Kristen Stewart is 'Forbes' Highest Paid Actress of the Year
Twilight does a bank account well!
Forbes released its yearly highest paid round-up from May 2011 to May 2012 and unveiled a new name for its highest paid actress list — Kristen Stewart. While she played Bella Swan, Snow White and Marylou, she was raking in $34.5 million, the highest of any other women in Hollywood.
This placed her ahead of Cameron Diaz, who only managed $34 million in the second place spot, right ahead of Sandra Bullock at $29 million, Angelina Jolie in fourth with $20 million and Charlize Theron rounding out the top five with $18 million. Sarah Jessica Parker made an impressive $15 million, which experts say was mostly from ventures outside of movies.
"She is almost earning more from her perfume and endorsement deals right now than from entertainment. That is true of a lot of women," said Dorothy Pomerantz, Forbes Los Angeles bureau chief. "They have these outside deals that are very lucrative. Angelina Jolie earns a lot from residuals, as does Sarah Jessica Parker."
True as that my be for those women, Kristen is still fresh and busy enough that most of her cash was made from actual work done in the past 12 months.
"She (Stewart) is an up-and-coming star," Dorothy said. "She is earning a lot of money from one of the most successful franchises of all time. This is who you would expect to see right now."
On a sad note, it appears leading Hollywood men still out earn the ladies. While the top ten actresses earned an accumulated wealth of about $200 million, the top ten Hollywood men came in somewhere closer to $360 million.