled her first air-conditioned apartment and becoming a first-time homeowner as life highlights.

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2. Jennifer Aniston: $320M

Jennifer Aniston's days of hosting and waitressing at restaurants are long gone: the 52-year-old sits on a comfy net worth of about $320 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. And much of that money is thanks to some big paychecks from stellar small-screen performances.

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It's no secret that Jennifer and the rest of the Friends cast were highly compensated for their hit series: the actors were reportedly earning $1 million per episode by the time the show ended. Now, Celebrity Net Worth reports Aniston earns a whopping $1.25 million per episode on The Morning Show!

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1. Victoria Principal: $350M

Victoria Principal never intended to become a famous actress, and yet still, today she finds herself with a massive net worth that wouldn't have been possible without her talents. According to Celebrity Net Worth, this star is valued at $350 million dollars. Principal first made headlines after starring on Fantasy Island in 1977.

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It wasn't until she landed her arguably most well-known role as Pamela Barnes Ewing on the series Dallas that the actress started bringing home the big bucks. It's been said that she was earning an estimate of $25,000 dollars for each episode she was in - which was 251. It seems like it paid off to be a Hollywood actress!

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