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Scarlett Johansson is the highest paid actress, according to Forbes

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Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson has become the best-paid actress in the world, according to Forbes magazine.

Johansson, 33, made $40.5 million in pre-tax earnings from June 1, 2017, to June 1, 2018, quadrupling her income from the previous year.

She played Black Widow in this year’s hit Marvel movie “Avengers: Infinity War” and will return to the role in the 2019 installment from Walt Disney Co’s Marvel Studios.

Johansson beat out Angelina Jolie, who ranked second with $28 million thanks mainly to her upfront pay for “Maleficent 2”.

Jennifer Aniston came in third with $19.5 million, making the bulk of her profits from Emirates airlines, Smartwater, and Aveeno promotions, the magazine reports.

Jennifer Lawrence, 28, was fourth on the list with continued earnings from her role in the “X-Men” series and an endorsement contract with fashion brand Christian Dior. Her $18 million income was $6 million less than the prior year.

Reese Witherspoon, 42, is at number five with $16.5 million.

The rest of the top 10 were Mila Kunis, Cate Blanchett, Melissa McCarthy and Gal Gadot.

The combined earnings of the top 10 women this year is $186 million.

Last year’s highest-paid actress, Emma Stone, was not part of the top 10.

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