Scarlett Johansson is one of the most successful and highest-grossing female actresses on the planet these days, but to look at her low-key life, you may not know it. And in fact, she doesn’t live like an A-list diva because, as she previously explained to Parade, she’s never really felt like one.

“Since a very young age, I’ve been rejected constantly. When people starting out ask me for advice, I always say to stay open-minded, because you never know,” she said.

“I’ve never felt that I had both feet out, you know? I never imagined having another career, but there were definitely times when I felt like I should try something else in the industry.”

It’s a good thing she didn’t: Thanks in large part to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Johansson brings in major bank, raking in $14 billion in box office bucks throughout her career—and that’s before the release of her first MCU star vehicle, Black Widow, which finally arrived on July 9.

According to Box Office Mojo, that movie has grossed $318 million in worldwide theatrical ticket sales so far; it was also simultaneously available for a $30 rental at the same time via Disney+, where it reportedly earned another $60 million—but that decision on behalf of Disney to debut it both in theaters and on demand also prompted ScarJo to sue the entertainment giant. More on that below!

Scarlett Johansson’s net worth is estimated at $165 million, raking in $56 million in 2019 alone. It wasn’t easy: She told Marie Claire in 2017 that, although her movies have made her one of the highest-grossing stars in history, she hasn’t always been among the highest-paid—especially when compared to her male costars.

“Just because I’m the top-grossing actress of all time does not mean I’m the highest-paid. I’ve had to fight for everything that I have. It’s such a fickle and political industry,” she admitted.

“Some people felt I should talk about my personal struggle in order to shed a spotlight on the greater issue. Maybe I’m being presumptuous, but I assumed it was obvious that women in all positions struggle for equality.