30 Richest Actresses in the World

Jami Gertz
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Richest Actresses in the World!!!

Actresses’ acting prowess and glamour contribute to the enjoyment and success of films.

They are compensated well for their work in films and dramas.

Like some of the richest actors, Hollywood’s most successful actresses demand millions of dollars for minor roles.

Their wealth fluctuates throughout time due to a variety of factors such as salaries, investment, lifestyle, expenses, and other ventures.

Based on recent best estimates, here is a list of the top 30 richest actresses, along with a brief description and net worth.

Quick Overview

Rank Actress Name Net Worth
1. Jami Gertz $3 billion
2. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen $500 million.
3. Cher $360 million
4. Victoria Principal $350 million
5. Jennifer Aniston $300 million
6. Reese Witherspoon $300 million
7. Julia Roberts $250 million
8. Julia Louis-Dreyfus $250 million
9. Nicole Kidman $250 million
10. Sandra Bullock $250 million
11. Jessica Alba $200 million
12. Demi Moore $200 million
13. Salma Hayek $200 million
14. Jane Fonda $200 million
15. Sofia Vergara $180 million
16. Scarlett Johansson $165 million
17. Xuxa Meneghel $160 million
18. Jennifer Lawrence $160 million
19. Miley Ray Cyrus $160 million
20. Charlize Theron $160 million
21. Jaclyn Smith $150 million
22. Sarah Jessica Parker $150 million
23. Courtney Cox $150 million
24. Drew Barrymore $125 million
25. Angelina Jolie $120 million
26. Rosie O’Donnell $120 million
27. Kelly Ripa $120 million
28. Halle Berry $90 million
29. Emma Watson $85 million
30. Ellen Barkin $80 million

Richest Actresses in the World

The information and details has been compiled from trusted sources on the web, including Wikipedia, Celebrity Net Worth, and the Forbes List.

30. Ellen Barkin

This beautiful and well-liked actress, Ellen Barkin, was born in New York City, U.S, on April 16, 1954.

Her net worth is believed to be $80 million.

“Tender Mercies,” “The Big Easy,” “The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension”, “Johnny Handsome,” and “Sea of Love”  are some of her successful movies.

Ellen Barkin with Glasses
Ellen Barkin With Glasses (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

She gained immense popularity from her debut film, “Diner,” where she starred alongside Mickey Rourke and Daniel Stern.

Barkin is the ex-wife of multi-billionaire businessman Ronald Perelman. Aside from acting, Ellen is a producer and a director.

29. Emma Watson

Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson is 32 years old British actress, model, and activist.

Watson has a total net worth of $85 million.

She is best known for her portrayal of Hermione Granger in the popular film franchise “Harry Potter.”

Reportedly she made about $70 million from the “Harry Potter” series alone.

Emma Watson on Black Outfit
Emma Watson on Black Outfit (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

She has since appeared in numerous films, including “The Bling Ring,” “This Is the End,” “Noah,” ” Regression,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Little Women,” and others.

“Beauty and the Beast” once peaked in the top 10 on the list of highest-grossing films.

Along with acting, she earns a lot of money through advertisements and endorsements for well-known brands like Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry.

28. Halle Berry

Halle Berry is an actress and former model from the United States who has a net worth of $90 million.

On August 14, 1966, she was born to an English mother and an American father in Ohio.

She took part in various beauty pageants as a model, placing first runner-up in Miss USA Pageant and sixth in Miss World in 1986.

During 2000, she was amongst the highest-paid actresses.

Halle Berry
Halle Berry (Source: Harper’s Bazaar)

She has appeared in numerous well-known films, including “Boomerang,” “The Flintstones,” “X-Men and its sequels,”  ” Monster’s Ball, ” Cloud Atlas,” Call and “Kingsman: The Golden Circle.”

She received an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in “Monster’s Ball.”

27. Kelly Ripa

Kelly Ripa is an actress, dancer, and TV host. She was born in New Jersey, U.S, on 2nd October 1970.

Kelly is one of the richest actresses globally, with a net worth of $120 million.

She was the dancer at the program Dancin’ On Air, initially, in 1986, which later led to Dance Party USA.

