The name itself says it all and it is no surprise to many that Angelina Jolie topped this year’s list of Forbes’s Most Powerful Actress.
The actress-cum-philanthropist has an estimated $33 million in earnings. Most of her wealth came from her movie upfront pay for the movie Maleficent. Jolie stars as the wicked queen in Disney’s another version of the Sleeping Beauty which is set to be released in 2014.
The mother of six received praises when she bravely admitted that she has undergone a preventive double mastectomy. Jolie revealed she carries a gene which could lead to 87% susceptibility to breast cancer. The surgery cost almost $20,000. She was also admired for encouraging women in making an early preventive move in saving their lives.
At present, Angelina, who is worth $130 million, is busy with her new film Unbroken which details the life of an Olympian who became a World War II prisoner. Unbroken is Jolie’s second film as a director. She debuted with her directorial career in 2011 with ‘In the Land of Blood and Honey.
The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence came in second place with $26 million. Her wealth obviously came from her big break as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, earning $1 million from the film which grossed to a whooping $690 million. She also won her first Oscar as Best Actress for the movie Silver Linings Playbook. The movie which is budgeted at a low cost of $20 million profited at $230 million in the box office.
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