Vanity Fair’s Hollywood Top 40

Vanity Fair has released their Hollywood’s Top 40 list, which ranks Hollywood’s biggest earners that is “limited to creative figures – stars, directors, producers – and to the money they earn from film.”

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VF’s Hollywood’s Top 40 list does not include executives or agents or earnings from non-film-related projects. These are strictly the highest earning FILM stars, producers and directors. Income that movie stars earn from TV shows, endorsements or other work is not included.

Check out the complete list of Vanity Fair’s Hollywood’s Top 40 list (dollar amounts reflect 2010 film earnings):

40. Eddie Murphy – Actor, Shrek ($13 million)
39. Guy Ritchie – Director, Sherlock Holmes ($13.5 million)
38. Shawn Levy – Director/Producer, Real Steel ($14 million)
37. Hugh Jackman – Actor, Real Steel ($14 million)
36. Reese Witherspoon – Actress, This Means War ($14.5 million)
35. Tom Cruise – Actor/Producer/Writer, Mission: Impossible ($14.5 million)
34. Shia LaBeouf – Actor, Transformers ($16 million)
33. Katherine Heigl – Actress/Producer, One for the Money ($16 million)
32. Martin Scorsese – Director/Producer, Hugo Cabret ($17 million)
31. Steve Carell – Actor/Producer, Crazy, Stupid, Love ($17.5 million)
30. Ben Stiller – Actor/Producer, Tower Heist ($18 million)
29. Vin Diesel – Actor/Producer, The Fast and the Furious ($18 million)
28. Daniel Craig – Actor, Cowboys & Aliens ($18 million)
27. Vince Vaughn – Actor, The Dilemma ($18.5 million)
26. Owen Wilson – Actor, Hall Pass ($19.5 million)
25. Joel Silver – Producer, Sherlock Holmes ($21 million)
24. Christopher Meledandri – Producer, Despicable Me ($21 million)
23. Brian Grazer and Ron Howard – Producer; Producer/Director, The Dilemma ($21 million)
22. Sandra Bullock – Actress, The Blind Side ($22 million)
21. Angelina Jolie – Actress, The Tourist ($23.5 million)
20. Nicolas Cage – Actor, Ghost Rider ($23.5 million)
19. Jon Favreau – Director/Producer, Iron Man ($24 million)
18. Jennifer Aniston – Actress, Just Go With It ($24.5 million)
17. Tyler Perry – Writer/Director/Producer, Why Did I Get Married ($25 million)
16. Jason Blum and Oren Peli – Producer; Writer/Director/Producer, Paranormal Activity ($26.5 million)
15. Robert Pattinson – Actor, Twilight ($27.5 million)
14. Jerry Bruckheimer – Producer, Pirates of the Caribbean ($27.5 million)
13. Kristen Stewart – Actress, Twilight ($28.5 million)
12. Joe Roth – Producer, Alice in Wonderland ($28.5 million)
11. Will Smith – Actor/Producer, Men in Black ($29 million)
10. Robert Downey Jr. – Actor, Sherlock Holmes/Iron Man ($31.5 million)
9. Taylor Lautner – Actor, Twilight ($33.5 million)
8. Todd Phillips – Writer/Director/Producer, The Hangover ($34 million)
7. Adam Sandler – Actor/Producer/Writer, Just Go With It ($50 million)
6. Tim Burton – Director, Alice in Wonderland ($53 million)
5. Leonardo DiCaprio – Actor, Inception ($62 million)
4. Christopher Nolan – Writer/Director/Producer, Inception ($71.5 million)
3. Steven Spielberg – Director/Producer, Universal Theme Park ($80 million)
2. Johnny Depp – Actor, Alive in Wonderland/Pirates of the Caribbean/The Tourist ($100 million)
1. James Cameron – Writer/Director/Producer, Avatar ($257 million)

To see the complete details of this list visit vanityfair.com.

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