Kelly Ripa on Red Dress
Kelly Ripa on Red Dress (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Hayley Vaughan on ABC’s show “All My Children” and Faith Fairfield on the sitcom “Hope & Faith” are two of Ripa’s most well-known acting roles.

In addition, Ripa has worked as a spokesperson for various companies, including 7 Up, Pantene, Tide, and others.

26. Rosie O’ Donnell

Rosie O’Donnell is a 60 years stand-up comedian, actress, author, and media figure. She is one of Hollywood’s most well-known actors.

Rosie O’Donnell has a net worth of $120 million.

She made a name for herself after co-hosting “The View” and hosting her own daytime talk show, “The Rosie O’Donnell Show.”

She was named “The Queen of Nice” on the show because of her attitude and interactions with the visitors and audience.

Rosie O'Donnell on Black Dress
Rosie O’Donnell on Black Dress (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

In 1992, O’Donnell made her movie debut with a comedy-drama film “A League of Their Own.”

Afterward, she went on to appear in a number of films, including “Sleepless in Seattle,” “The Flintstones,” “Exit to Eden,” and “Wide Awake.” In addition, she has ventured into a variety of other professions.

She’s a magazine editor, a celebrity blogger, and the author of several books, including “Find Me” and “Celebrity Detox.”

25. Angelina Jolie

Most beautiful and highly talented actress  Angelina Jolie has a total estimated net worth of $120 million.

She is one of the highest-paid actresses, with a single role earning her $20 million.

Her first leading role was in the short sci-fi film “Cyborg 2” in 1993, followed by the big-budget film “Hackers” in 1995.

Angelina Jolie on the stage holding mic
Angelina Jolie on the Stage Holding Mic (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

“George Wallace,” “Gia,” “A Mighty Heart,” “Changeling,” and “Maleficent” are just a few of her best films, which have helped her win and be nominated for several awards.

Various media outlets have referred to her as the world’s most beautiful woman.

24. Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore is an American actress, producer, and filmmaker born on February 22, 1975.

She has an approximate net worth of $125 million, making her one of the richest actresses in the world.

She rose to notoriety as a young actress with the 1982 sci-fi blockbuster “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Later in her career, she starred in numerous successful films, including Poison Ivy, Scream, On the Side, Batman Forever, etc.

Apart from acting, she also founded a film production company named Flower Films.

Similarly, she has appeared in commercials for several big brands over the years.

23. Courteney Cox

Courteney Cox is an actress, director, and producer. She was born on June 15, 1964, in Alabama, U.S.

Her estimated net worth is around $150 million.

She rose to international fame after portraying Monica Geller on the hit television sitcom “Friends” from 1994 to 2004.

Courteney Cox
Courteney Cox (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Apart from Friends, she has appeared in numerous TV shows and films, including “Family Ties,” ” Dirt,” “Scream,” action fantasy “Masters of the Universe,” comedy “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,” independent drama “Mothers and Daughters,” and others.

Coquette Productions is the name of her production company. She has had a tremendous career in movies and television.

22. Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker is an actress, model, and producer. She was born in Nelsonville, Ohio, on March 25, 1965.

Her net worth is believed to be $150 million.

Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

She is best known for her role as Carrie Bradshaw in HBO’s “Sex in the City,” for which she has received numerous awards.

She and Alison Benson co-founded the film production company “Pretty Matches.” She was a popular actress in the late 1990s.

21. Jaclyn Smith

This American actress and entrepreneur Jaclyn Smith was born on October 26, 1945, in Texas, U.S.

Jaclyn Smith is one of the richest actresses with a net worth of $150 million.

She rose to international fame after playing in the 1970s sitcom “Charlie’s Angels.”

Jacklyn Smith
Jacklyn Smith (Source: Wikipedia)

Moreover, she has appeared in films such as “Nightkill,” “George Washington,” “The Bourne Identity,” and “Nightmare in the Daylight,” as well as the drama series “The District.”

Smith effectively pioneered the idea of celebrities developing their own brands rather than just endorsing others by starting her own business of various product lines.

20. Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron is an actress, model, and producer. She was born in South Africa on  7 August 1975.

She has a net worth of $160 million and is one of the HIGHEST-PAID actresses.

