Last year, Jolie needed only $33 million to lead the list. In contrast,
That'd be three Oscar winners hanging around the top of the ladies' money pile.
The "Maleficent" star's $18 million put her at No. 5 on this year's list, tied with
Aniston pocketed bucks from "Friends" syndication, a couple of comedies and an endorsement deal, while Paltrow benefited from her role as Pepper Potts in the
Back in July, Paltrow's "Iron Man" costar
The balance of the women's list includes another veteran of the "Iron Man" and "Avengers" films,
Wrapping up the list: "The Twilight Saga" veteran
For those keeping track, the top of the ladies' money pile includes five Oscar winners (Bullock, Lawrence, Jolie, Paltrow and Portman), Golden Globe honoree Aniston and five-time Oscar nominee Adams.
Forbes based its list on estimated earnings in the 12 months ending June 2014. It didn't take into account taxes, agent/manager/publicist fees and other work-related costs regularly incurred by the rich and famous. Sources included agents, producers, lawyers and others.