Last year, Forbes Magazine named Eva Longoria and Tina Fey as the two highest paid actresses on television with $13 million each. Even though they’re still raking in the cash with Longoria at $15 million this year and Fey at $11 million, they had to relinquish the crown. Watch out people, there’s a new rich bitch in town and her name is Sofia Vergara.
The “Modern Family” actress is having a great couple of days. First, she topped Forbes annual Highest-Paid TV Actresses list, but she also scored another Emmy nomination, making it her straight nod. Not only is she gorgeous, talented, but she also has a huge bank account. Forbes estimates her net earnings for the past year at $19 million. With her multiple endorsement deals, own Kmart clothing line and role on the ABC comedy, it’s no surprise she’s on top. Congrats.
Coming in at second, is actress (and I use that term loosely) Kim
Kardashian Voldemort. I will not speak her name on the site 😉 The other half of Kimye earned an estimated $18 million. How is it that this talentless hack earns so much yearly. People, stop watching her show. I beg of you. Rounding out the Top 5 are Longoria who drops to third this year with $15 million, new talk show host Bethenny Frankel at $12 million and the only Kardashian offspring I like, Khloe with $11 million. Check out the entire Top 20 list below.
Forbes’ Highest Paid Top 20 TV Actresses For 2012
- 1. Sofia Vergara, $19 million
- 2. Kim Kardashian, $18 million
- 3. Eva Longoria, $15 million
- 4. Bethenny Frankel, $12 million
- 5. Khloe Kardashian, $11 million
- 5. Tina Fey, $11 million
- 7. Mariska Hargitay, $10 million
- 8. Zooey Deschanel, $9 million
- 8. Felicity Huffman, $9 million
- 8. Ellen Pompeo, $9 million
- 11. Kate Walsh, $8 million
- 11. Teri Hatcher, $8 million
- 11. Marcia Cross, $8 million
- 11. Kaley Cuoco, $8 million
- 15. Alyson Hannigan, $7 million
- 15. Marg Helgenberger, $7 million
- 17. Melissa McCarthy, $6 million
- 17. Julianna Marguiles, $6 million
- 17. Kyra Sedgwick, $6 million
- 20. Courteney Cox, $5 million
Obviously being the pitchwoman for Cotton and iPhone has buoyed Zooey Deschanel high on the list? Also being aided by external factors is Alyson Hannigan. The “How I Met Your Mother” actresses reportedly got paid $3 million for returning to the American Pie franchise. Any women on the list that surprise you? Sound off below.