|Angelina Jolie and Sarah Jessica Parker|
Angelina Jolie and Sarah Jessica Parker, with annual earnings of $30 million (£18.6 million) each, are the highest paid actresses in Hollywood, according to Forbes.com annual list.
Jolie topped the Forbes.com because of the worldwide success of her action film "Salt," which brought about $300 million, and "The Tourist," which also featured Johnny Depp which earned $280 million at the worldwide box office.
Much of Sarah Jessica's great earnings comes from the reruns of the hit television show "Sex and the City", which she starred in and produced. Other than that, her hefty earnings comes from the second movie which generated $290 million at the worldwide box office.
To compile their earnings, numbers were talked from different agents, lawyers, producers and other industry insiders to come up with an estimate for what each actress earned between May 1, 2010 and May 1, 2011. Earnings consist of pretax gross income. Management, agent and attorney fees are not deducted.
Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon in the 3rd Rank were not far behind in the rankings with each actress with annual earnings of about $28 million.
Last year's top earner, Sandra Bullock, who took a 12-month break from making movies was dropped only to No.9 with earnings of $15 million.
To view the full list of the Highest Paid Actresses in Hollywood, you may follow this link: http://blogs.forbes.com/dorothypomerantz/2011/07/05/hollywoods-highest-paid-actresses/