I don’t know if you know this, but Angelina Jolie is rich. I’m talking really rich, richer-than-Jennifer-Aniston rich.
According to Vanity Fair’s ‘Hollywood Top 40′ list Jolie earned a whopping, inexplicable $21 million in 2009 to come in at #32. With six kids to support I guess the extra bank comes in handy — juice boxes and diapers ain’t cheap.
$20 million of her take was for her action thriller, Salt, which isn’t even being released until July. According to Vanity Fair the extra million came from royalties from other films (what other films?)
Aniston earned a paltry $21 million to come in just behind Jolie at #31 but had to work a little harder to earn it. VF says Aniston made $8 million each for The Bounty Hunter (with Gerard Butler) and The Baster. Add to that the $3 million in back-end earnings she pocketed for 2008’s Marley & Me (the film’s worldwide gross and DVD sales was $243 million) and $1 million from He’s Just Not That Into You.
Oh, and that guy Brad Pitt? He came in dead last on the list with $13.5 million.