Forbes Reveals The Highest-Paid Actresses On TV

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.

  • Donny

    @Donovan, get over your judgement of Kim Kardashian, especially if you “like” Khloe. Kim is just like every other human being in that she’s made mistakes while trying to live her life. Get over yourself, you idiot!

  • Aqua

    ha .. its ridiculous.. All the Sluts from Slutty housewives kinda shows getting more money than talented actors like TIna Fey and Kaley Cukoo.

    How r the house wives kinda shows still going on …Who watched this kind od Shit.. maybe most of the population is slutty ..i kid

  • Aqua

    Wheres the lady from Fringe and from Dexter … u know Dexters sister ..she kicks ass

  • seb

    kim kardashian is not an actress!