Theron gained recognition after acting in the Superhero movies “The Devil’s Advocate,” “Mighty Joe Young,” and “The Cider House Rules.”

She is the first South African to win an Academy Awards for acting. Her other notable films include “Hancock,” “Prometheus,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” and “The Old Guard.”

Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

With her production company “Denver and Delilah Productions,” Theron stepped into filmmaking.

Apart from her acting profession, she is an endorser for well-known brands, including Raymond Weil, Raymond Christian Dior, and Breitling.

19. Miley Ray Cyrus

Miley Ray Cyrus is the 29 years old well-known TV actress, singer, and songwriter.

She has an enormous net worth of $160 million.

She rose to fame as a teen idol after starring as Miley Stewart in the Disney Television series Hannah Montana in 2006.

Miley Cyrus Performing on the Stage
Miley Cyrus Performing on the Stage (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Her debut studio album was released as the soundtrack for the Hanna Montana television series, and it sold approximately 3 million copies in the United States alone.

Her singing career has been hugely successful because of her other popular album on various styles and genres.

She has also coached two seasons of The Voice, a singing competition show.

18. Jennifer Lawrence

The highest-grossing action star Jennifer Lawrence was born on August 15, 1990.

She has a net worth of a whopping $160 million.

In 2006, she made her acting debut as a guest in the television film “Company Town.”

She appeared in several shows and sitcoms before landing her significant role on the “The Bill Engvall Show.”

Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Her first film appearance was in the movie “Garden Party,” in which she played a supporting part.

Her career soared after she starred in the film series “X-Men” and “The Hunger Games.”

Lawrence’s films have grossed over $6 billion globally.

17. Xuxa Meneghel

Maria da Graça Xuxa Meneghel, better known by her stage name Xuxa, is a Brazilian television personality, actress, and singer.

She was born in Santa Rosa, Brazil, on 27 March 1963.

With a total net worth of 160 million, she is one of Brazil’s richest women.

She began her modeling career at the age of 16 and worked for various magazines, including ” Play Boy.”

Xuxa Meneghel Holding Mic
Xuxa Meneghel Holding Mic (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Xuxa sold more than 40 million records worldwide during her singing career, making her the best-selling female singer in Brazil.

Similarly, her TV show “Xou da Xuxa,” which premiered on Globo TV, became a huge hit.

She has also acted in films like “Love Strange Love”,”Xuxa e os Duendes”, and “Xuxa em O Mistério de Feiurinha”.

16. Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson is 37 years American actress from New York City.

She was the highest-paid actress in the world in 2018 and 2019. Her films have grossed a total of $14.3 billion globally.

She is one of the richest movie stars with a net worth of $165 million.

Scarlett Johnson made her film debut with the comedy film “North” in 1994.

Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Later, she gained global recognition as a “Black Widow” in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film franchise.

Her major movies are “Lost in Translation,” Girl with a Pearls Earring, “Match Point, etc.

In addition to this, “Her,” “Under the Skin,” “Lucy,” and “Ghost in the Shell” are some of Johansson’s science fiction films.

As a prominent brand spokesperson, she earns between $10 and $20 million a year.

15. Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara is an actress, model, presenter, and businesswoman from California.

Vergara has an estimated net worth of $180 million.

She was the most paid Hollywood actress in 2020 and the highest-paid television actress from 2013 to 2020.

Sofia Vergara on Golden Dress
Sofia Vergara on Golden Dress (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

She rose to prominence after co-hosting a Spanish television show on the Univision Network.

Her popularity on television has extended to the big screen, landing many leading roles in major films.

She has starred in films such as ” Chasing Papi,” ” Meet the Browns,” and ” Madea Goes to Jail.”

She also makes millions through ads and endorsements. As a judge on a TV reality show, America’s Got Talent, she receives $10 million each year.

14. Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda, an American actress, model, and political activist, was born in New York on December 21, 1937.

Her net worth is reported to be $200 million.

Jane Fonda is well known for her comedic roles in films, although she has also played serious roles in the past.

Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Throughout her acting career, she has garnered numerous awards.

Two Academy Awards for best actresses and seven Golden Globe Awards are among the most prestigious ones.

She made her acting debut in 1960 through theatrical performance in the play “There was a Little Girl. In the same year, she made her film debut with “Tall Story.”

