Sofia Vergara is still the highest-earning TV actress
September 5th, 2013
09:00 AM ET

Sofia Vergara is still the highest-earning TV actress

For the second year in a row, Sofia Vergara tops Forbes magazine's list of the highest-earning actress on primetime TV.

The "Modern Family" star made an estimated $30 million between June 2012 to June 2013, and while all of that didn't come from TV - Forbes notes that Vergara is "the reigning queen of celebrity endorsement deals" - it nonetheless places her in a separate league from the other ladies of primetime.

For example, Kaley Cuoco of "The Big Bang Theory" is tied for second place with "Law & Order: SVU's" Mariska Hargitay - and their estimated earnings are $11 million each over the past year.

Tina Fey, whose hit "30 Rock" ended this year, made roughly $10 million in the past year, as did reality TV star-turned-talk show host Bethenny Frankel.

Interestingly enough, the ever-present Kardashian Three - Kourtney, Kim and Khloe - arrive at No. 5 on Forbes' list, with their various endorsements and TV shows adding up to about $10 million each.

To calculate the worth of each TV star's bank account, Forbes speaks with managers, agents, and other industry insiders to get an idea of how much each actress is earning in upfront pay, residuals, endorsements and advertising deals.

Filed under: Celebrities

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  1. Somebody is too paranoid about my blogging

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    October 1, 2013 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  2. I love me

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  5. Alvarez

    With the amount of worms in my poop I'll never have to buy fishing bait again.

    September 9, 2013 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
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  7. Alvarez

    Took a dump in the community pool today. There's a flotilla of stink nuggets bobbing on the surface.

    September 7, 2013 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
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    September 7, 2013 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  9. Red

    This is an example of someone that could pull off "Twerking" as opposed to young Miley of pancake physique

    September 7, 2013 at 2:28 am | Report abuse |
  10. "Fans" Bimbo

    Out for the night...... we have that bologna clean up too right-yes they are stupid are they not?

    September 6, 2013 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
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    September 6, 2013 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Alvarez

    Looks like my underpants have exceeded their maximum poop carrying capacity.

    September 6, 2013 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  13. alucarD

    This girl probably has more mileage on a casting couch than on stage.

    September 6, 2013 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Meh

    Speak english bltch

    September 6, 2013 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  15. M.A.P.

    I have been forsaken from my own blog. *tears*

    September 6, 2013 at 4:03 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      I see none of the other "pooop" comments have received such vicious responses. Perhaps these nuts just have spomething against me personally.

      September 6, 2013 at 4:22 am | Report abuse |
  16. Alvarez

    Headed to my favorite Chinese restaurant. Their poo poo platters are amazing.

    September 5, 2013 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Ellen

    MAP likes Modern Family because it was the successful psychological operations propaganda campaign that favorably depicted h0mose xual couples thereby mainstreaming what was formerly regarded as deviant behavior. Don't think h0mos have issues? Look at MAP's postings. He is more reflective of their depravity than the fictional Family Values characters.

    September 5, 2013 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  18. just sayin

    Anybody know if she's ever exposed those puppies?

    September 5, 2013 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Mispeld

    Every time I see her name I want to read it as "Viagra"? Am I the only one? 🙂

    September 5, 2013 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • jujubeans

      She has the same effect!

      September 5, 2013 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • rbenz

      well played my friend well played

      September 5, 2013 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • maria

      I speak Spanish and the first four syllable are" VERGA" in Spanish is the man "thing" it sounds gross.... that she deserves to be the highest earning in TV?NOT she is just funny ,because she can't speak English is all ,she is pretty yes she is, but to get pay so high is a mistake the woman is not smart and not a good actress indeed! she just speak with accent and if that is making her rich wahoooo 'only in America"

      September 6, 2013 at 2:25 am | Report abuse |
  20. Hot Carl

    Her accent annoys the he11 out of me. She'd be more attractive if she didn't speak. So, how can we fix that? Hmmm.....

    September 5, 2013 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sherri

      I'm glad I'm not the only one. I can't hardly listen to her. I don't know how long she's been in the U.S. but her accent is still very strong and hard to understand sometimes. She IS very pretty though, I'll give her that.

      September 5, 2013 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • dirty old man

      So there you are again, Sherri, my sweet. hehehe. I've been patiently waiting for a response from you. I truly want to meet you. I might be rich and famous, like the dating sites say. I could be the dirty old man of your dreams. I just know you sound like a wild cat, and I would like to get my "claws" into you. Maybe we could do a video to post on the blog to teach these whipper snappers what it is all about. hehehe. Please respond. Not sure how many more trips to the bathroom I can make. Hehehe. Your posts just turn me on, baby! Hehehe

      September 5, 2013 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • jimmer

      "She'd be more attractive if she didn't speak. So, how can we fix that? Hmmm....."

      Put my co ck in her mouth.

      September 6, 2013 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • hey jimmer

      That's the number one answer!

      September 6, 2013 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Janine

    What do you think about the pose above for 05 shot...hahahaha...

    September 5, 2013 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  22. M.A.P.

    I love Sofia Vergara. She is a great actress. The show Modern Family is also good.

    September 5, 2013 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      Very hot but great actress no way. She'd be hired by Pepsi even if she couldn't speak. Don't get me wrong she is great for the advertisers but don't tell me she is talented beyond her obvious good looks

      September 5, 2013 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  23. M.A.P.

    @Don – At least I BE speaking English better thans you-.

    September 5, 2013 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  24. Really?

    to map do you not get why your poop stuff disappears? You are a troll with a disgusting habit of trying to annoy us. That is the definition of a troll. When you post on topic, nothing happens to your post. Don't you get that fact? Nobody is restricting your right to free speech, but you are inflicting crap that we don't want to read, either. Really, how old are you anyway?

