A new list showcasing Hollywood's best paid actors showcases the gender pay gap expertly 6 years ago

A new list showcasing Hollywood's best paid actors showcases the gender pay gap expertly

In 2016, it's important for us women to believe and demand in social equality.

Unfortunately, there are constant tales of sexism for women in every industry, losing parts in films and jobs in general because of their looks, weight ethnicity or relationship status.


For many actresses, it must be stressful juggling their career and the harsh spotlight the media imposes on them, without having to worry about being paid less than their male counterparts for doing the same job. It's just downright disrespectful.

Spotted on JOE.ie, a new list with Hollywood's best-paid actors displays the alarming wedge the gender pay gap has encouraged.

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 19: Scarlett Johansson attends Marvel Avengers Assemble European Premiere at Vue Westfield on April 19, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Currently, the only actress in the top 10 is Scarlett Johansson who has earned up to $3.3 million from her work.

The 31-year-old has starred in smash hits Captain America: Civil War and The Jungle Book this year which have both respectively earned her a pretty penny.


The top 10 actors who have earned the most includes legendary stars such as Harrison Ford, Morgan Freeman and Tom Cruise, however, the most disappointing thing is that Scarlett is the only woman on the list.

The top 10 highest-grossing actors list goes as follows:

  1. Harrison Ford - $4,871.7
  2. Samuel L. Jackson - $4,646.8
  3. Morgan Freeman - $4,433.0
  4. Tom Hanks - $4,340.7
  5. Robert Downey Jr. - $3,943.6
  6. Eddie Murphy - $3,810.4
  7. Tom Cruise - $3,587.2
  8. Johnny Depp - $3,366.3
  9. Michael Caine - $3,340.5
  10. Scarlett Johansson - $3,332.1

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 07: Actress Cameron Diaz attends the "Annie" World Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on December 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)


The next female actress after Scarlett only appears at number 19, with Cameron Diaz earning $3 million.

While a healthy paycheck is certainly not the end of the world considering the issues women in third world countries face, it still shows the sexism ever present in Hollywood when only two actresses appear in a list of 20 highest-grossing actors.

To take a full look at the list, you can click here.