“Period of Adjustment,” “Sunday in New York,” “Cat Ballou,” and “Barefoot in the Park” are some of her well-known comedy movies.

13. Salma Hayek

Mexican actress Salma Hayek has a net worth of $200 million.

She began her acting career in Mexican soap operas before moving to the United States to develop her career.

Salma is most known for her roles in the telenovela “Teresa” and the highly acclaimed and commercially successful movie “Frida.”

She has been nominated for several awards for best actress.

Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek (Source: Wikipedia)

Salma Hayek is the first Mexican who was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actress.

In addition to acting, She is also a director and producer.

In 2009, she married one of the wealthiest French business tycoons, Francois Henri Pinault.

12. Demi Moore

Demi Moore is an actress and producer from New Mexico, U.S. She was born on November 11, 1962. She is well-known as a pioneer in the fight for equal pay for men and women.

Demi Moore is one of the richest actresses with a total net worth of $200 million.

Moore made her acting debut in the drama “Choices” in 1981.

Richest Actresses in the World- Demi Moore
Demi Moore (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

After this, she appeared in various films and TV series such as “General Hospital,” “Blame It on Rio,” “About Last night,” “Good Men,” “Disclosure,” and others.

In 1996, she received  $12.5 million for her role in the movie  “Striptease,” which was the highest paid amount for any actress in film history.

In addition to her wealth from an acting career, she also gained a substantial fortune of around $90 million and real estate as a divorce settlement from her ex-husband Bruce Willis.

11. Jessica Alba

Jessica Marie Alba is the 41 years old actress and businesswoman from California, U.S.

She holds an estimated net worth of $200 million as of 2022.

Alba began her acting career at the age of 13 with the 1994 films “Camp Nowhere” and “The Secret World of Alex Mack.”

Richest Actresses in the World- Jessica Alba
Jessica Alba (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

She rose to fame at the age of 19 thanks to her role as the lead actress in the 2000 Sci-fi series “Dark Angel.”

Since then, she has appeared in numerous films and TV series such as” Fantastic Four,” “Good Luck Chuck,” “The Eye,” “The Love Guru,” and others.

In addition to this, she is co-founder of The Honest Company, established in January of 2012, which focuses on selling household and baby products.

10. Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock is an actress and producer born in Virginia, the United States, on July 26, 1964.

Her net worth as of 2022 is over $250 million.

In 1987, she made her acting debut with the action thriller film “Hangmen,” where she played a supporting part.

Richest Actresses in the World- Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Her films “Demolition Man,” “Speed,” “While You Were Sleeping,” “Hope Floats,” and “A Time to Kill” brought her recognition and fame.

In 2010 and 2014, she was the highest-paid actress in the world.

Apart from this, she is the owner of the production company Fortis Films, through which she has produced many successful films.

9. Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman is an actress and producer who was born in the United States on June 20, 1967.

Kidman’s net worth is believed to be $250 million.

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Nicole Kidman (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

She rose to notoriety after starring alongside Tom Cruise in the action film “Days of Thunder.”

Her prominence on television has translated to the big screen, with leading roles in films such as “Far and Away,” “Batman Forever,” “To Die For,” “Moulin Rouge!” and “Aquaman.” Blossom Films is the name of her production firm.

8. Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is a famous comedy actress born on January 13, 1961, in New York City.

Her approximate net worth of $250 million makes her one of the richest actresses in the world.

Richest Actresses in the World- Julia Louis Dreyfus with glasses
Julia Louis Dreyfus With Glasses ( Source: Wikimedia Commons)

She is well known for her roles in the television sitcom “Saturday Night,” “Seinfeld,” “The New Adventures of Old Christine,” and “Veep.”

Above all, her role as “Elaine Benes” on the sitcom “Seinfeld” made her famous. From 1989 to 1998, she played Elaine on Seinfeld for nine seasons.

Throughout her career, she has won numerous accolades as a producer as well as an actress.

She has received the most Primetime Emmy Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards than any other actor.

7. Julia Roberts

The 54  years old American actress has a fortune of $250 million.

Movies like “Mystic Pizza,” “Stick Magnolias,” “Pretty Woman,” “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” and “Erin Brockovich” catapulted her to stardom.

