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Jolie, Aniston Top Forbes List

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Memo to celebrity tabloids: Forbes just issued its list of Hollywood's biggest female moneymakers in the past year, and the top two spots are occupied by the former wife and current girlfriend of Brad Pitt.

Angelina Jolie tops the list, having earned $27 million from June 2008 through last month, and Jennifer Aniston is next at $25 million.

Much of what Jolie earned came by way of the $341 million worldwide boxoffice generated by the film "Wanted," plus a big upfront payment for her next film, "Salt."

Some of Aniston's fat paycheck comes courtesy of the $244 million that "Marley & Me" earned worldwide, and she makes a ton as pitchwoman for SmartWater. Also, money from "Friends" still pours in, and she got upfront cash for her upcoming comedy film "The Baster."

Forbes based its list on discussions with agents, managers, producers and lawyers.

Coming in third with $24 million was Meryl Streep, star of "Mamma Mia!" which brought in $603 million worldwide. In her next movie, "Julie & Julia," she plays renowned chef Julia Child.

Sarah Jessica Parker is fourth with $23 million. She played Carrie Bradshaw in the HBO series "Sex and the City," and in the film, which took in $415 million worldwide last year.

Rounding out the Top 10 are Cameron Diaz ($20 million), Sandra Bullock and Reese Witherspoon ($15 million each), Nicole Kidman and Drew Barrymore ($12 million each) and Renee Zellweger ($10 million).

The Top 10 women earned a combined $183 million compared to $393 million for the Top 10 men, Forbes said. That list, released last month, was topped by Harrison Ford with $65 million.

Nielsen Business Media 

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