For those of you who care about such things, Forbes.com ranks Angelina Jolie as the reigning female high earner in Hollywood from June 2008 and June 2009, thanks to her profit participation from the comic book movie “Wanted” and a nice paycheck for her spy thriller “Salt”. Jolie’s $27 million was just enough to beat out Jennifer Aniston’s $25 million, from the movie “Marley and Me” and her never-gonna-end checks from the TV show Friends. Obviously seeing Aniston come second on a list to Jolie isn’t new to anyone, much less Aniston, who is pretty much used to losing out to Jolie. You gotta figure the poor girl wakes up and goes to sleep cursing the name Angelina Jolie.
Meryl Streep, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Cameron Diaz rounded out the Top 5 female earners in Hollywood for 2008. Streep’s money came from “Mamma Mia!”, while Parker continues to live off her “Sex and the City” days, and Cameron Diaz took in a nice chunk of change with $20 for the same time period. Meanwhile, people are still trying to figure out how much Lindsay Lohan paid for that coke habit of hers last year…
But while the ladies were earning a nice living in Hollywood, the men still ruled the roost. By comparison to Jolie’s $27 million, the top male earner, Harrison Ford took in a nice $65 million to lead the boys. Oh, Hollywood, you’re so progressive.
Below: Angelina Jolie savors another victory over her blood foe, Jennifer Aniston.