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Jolie beats Aniston to become highest paid actress

india Updated: Jul 03, 2009 03:09 IST

Angelina Jolie has become the highest paid actress in Hollywood outperforming partner Brad Pitt's ex wife Jennifer Aniston who came second.

The Oscar-winning actress clinched the top-spot on the Forbes list by taking home $27 million this year, two million more than Aniston.

The major chunk of her earnings come from her blockbuster hit Wanted but reportedly she also got a huge sum for her upcoming film 'Salt' where she plays a CIA agent accused of being a Russian spy, reported the magazine.

Aniston who had a successful year with films like Marley and Me and He Is Just Not That Into You took home a good $25 million.

Meryl Streep, who won an Oscar for her performance in Doubt was third in the list with earnings worth $24 million followed by Sex and the City Sarah Jessica Parker who earned $23 million. Cameron Diaz, who took home $20 million rounded off the top five.