14/08/2014 12:46 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Sandra Bullock Earns How Much?

Sandra Bullock has got a lot to be happy about. Forbes reports she was the highest earning actress in 2013.

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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2013 file photo, Sandra Bullock arrives at the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Bullock was nominated for an Academy Award for best actress on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, for her role in

Her $51 million earnings (yes, really) have put the 50-year-old star ahead of Jennifer Lawrence, Scarlett Johansson and last year's winner Angelina Jolie on the magazine's rich list.

As Forbes explains, Bullock's wealth is all down to the space thriller Gravity, which picked up seven Academy Awards, seven Baftas and pulled in $716 million at the box office worldwide "despite the odds," against it.

However, 23-year-old Lawrence wasn't far behind Bullock in the rich list. She earned $34 million in 2014, $20 million of which came from her role in the The Hunger Games franchise. With the latest instalment, Mockingjay Part 1, in the making, it doesn't look like Lawrence is going to drop from the number two spot any time soon.

Jennifer Aniston, who earned $31 million last year, was ranked next in third place (the former Friends star can be thankful the show's re-runs are still so popular) after We're the Millers took $150 million at the box office.

As for the richest actor? Robert Downey Jr was named the highest earning of 2013 for the second year running. His estimated earnings are a staggering $75 million but there's good news! There are now more female billionaires than ever before.

Want to know who else made big bucks in Hollywood last year? View the full Forbes list below:

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