WOMEN ARE STILL A DISTANT SECOND IN PAY RATES
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Hollywood’s gender pay gap has been under intense scrutiny for more than a year – but Forbes’ latest highest-paid actors list is sure to reignite the debate around the massive difference between male and female actors’ pay packets.
Oscar winner Emma Stone (28) was announced as the world’s highestpaid actress earlier this month, earning $36m a year, and last week the top-earning actors were revealed – with more than $58m separating the biggest-earning male and female.
Mark Wahlberg (46) has soared to first place on the list, earning a whopping $94m in a single year, followed by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (45) on $90m and Vin
Diesel (50) on $75m.
Adding insult to injury, Forbes reports the top 10 leading men earn $675.5 million between them, three times more than the women, who come in at $242.5 million.
The news will come as a blow for La LaLand star Emma, who, along with pal Jennifer Lawrence
(27), has been a vocal supporter for equal pay.
Earlier this year, she revealed her male co-stars have taken pay cuts so she could have pay equality.
“That’s something they do for me because they feel it’s what’s right and what’s fair.”
While a bevy of brawny action flicks and superhero movies are partly attributed to the salary gap being especially big this year, lack of roles for older women can also be blamed.
In the list of top 10 actresses, the oldest woman is 49-year-old
Julia Roberts. When it comes to the men’s list, all but three of the 10 highest-earning blokes are over 50.
Jennifer Aniston $35m
Jennifer Lawrence $33m
Melissa McCarthy $25m
Mila Kunis $21.4m
Mark Wahlberg $94m
Dwayne Johnson $90m
Vin Diesel $75m
Adam Sandler $70m
Jackie Chan $68m