Richest Actresses in the World- Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts( Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Robert’s films have grossed over $3.8 billion worldwide at the box office. Because of her brilliant acting skills, she has received 3 Golden Globe awards and one Academy Awards for Best Actress.

6. Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon was born in Louisiana, U.S, on March 22, 1976. She began her acting career from the TV commercials at the age of seven.

Reese Witherspoon has a net worth of approximately $300 million as of 2022.

Her debut film was “The Man in the Moon,” which was released in 1991.

After some time, she got a chance to play lead actress in 1996’s film “Fear.”

Richest Actresses in the World- Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Witherspoon’s career reached new heights in 2001 when she played Elle Woods in the “Legally Blonde.”

In 2019, Forbes ranked her one of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.

She has been amongst the highest-paid actresses of Hollywood since the early 2000s.

Apart from acting, she is the founder of the clothing company Draper James.

5. Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston is one of Hollywood’s most beloved and admired actresses. She is also a successful producer and businesswoman.

Jennifer Aniston was born on February 11, 1969, in Los Angeles.

She has an approximate net worth of $300 million.

Richest Actresses in the World- Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

She has starred in several films, including “Bruce Almighty,” “Along Came Polly,”  The Break-Up”, “Horrible Bosses,”  “We Are the Milers,” and others.

Her role as “Rachel Green” on the iconic sitcom “Friends” helped her gain international fame. This sitcom ran for ten seasons.

In addition, she also co-founded the film production company Echo Films in 2008. Her films have earned more than $1.6 billion worldwide.

4. Victoria Principal

Victoria Principal is an actress, producer, author, and businesswoman born on January 3, 1950, in Fukuoka, Japan.

She has a net worth of $350 million.

She is best recognized for her portrayal as Pamela Barnes Ewing on the popular American Television show “Dallas.”

Richest Actresses in the World- Victoria Principal with short hair
Victoria Principal With Short Hair (Source: IMDB)

Later she left the series and established her own production company, Victoria Principal Productions.

Apart from this, she also launched a skincare company named “Principle Secret” in 1989.

She also established herself as best selling author, with four books, “The Body Principal,” “The Beauty Principal,” and “The Diet Principal, “and  “Living Principal.”

3. Cher

Cherilyn Sarkisian, better known as Cher, is a well-known American singer and actress with a net worth of $360 million.

Cher was born in the United States of America on May 20, 1946. She is also known as the  “Goddess of Pop.”

She has sold over 100 million albums which makes her the best-selling artist of all time.

Richest Actresses in the World- Cher performing in stage of London
Cher Performing in London (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Cher has acted in numerous films, including “Moonstruck,” “Mask,” “Silkwood,” “Mermaids,” “Stuck on You,” and others.

She has received numerous awards, including a Grammy, an Academy Award, and three Golden Globe Awards.

Cher started a film production company, Isis, in 1985. Apart from this, she’s also been in several fashion campaigns.

2. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

Marry Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen are twin sisters born on June 13, 1986. The Olsen twins share similar careers, and both are famous actresses and fashion designers.

They share a total net worth of $500 million.

Their acting career started when they were just six months as a Michelle Tanner on the American television sitcom “Full House.”

Richest Actresses in the World
Mary Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Since then, they’ve tried their hand at acting in a variety of films and television shows.

This duo founded Dualstar Entertainment Group, LLC in 1993.

Aside from acting, the Olsen twins are also well-known fashion designers.

1. Jami Gertz

Jami Gertz is an American actress, investor born on October 28, 1965.

With a total net worth of  $3 billion, she tops this list of richest actresses in the world.

Since 1980 she appeared in various films such as  “Square Pegs,” Crossroads,” “Family Ties,” “Sixteen Candles,” “The Lost Boys,” and others.

She debuted as a producer in 2011 with the film “A Better Life.”

Richest Actresses in the World- Jami_Gertz_on_Black_Outfit

Jami Gertz on Black Outfit (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

She also worked as a cologne designer for Lanvin in Paris, France.

Her fortune skyrocketed when she married American billionaire business executive Tony Ressler in 1989.

She co-owns the NBA team, Atlanta Hawks, together with her husband.

In addition, they have a minority investment in the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team.

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