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.

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    September 11, 2013 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
  2. 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 |
  3. saw


    September 8, 2013 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  4. 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 |
    • jujubeans

      Yeah, seeing her twerk would actually cause the desired reaction!

      October 1, 2013 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  5. alucarD

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

    September 6, 2013 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  6. 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 |
  7. 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 |
  8. 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 |
  9. Joe

    You mean her breasts are the highest earning...

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

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