Getting Paid For Days: The 15 Black Female Actresses With The Highest Net Worth In The Game

November 5, 2012  |  
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In Hollywood nowadays there are tons of actresses including a few Black actresses that dominate the big screen. We all know that actresses get paid millions for their talent and performances, but it goes without saying that some make more than others. Here are the 15 highest paid black female actresses according to Celebrity Net Worth.



Halle Berry

With dozens of star rolls, it’s no surprise that Halle Berry is worth a net $70 million.


Queen Latifah

As an actress and a model, Queen Latifah is pretty wealthy, netting $50 million.

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Despite her young age, Raven-Symone has been in the acting business for years and is worth a net $45 million.


Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi has made an impressive name for herself in Hollywood and she’s also worth about $45 million.


Vanessa Williams

Actress on the big screen and on T.V., Vanessa Williams is worth $27.5 million.

Jada Pinkett-Smith

Jada Pinkett-Smith, with a whole family who is successful in Hollywood, is worth $20 million.


Thandie Newton

Best known for her role in the Pursuit of Happyness, Thandie Newton is worth $17.5 million.

Rosario Dawson

Rosario Dawson, who most recently played in Fire with Fire, is worth $16 million.

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Nia Long

Nia Long has been a Hollywood star for awhile and is worth about $13 million.

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Gabrielle Union

The young and beautiful Gabrielle Union has made a name for herself amongst other Hollywood actresses, netting $12 million.

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Regina King

Strength and beauty are definitely working for Regina King as she’s worth $10 million.

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Loretta Devine

One of the oldest yet most notable actresses on the list is Loretta Devine, who is worth $8 million.

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Meagan Good

Meagan Good isn’t all looks, she’s got plenty of talent too, reportedly worth $8 million.

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana, who started with Law & Order, is worth $8 million.

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  • I Ain’t scared of you!

    This list is SO wrong.. For real though? Queen only worth 50 mill? After producing most of her Movies? Her rap albums? Royalties from Living Single alone thanks to TV Ones reruns! Sspphh. Whoopi worth less then all of them!? Get out of here!!!

  • Marier

    This list was made up by someone who doesnt know how to math well. Zoe’s value is significantly more than stated above, and Gabrielle’s is inflated. smdh

  • cookie33

    This list is inaccurate. First off Raven Simone us worth over $500 million.

    • ayo

      second of all, NO SHE IS NOT. How much do you think Bill Cosby is worth by the way

  • Sobe Diva

    This list is so inaccurate. Pure bs

  • tracy

    Damn, I knew Halle was going to be #1, but i did’t think Raven Symoné was worth $45 Mil all the movies Gabriel and Megan good has played in i thought they was worth more money, but they all have much more than i have so i’m not hating. The biggiest check i have ever receive was $100.00…congratulations ladies live well and spend wisely.

  • imoverit

    Just because you’ve seen a lot of these women in many a movie or t.v. show does not translate to big checks in Hollywood especially if you’re a woman of color. Think how often these women are cast in top grossing big budget productions . . . i’ll wait. And for someone to bring up the “isn’t Zoe hispanic” thing. girl bye! hispanic is a Reagan era construct and last time I checked she’s “black” enough to play nina simone

    • nasssu royale

      it’s not accurate cuz #1 Angela,Tarji or Sanna is not on it. #2 Halle makes 15 mil and QL makes 10 mil a flick not to mention QL production co.

  • Nek

    Yeah, I would love to know who made up this list.

  • Fancy

    This list seems incomplete and inaccurate. Loretta Devine is a STAPLE in movies (esp. Black films), I’m in disbelief that she’s only worth $8 million.

  • Wrong

    Whoever did this list is WRONG! Raven is worth wayyyyyyyy more than that with her own Disney show. She is worth at least $400,000,000.00. I’ll translate that for the slow people. $400 million. Movies make you famous, but TV makes you rich.

    • ayo

      she is not worth 400 million people. That was a rumor. with that said, i know that she is probably worth way more than 45 million

  • JaneDoe

    These numbers don’t seem to accurate to me. Halle has a shoe line and he perfume. She has been acting since been acting and only has 70 milli? I don’t think so.. And Zoe, not to mention Raven with her clothing line for kids?????

    • JaneDoe

      *too* and *her*

    • Yea Halle’s number doesn’t add up

    • ayo

      Whoopi’s number doesn’t add up at all and i am certain that Zoe’s number is not accurate either. Oh yes, The girl from Cosby show is definetely worth more.

    • WDW

      Yea Zoe probably made well over 8 mil for one movie

  • Cleo

    I’m confused I thought Zoe was Hispanic??

  • SheBe

    Zoe Saldana is only worth $8 million even after Avatar? Hmmm….

    • sepia830

      It’s not like she was in high demand before Avatar. They don’t negotiate your contract AFTER you do the movie. That said, I’m surprised she’s even worth 8 million. What other movies has she done that were box office successes? Yep, none.

      • Tagirl

        Since Avatar, Zoe’s done at least 5 movies or so.

    • enlightenment

      Yeah, I’m a bit shocked too. Thought she’d be worth more.

  • Laine

    I’m surprised Angela Bassett is not on the list… ! And that Meagan Good did make the list, but Taraji P Henson did not….

    • NiceNasty

      Maybe they don’t put their business out there for everyone to know. I mean some stars are more private then others. Ya know what I’m saying?