The gender pay disparity between men and women in the entertainment industry continues on — but the salary gaps in Hollywood don’t end there and there are famous women of colour who want to change that. These 20 women have carved out careers, some of whom are being compensated for their value — while others should be earning so much more. But can they? Opportunities can be limited but representation matters — and more folks are finally starting to demand exactly that.
Viola Davis (Net worth: $18 million)
Mindy Kaling (Net worth: $24 million)
Zoe Saldana (Net worth: $35 million)
Gabrielle Union (Net worth: $40 million)
Jada Pinkett Smith (Net worth: $50 million)
Kerry Washington (Net worth: $50 million)
Queen Latifah (Net worth: $70 million)
Tyra Banks (Net worth: $90 million)
It also helps that Tyra's especially good at money, and even had to create an account from which she buys frivolous things. Oh, if only.
Halle Berry (Net worth: $90 million)
Zhang Ziyi (Net worth: $100 million)
Sofia Vergara (Net worth: $180 million)
Janet Jackson (Net worth: $190 million)
Jessica Alba (Net worth: $200 million)
Serena Williams (Net worth: $200 million)
Shakira (Net worth: $300 million)
Shakira she also earned a decent chunk of change from her two seasons as a judge on The Voice, and let's not forget her amazing Super Bowl Halftime Show with J.Lo (who you'll see shortly). But it's her side gig, a line of beauty and personal care products from which she really brings home the bacon, er, tocino. The fragrances, which are sold under the name S by Shakira, brought in just under $45 million in its first year, 2010, and continues to rake it in with every new fragrance that drops.