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Kristen Stewart Earns More Than Angelina Jolie, According to Forbes

June 20, 2012

Kristen Stewart is on a roll. Forbes magazine this week named her the highest-paid actress as she earned $34.5 million between May 2011 and May 2012.

At the age of 22, Stewart's Twilight role launched her career into A-list status and she hasn't looked back, taking her co-star, and rumored boyfriend, Robert Pattinson, with her.

According to Forbes, most of Stewart's earnings came from the Twilight series where she stars as Bella Swan, but she also earned "big buck for starring in Snow White and the Huntsman. The press loves writing about Stewart.

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Coming in at No. 2 is Cameron Diaz, who earned $34 million thanks to the comedy "Bad Teacher," which also starred her ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake.

Bad Teacher raked in $216 million at the global box office. Forbes has added her earnings for her films What to Expect When You're Expecting and The Green Hornet to calculate her total earnings., and we estimate Diaz earned $34 million between May 2011 and May 2012.

America's sweetheart, Sandra Bullock, came in third on Forbes' list as she earned $25 million between May 2011 and May 2012. Paparazzi favorite, Angelina Jolie, came in at No. 4 with $20 million. While the mother of six did not star in any top-earning movies this last year, she is far from the media's eye.

According to Forbes, Jolie earned millions from residuals and endorsement deals for companies like Louis Vuitton.

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Charlize Theron made the top five by earning $18 million and No. 6 was Julia Roberts, who earned $16 million.

Missing from the top five was Jenifer Lopez who seems to be the face of so many beauty prducts, plus two TV shows and getting ready for a national tour with singer Enrique Iglesias. We're predicting she will crack the top five next year.

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