Top 10 Richest Actress In The World

An acting career often results in fame and financial prosperity. Although there is a significant difference in the compensation of male and female stars, there are numerous female artists who have established a financial empire through their achievements in acting, television, and comedy. However, most of these ultra-rich women capitalized on their hefty acting fees and took the next opportunity to expand their earnings multiple times. As of 2024, Jami Gertz is the richest actress in the world, but what about the rest?

Let’s explore further and find out who the remaining wealthiest actresses are in 2024. 

Top 10 Richest Actresses In The World 2024

As per entertainment magazines and financial surveys, here are the 10 richest female artists in the world:

1. Jami Gertz – $3 Billion

The richest actress in the world, Gertz took an early start and debuted as a child artist in one episode of Different Strokes. After studying drama at NYU, she secured roles in popular sitcoms like The Facts of Life and Square Pegs. Her film career began with 1981’s Endless Love, however, 1987’s Less Than Zero was the first major break that propelled her to countrywide recognition. 

Gertz is married to billionaire philanthropist Tony Ressler and also owns the NBA team Atlanta Hawks. Although Jami didn’t have an extraordinary acting career, her timely philanthropic endeavors put her among the wealthiest female figures in the American entertainment industry. Currently, Gertz is valued at over $3 Billion, setting a benchmark for what women can achieve despite being away from the spotlight. 

2. Oprah Winfrey – $2.8 Billion

A 4-decade-long illustrious career as an actress, talk show host, producer, and author has established her as an icon of resilience and women empowerment. 

Following a brief stint as a news anchor and a morning talk show named AM Chicago, Oprah’s breakthrough came in 1986 with the beginning of The Oprah Winfrey Show, a television program that would run for the next 25 years, airing over 4500 episodes. She also starred in several critically acclaimed films like The Color Purple, Beloved, and The Butler

From 2004 to 2005, Oprah was listed as World’s only black billionaire by Forbes. As of 2024, her net worth stands at nearly $2.8 billion, making her among the most successful and richest women in the history of America. 

3. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen – $500 Million

Olsen twins Mary-Kate and Ashley rank among 2024’s richest actresses in the world. The duo made their acting debut at just the age of 9 months with 1987’s sitcom Full House. After doing numerous cameos and full-time roles in TV and video films, they established their own production house Dualstar, which would later produce their films and videos, including Double, Double, Toil and Trouble, How the West Was Fun, etc. 

In 2004, the duo, then 18, took full control over Dualstar and released products related to home decor, fashion, and fragrances. Already popular as youth fashion icons, in 2007, the sisters launched their fashion brand The Row, selling footwear, clothing, and accessories. Currently, Olsen’s combined net worth is over $500 million, ranking them among the youngest female fashion designers in the world. 

4. Ellen DeGeneres – $370 Million

America’s beloved icon for humanity, animal rights, and social welfare, Ellen DeGeneres started her journey as a standup comedian in the early 80s before pursuing a full-time career in television. Her first major success came with the popular sitcom Ellen, however, she is best known for her talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which aired for 2 decades. 

Beyond acting, voice work, and comedy, she has also hosted numerous prestigious events, including Academy Awards, Primetime Emmys, and Grammy Awards. Ellen owns a production house named A Very Good Production and a lifestyle brand ED, offering accessories, clothing, and pet supplies. With a net worth of $370 million, Ellen is often named among the most celebrated and successful women in the entertainment industry. 

5. Victoria Principal – $350 Million

Victoria Principal, a popular Hollywood name from the 70s and 80s is the next richest actress in the world, with a net worth of a whopping $350 million. Her acting career began with 1972’s The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, followed by her portrayal of Rosa Amici in 1974’s blockbuster Earthquake, which went on to become one of the highest-grossing films of its time. 

Later, she worked as a Hollywood agent, before establishing her own production company Victoria Principal Productions, which made several lesser-known films in which she also starred. Eventually, she turned to beauty therapy and launched Principal Secret, a very successful beauty brand, offering a range of skincare products. She also wrote three best-selling books on fitness, wellness, and skincare. 

6. Jennifer Aniston – $320 Million

You might know her as Rachel Green from the beloved sitcom FRIENDS, however, Aniston started her acting career at the early age of 19 with a minor role in the 1988 film Mac and Me. Although she has worked in several comedy/drama films in her esteemed career, her stardom peaked during Friends days, which also earned her Primetime Emmy, Screen Actors Guild, and Golden Globe awards. 

