The leading lady of Avengers: Infinity War made it to the Forbes top 10 highest paid female stars. Her part as the Black Widow in the movie was seen as potential and powerful. The actress earned $40.5 million dollars for the role. So, as for 2018, Scarlett johansson is the highest paid in the world.
Earlier, Deepika Padukone was no.1 in the list. Ergo, she is still not at par with her male co-stars, pay disparity seems to be real in every part of the world.