It must be exciting as a 22-year-old to earn $34.5 million in twelve month’s. That’s more than the average person will earn in their entire lifetime. Well, according to Forbes Magazine Kristen Stewart, from the ‘Twilight’ series, tops the list for highest paid actress.
While this is thrilling for any young celebrity, it really is sad when you think about it. Our teacher’s, doctor’s, scientists and even the President of the United States don’t even earn this much. When did we begin to put more value on being a movie star, than teaching our children, saving lives, finding a cure for cancer or running our country.
The teacher’s in Chicago just voted on a possible strike, which means they have to fight for every penny. But a woman who has not yet truly lived, get’s paid substantially more for fighting off vampires. When will we ever get our priorities straight? Probably never…athletes also are paid more than their teachers.
While I don’t blame the celebrities nor athletes for earning millions, doing something they love…I do blame society for getting it so wrong.
Below is the Forbes top 10 list of highest-paid actresses in Hollywood:
1. Kristen Stewart, $34.5 million. 2. Cameron Diaz, $34 million. 3. Sandra Bullock, $25 million. 4. Angelina Jolie, $20 million. 5. Charlize Theron, $18 million. 6. Julia Roberts, $16 million. 7. Sarah Jessica Parker, $15 million. 8. Meryl Streep, $12 million. 8T. Kristen Wiig, $12 million. 10. Jennifer Aniston $11 million.