6 posts tagged "Forbes"
If you thought the Gravity hype had dissipated, think again. Today, Forbes released its list of the top 10 earning actresses in Hollywood, and Sandra Bullock, who was more or less the one-woman act in Gravity, leads the pack with $51 million. The global phenomenon cost nearly $100 million, brought in $715 million at the box office, and won seven Oscars.
Interestingly enough, given how eager fashion and celebrity have been to get into bed together lately, Bullock has never really courted fashion icon status or apparently been courted by fashion companies. She beat out a host of actresses who have all fronted major ad campaigns, like Dior star Jennifer Lawrence, Angelina Jolie (who’s lent her image to St. John and Louis Vuitton), and Gwyneth Paltrow (who has appeared in many campaigns, including ones for Max Factor, Coach, and Estée Lauder). Bullock, by contrast, doesn’t have any major, big money fashion contracts to her name.
Second on Forbes‘ list is 23-year-old Jennifer Lawrence, who raked in $34 million, largely thanks to her role in The Hunger Games. Third is Jennifer Aniston, who cashed in at $31 million, and fourth is Goop girl Gwyneth Paltrow, whose $19 million came mostly from Iron Man 3 and her Max Factor and Hugo Boss endorsements. Angelina Jolie and Cameron Diaz are tied for fifth place, earning $18 million each. Combined, the top 10 earning actresses earned $226 million—which looks like a lot of money until you find out the top-earning actors made nearly twice that with a combined $419 million. Since the recent trend of female-lead blockbusters is clearly paying off, maybe that gap will start to close soon.
2013 is looking rosy for reigning queen of prep Tory Burch. On New Year’s Day, news broke that she had settled the seemingly never-ending legal battle royal with ex-husband Chris Burch. And today, Forbes announced that this very settlement—or, specifically, Chris Burch’s move to sell his 28.3% stake in Tory Burch LLC—has helped make Ms. Burch a Billionairess. According to Forbes, Tory’s stake in her company is now worth at least one billion dollars (or, if you’re tabulating in Burchier ways, think about 5,128,205 pairs of Revas). The Upper East Side favorite will join the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Meg Whitman on the 2013 Forbes World’s Billionaires list, out this March.