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Forbes Reveals List of World’s Highest Paid Actresses

NEwRkfgWz6bJzE_1_bForbes Magazine revealed the list of the world’s highest paid actresses for this year. Jenifer Lawrence leads the list this year with $1 million more than last year’s number one position holder Sandra Bullock. The Hunger Games star has moved up one position this year from last year’s second spot. Scarlett Johansson of the Avengers comes in second followed by Melissa McCarthy of Spy fame. New comers to this year’s list include Bingbing Fan of XMen: Days of Future Past fame and Amanda Seyfried. While other actresses like Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock, Julia Roberts, Reese Witherspoon, Jenifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie continue to occupy this year’s list too with their revenue from several brand endorsements. Given below is an extract from this year’s list with the actresses and their revenues for the last year.
The 86th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals A6Jenifer Lawrence – $52,000,000
Scarlett Johansson $35,500,000
Melissa McCarthy $23,000,000
Bingbing Fan $21,000,000
Jennifer Aniston $16,500,000
Julia Roberts $16,000,000
Angelina Jolie $15,000,000
Reese Witherspoon $15,000,000
Anne Hathaway $12,000,000
Kristen Stewart $12,000,000
Cameron Diaz $11,000,000
Gwyneth Paltrow $9,000,000
Meryl Streep $8,000,000
Amanda Seyfried $8,000,000
Sandra Bullock $8,000,000
Emma Stone $6,500,000
Mila Kunis $6,500,000
Natalie Portman $6,000,000

Biggest Drug Bust Made by Coast Guard

boutwell-crew-forms-up-with-contraband-600x300In one of the biggest drug busts made by the Coast Guard, a coast guard crew nabbed a submarine off the coast of California carrying around 271 bales of cocaine. A US coast guard crew from Alameda, California identified a suspicious vehicle in the waters between California and Mexico. The vehicle was a semi submersible sea faring machine, which is one of the vehicles typically used to smuggle contraband into the US.

coast guardThe US Maritime crew nabbed four smugglers on board along with around 271 bales of cocaine worth $181 million. This is one of the most successful drug busts made by US Coast Guard. Officials removed the cocaine from the vessel and towed it to shore. The vehicle quickly capsized without the balance of the load.

Vice Admiral, Charles W.Ray, quoted that the bust justifies the presence and requirement for additional patrol along these waters. Around 80 percent of drugs get into the US through maritime routes. Vice Admiral, Charles, head of this bust, said that such busts break the network of international contraband smuggling and help to keep these waters safe from anti-national elements. The US Coast Guard has nabbed around 33,000 pounds of cocaine worth more than $500 million in these waters since May, 2015. And this is the 25th submarine to be caught in these waters since last year.