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Friday, July 25, 2008

Hollywood Pays Black Men Big But Not Black Women

Will Smith made the most money of any Hollywood movie star in 2007, $80 million, and Eddie Murphy was in third place right behind Johnny Depp with $55 million, but no black women were in the top ten Hollywood women movie star wage earners. Unfortunately, Hallie Berry's 2004 Catwoman debacle probably does not help this situation much [we love you Hallie].

Hollywood's Top Earners

Actors .......................................................Actresses

1. Will Smith $80 million..........................1. Cameron Diaz $50 million
2. Johnny Depp $72 million......................2. Keira Knightley $32 million
3. Eddie Murphy $55 million.....................3. Jennifer Aniston $27 million
4. Mike Myers $55 million.........................4. Reese Witherspoon $25 million
5. Leonardo DiCaprio $45 million..............5. Gwyneth Paltrow $25 million
6. Bruce Willis $41 million.........................6. Jodie Foster $23 million
7. Ben Stiller $40 million...........................7. Sarah Jessica Parker $18 million
8. Nicolas Cage $38 million........................8. Meryl Streep $16 million
9. Will Ferrell............................................9. Amy Adams $14.5 million
10. Adam Sandler.....................................10. Angelina Jolie $14 million

Sources: Forbes magazine, NY Daily News 7/23/08
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