August 17, 2017 12:30 IST

Emma Stone becomes world's highest-paid actress

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Emma Stone has been named the worlds highest-paid actress by Forbes, surpassing Jennifer Lawrence, who claimed the top spot in 2016 and 2015. Stone, 28, collected $26 million, due to her Oscar-winning performance in the movie-musical juggernaut "La La Land", reports variety.com. Credit: Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic
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Stone spoke on gender parity earlier this year, sharing that her male co-stars have taken salary cuts so she could receive equal pay. Actress Jennifer Aniston was runner-up with $25.5 million. While she continues to receive millions in royalties even a decade after "Friends" ended, the actress, who appeared "The Yellow Bird," also monetises different endorsements. Credit: Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic
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Lawrence dropped down two slots to number three with $24 million, almost half of her $46 million earnings in 2016. Credit: Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic
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Most of her paycheck comes from Darren Aronofsky's upcoming cryptic horror movie "Mother!", "Red Sparrow", and her Dior endorsement. Credit: Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic
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Emma Watson is the sole newcomer on this year's list after "Beauty and the Beast" became the top-grossing movie of the year so far at $1.26 billion. Credit: Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic