Jennifer Lawrence Is the Highest-Paid Actress of 2016 According to Forbes

Jennifer Lawrence Is the Highest-Paid Actress of 2016 According to <em>Forbes</em>
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Taylor Swift may be the highest-paid musician of 2016, but, according to Forbes, another blonde starlet is the year's highest-paid actress in the world, and her name is Jennifer Lawrence.

Thanks to blockbuster hits like X-Men: Apocalypse, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 , and her advance for the upcoming movie Passengers, Lawrence raked in $46 million (pre-tax) in a 12-month period. (The Girl on Fire made $52 million last year, so her income actually decreased from 2015, but we think she's still doing pretty well for herself.) Melissa McCarthy came in second on this year's list, and took home $33 million, while Black Widow, aka Scarlett Johansson, ranked in at No. 3 with a reported $25 million.

Forbes takes into account actresses from all over the world, including Bollywood and other foreign cinemas, with three of the 10 actresses on the list calling nations other than the U.S.A. their home countries—including Chinese actress Fan Bingbing (No. 5) and South African-born star Charlize Theron (No. 6).

WATCH: Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer Steal the Show at the 2016 Golden Globes

Forbes plans on releasing their list of highest-paid actors on Thursday, and we're eager to see what the gender pay-gap really looks like in cold, hard numbers.

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Head to forbes.com for the full list of the world's highest-paid actresses.

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