Kristen Stewart Tops Forbes List of Highest Paid Actresses

And doesn't it make sense? With the final installment of the mega franchise coming out, how could there not be a ton of cash? Notes the publication, "At this point, could anyone else play Bella Swan in Twilight?" Good point! The publication, which dishes out the super rich and famous wealth numbers annually said Stewart made an estimated $12.5 million plus a share of the profits from the mega-franchise in her last two stints on Twilight, but she also made more cash via Snow White and the Huntsman this past year.

According to Forbes Stewart's total earnings between May 2011 and May 2012 totaled a whopping $34.5 million. Not bad for a 22 year-old. She is the youngest person on the list by 16 years. In the previous year, the actress ranked 5th in the list (tied with Julia Roberts). And coming in second on the list is Cameron Diaz who is estimated to have earned $34 million in the same time period. Her big cash cow came courtesy of Bad Teacher, which Forbes noted only cost $20 million to make but brought in $216 million worldwide.

Last year's top earning actresses were Angelina Jolie and Sarah Jessica Parker who each cha-chinged $30 million between May 2010 and May 2011.

[Source: Forbes]

And what do you think of these numbers?



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