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Fan BingBing Named World’s Fifth Highest-Paid Actress

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    China’s Fan Bingbing was once again featured in Forbes’ ranking of the world’s best-paid actresses. This year, she placed at still an impressive number five on the list that included Hollywood female A-listers as regulars.

    Forbes’ “The World’s Highest-Paid Actresses 2016” list, which is based on earnings from June 2015 to June 2016, awarded the top spot once again to Jennifer Lawrence for the second year in a row.

    Fan’s ranking however took a slight drop from reaching the fourth spot last year. Her 2016 achievement is from her $17 million paycheck that came from roles in Chinese films such as”Skiptrace” and “Lady of the Dynasty.”

    “Last year was the first time we actually looked outside of just the U.S., so last year Fan Bingbing was the only foreign actress to make the list. This year she’s joined by Charlize Theron and Deepika Padukone,” Forbes writer Natalie Robehmed told CNBC’s Squawk Box.

    Originally from Quingdao, China, Fan got an early break at 17 years old when she landed a supporting role in the hugely popular Chinese television drama series “My Fair Princess.”

    Her sudden rise in popularity led to more projects, with her being cast into several leading roles in various Chinese films. Locally, she also topped Forbes’ China celebrity rankings.

    Fan officially became an international star after starring in the 2014 superhero blockbuster flick “X-Men: Days of Future Past” as the mutant Blink.

    Now at 35 years old, Fan has managed to branch out to a variety of disciplines and ventures. She is currently dabbling into singing, TV production, philanthropy and product endorsements. She  has been the celebrity brand ambassador for Louis Vuitton, Chopard, Loreal and Cartier.

    A newcomer on the list is Deepika Padukone from India who entered in tenth spot for earning $10 million for one year.

    Here’s this year’s top ten World’s Highest-Paid Actresses 2016:

    1) Jennifer Lawrence ($46 million)

    2) Melissa McCarthy ($33 million)

    3) Scarlett Johansson ($25 million)

    4) Jennifer Aniston ($21 million)

    5) Fan Bingbing ($17 million)

    6) Charlize Theron ($16.5 million)

    7) Amy Adams ($13.5 million)

    8) Julia Roberts ($12 million)

    9) Mila Kunis ($11 million)

    10) Deepika Padukone ($10 million)

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