    September 5, 2013 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      Thanks for the tipp.

      September 5, 2013 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      BTW who is us? I know you are posting under 3 or 4 psydoneums at the moment trying to make me feel like everyone's against me. I am not the only one who trolls poop comments. There is many os "us" and I didn't even start it.

      September 5, 2013 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
    • us

      that would be most of the people on the blog. we try to get rid of the dating sites, we try to get rid of the nonsense troll, now we will try to, at least, stop with the poop posts. really, we have had enough. this is not kindergarten. nobody wants to hear about your bathroom exploits on here. does the word sick mean anything to you? Triumph is in character. we understand that. you are just obnoxious.

      September 5, 2013 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      OK dude, I've stopped. SO can you stop harassing me now?

      September 5, 2013 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
    • TriumphTheInsultComicDog

      Wow MAP! You seem to have had a rough time. Here's a poopsicle to cheer you up.

      September 5, 2013 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • TriumphTheInsultComicDog

      No thanks. I have some poopcorn and soda poop.

      September 6, 2013 at 2:23 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      I've been cyber-bullied! Aparantly you guys are allowed to make poop comments because you're "in character" – whatever that means. I feel absolutely harrassed and restricted. Terrible feeling.

      September 6, 2013 at 4:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Alvarez

      Sounds like a poopspiracy. Soda poop and poopcorn sounds tasty. I'm enjoying a nice butt bagel smeared with poop cheese as we speak.

      September 6, 2013 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      I think it is a conspiracy. They must be jealous of my thinness and good looks. Not to mention intelligent, funny etc.

      September 7, 2013 at 3:47 am | Report abuse |
  25. Andres Carvajal

    GOD Bless you "TOTI".....thanks for representing Colombia so well...

    September 5, 2013 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
    • maria

      She doesn't represents me for sure! beauty maybe...but brains not at all! !!! she is getting jobs in Hollywood because her beauty ,and her funny accent ... at the show she portrayed a brainless , not smart woman and is funny that is what she is in real what I always said," only in America" were everyone is beautiful and smart ha! she represents herself none of us! she went to College? she speaks different languages ?NOT of course just her funny idiotic accent ......

      September 6, 2013 at 2:32 am | Report abuse |
  26. M.A.P.

    @DON – It's called FREE SPEACH. If you don't like it, I suggest moving to Russia or Akmanistan or wherever. Just leave the western world if you can't share it with people different to yourself.

    September 5, 2013 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  27. M.A.P.

    @Don – you're attacking the wrong person. I dont post dating website sh!t, and most of my posts ARE on topic if you would actually read them properly. BTW your swearing and carrying on also accomodates the "trolling" lifestyle, so you are a hypocrite too.

    September 5, 2013 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
    • gerty

      Um hon, I've been reading your poop "crap" for a long time. You go on and on like it is entertaining to those of us who are normal. Apparently, you can't even read your own posts, and understand what a foul idiot you are. Yes, you do post on topic on occasion, but more often it is just vile, disgusting, and child like posts. Like the other person said, grow up and act like a lady.

      September 5, 2013 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Don

      Do u have to talk about sh!t ? U gots a sick mind. Cant u keep it short like yer other PO op ppl at least ? I c why no ones comes here no mo. Any time I does there u r and ther u are and there u are and there u are p o o p and mo p o o p and p o o p and p o o p. gets me drifts ?

      September 5, 2013 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      I don't have to defend myself to YOU or any other marquee blog nazi that wants to restrict my freedom of speach. Get lost. Go to Russia Today where all the comments are vigorously edited for content. Actually, just move there.

      September 5, 2013 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      PS Hypocrite – you diss me for using another handle – ggehrtie and don is SO OBVIOUSLY THE SAME PERSON! You are a pathetric piece of slop with no friends. There's a reason too.

      September 5, 2013 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Don

      Miss M. A. P. I blogged here much befor u. I gots sick of the trolls and left. I pop on from time to time. Ims not haveing the best of daze and come here get a break and then there be annonting u. Ims not the same ppl. Ims Don, k ¡

      September 5, 2013 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
    • gerty

      Sorry hon, but you are sadly mistaken. Don and I are two different people. What you think there is only one person on this blog who has a problem with your nasty posts? I have really young grandchildren with better manners than you. If they talked like that around me, I would sternly reprimand them, and teach them that is not proper in today's society. Something that must be oblivious to you.

      September 5, 2013 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      Well, gerty, that's fine. I am not your grandchild and you have no right to tell me how to behave. You must be one of those people who expects every human being on the planet to serve YOU and only YOU. The world doesn't revolve around YOU and YOUR standards so please feel free to critisize me in a constructful way without getting so personal and nasty. I would say your posts have been mucgh more negative in tone than anything I have posted.

      September 5, 2013 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
    • At M.A.P.

      I normally would not interfere because I am on board with what they are saying. I can't help but see the upside down exclamation point. You know who you are arguing with dont you? carry on.

      September 5, 2013 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
    • gerty

      My posts are nasty? Just speaking the truth. Have you read yours? Maybe got a little memory problem? I don't expect anyone to please me, especially the little poop queen. Obviously, you don't understand English. Your posts disappear because we don't want to read them anymore. Why don't you join the adult world and just post a normal comment. Funny, when you do, do they disappear? Even a kid should understand what I'm saying.

      September 5, 2013 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      OK FINE! From now on I will ONLY post ON TOPIC if that will get you guys to stop abusing me.

      September 5, 2013 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
    • upside down !

      Vixen lmfao!

      September 5, 2013 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  28. Joe

    You mean her breasts are the highest earning...

    September 5, 2013 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  29. derp

    I'd like to give her a face ride.

    September 5, 2013 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |

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