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Jennifer Lawrence Just Became The World’s Highest Paid Actress – Again!

And Melissa McCarthy came in second.

Forbes just released their list of highest paid actresses for 2016, and Jennifer Lawrence has topped the list for the second year in a row.

Before tax, she earned $46 million, which was largely due to two movies – the final Hunger Games film and her upcoming movie Passengers, which also stars Chris Pratt. Jennifer Lawrence is also youngest on the top 10 list at 26 years old. 

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Here is the list of the top ten:

1. Jennifer Lawrence: $46 million
2. Melissa McCarthy: $33 million
3. Scarlett Johansson: $25 million
4. Jennifer Aniston: $21 million
5. Fan Bingbing: $17 million
6. Charlize Theron: $16.5 million
7. Amy Adams: $13.5 million
8. Julia Roberts: $12 million
9. Mila Kunis: $11 million
10. Peedika Padukone: $10 million

Melissa McCarthy came in at second, and even though Scarlett Johansson is the highest grossing actress of all time according to Forbes, she came in third. 

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Forbes has yet to release their list of highest paid actors for 2016, but there is still a pay gap in the industry, something Jennifer Lawrence has fought very vocally to fix. Last year, Robert Downey Jr was the highest paid actor, earning $80 million before tax, which almost makes Jennifer Lawrence’s $46 million look like small change! Though she topped the list of highest paid actresses, she only came in at #49 in the list of highest paid celebrities. 

Hopefully this will be something to change in the future with more women like Jennifer Lawrence fighting for pay equality in the industry.

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