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Kristen Stewart is the Highest Paid Actress

Updated on June 20, 2012
Kristen Stewart
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Look out Angelina Jolie! Kristen Stewart was doing more than promoting Snow White & the Huntsman down under in Australia these past few days. She not only celebrated the premiere but she is probably also celebrating the fact that Forbes just named her the highest earning actress bumping Jolie off the top spot. The 22 year old brought in a whopping $34.5 million dollars over the past year. She can thank the lucky stars that she not only happens to be one-half of Hollywood's It Couple but she is also part of one of the biggest teen movie franchises ever, The Twilight Saga. One of this year's most anticipated movies is the last film of the mega popular franchise The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2. Not to mention Snow White & the Huntsman was no flop! Stewart is on her way and banking it too.

Angelina is still having herself a good year despite being dethroned by a younger, up and coming actress. She and Brad Pitt did get engaged and her salary is still keeping her in the top five at the number four spot with $20 million. Cameron Diaz claimed the number two spot thanks to her surprise hit Bad Teacher co-staring her ex Justin Timberlake. Stewart's Snow White co-star Charlize Theron and Sandra Bullock (who's only been in one film since 2009) filled out the rest of the top five spots.

These ladies were racking in at least $15 million in year; combined, the top ten actresses made around $200 million. Despite that big number, just like in every other industry, the men made even more with around $360 million.


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