Acknowledged as one of the most beautiful actresses of her time, Aniston graced the silver screen with successful films like Office Space, Bruce Almighty, The Break-Up, Horrible Bosses, Friends with Money, and The Good Girl. Forbes ranked her as one of the highest-paid actresses globally for the record 15 years. Aniston’s current value is around $320 million, which pitches her as the sixth richest actress in the world as of 2024. 

7. Sandra Bullock – $250 Million

Another prominent Hollywood figure, Bullock debuted with 1989’s thriller Hangmen, followed by a much-acclaimed role in Demolition Man in 1993. Through her stellar performances, she soon bagged roles in blockbusters like Speed, While You Were Sleeping, A Time to Kill, and Hope Floats. Her portrayal of Leigh Anne Tuohy in 2009’s Blind Side earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress. 

Sandra is also the founder of Fortis Films production house, which has produced numerous films she also starred in. Known as America’s Sweetheart, she was listed as People’s Most Beautiful Woman in 2015. Among the most versatile and successful actresses of the 21st century, Sandra has a net worth of around $250 million in 2024.

8. Julia Louis-Dreyfus – $250 Million

Probably the greatest performer in the history of American television, Julia began her career with a theater group The Second City which eventually got her a call from NBC’s Saturday Night Live at the age of just 21. During her final year of SNL, she got in touch with Larry David, who cast her in Seinfeld as Elaine Benes. The sitcom went on to become a TV sensation, earning Julia several Primetime Emmys and Screen Actors Guild awards in the process. 

In a flourishing career spanning 4 decades, Julia has won more awards in television history than anyone, including the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Moreover, Julia has starred in several comedy films and TV shows, including A Bug’s Life, You People, You Hurt My Feelings, and more. As of 2024, her net worth stands at $250 million, ranking her among the wealthiest TV actresses in the world. 

9. Julia Roberts – $250 Million

Julia Roberts, one of the leading figures in Hollywood, has ruled the hearts of global audiences with her stunning performances over the years. A thriving career that started with a small role in the television series Crime Story, witnessed Julia climb her way to extraordinary success, both critically and financially. 

Following her appearances in Mystic Pizza and Steel Magnolias, Roberts hit the pinnacle with her performance in Pretty Woman, which turned out to be the top-grossing romantic comedy of 1990. Roberts has acted in numerous blockbusters, including Notting Hill, My Best Friend’s Wedding, and Runaway Bride, which ultimately won her an Academy Award. She ranks among the most bankable stars in American film history, with her movies grossing nearly $4 billion globally. 

10. Jane Fonda – $200 Million

Fonda’s status extends beyond her extremely successful acting career which gave her nearly every accolade possible – two Academy Awards, two BAFTAs, six Golden Globes, and a precious Cecil B. DeMille Award.  

A popular face from the 60s, 70, and 80, Jane started with a Broadway play and was immediately offered her first big screen role in a 1960’s film Tall Story. From there on, it was no stopping; she starred in decade of highly acclaimed comedy movies like Cat Ballou, Barefoot in the Park, and Sunday in New York, before delivering Academy Award-winning performances in Klute and Coming Home. Jane also released many exercise videos, selling over 17 million copies collectively. 

The 86-year-old Hollywood icon has an estimated net worth of $200 million in 2024, putting her next to some of the richest actresses of the current era. 


1. Who is the richest actor and actress in the world?

As of 2024, Tyler Perry and Jami Gertz are the richest actor and actress in the world.

2. Who is the highest-paid actress on TV in 2024?

With an average fee of $28 million, Jennifer Lawrence is the most expensive actress in the world. 

3. What is Jami Gertz’s net worth?

In 2024, Jami Gertz’s total valuation is over $3 billion, most of which is the result of her private investments and philanthropic achievements. 

4. Who is the richest TV actress in Asia?

With a total net worth of over $120 million, Chinese actress Fan Bingbing is the richest actress in Asia.

Final Word

All the fabulous women mentioned in this guide have proven that the entertainment industry is not male-dominated anymore. Yes, there is still a long way to attain equal pay as male actors, but these exceptional female artists have carved their way to success and wealth. If Jami Gertz, with a subdued acting career, can become the richest actress in the world, anything is achievable. 

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