Modern Family's Sofia Vergara tops Forbes' list of highest-paid TV actresses, Priyanka 8th

WION Web Team Delhi, India Sep 27, 2017, 09.30 AM(IST)

Sofia Vergara (left) topped the list for the sixth consecutive time, while Priyanka Chopra (right) made an entry at 8th position. Photograph:( Twitter )

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Sofia Vergara leads the list with earnings of over?$41.5 million

Forbes on Tuesday came out with its list of the highest paid TV actresses in the world between June 1, 2016, and June 1, 2017. 

For the sixth consecutive time, "Modern Family's" star Sofia Vergara leads the list with earnings of over $41.5 million (Rs 271 crore).

It is said that Sofia's keen business acumen is to be credited for her earnings. Only a quarter of her total earnings come from the show. The bulk rest of the money is because of her endorsement deals from brands such as Head & Shoulders,  Pepsi and CoverGirl, and from focusing on licensing deals, which allow her a certain amount of control over her products.

Our very own "desi girl" Priyanka Chopra also makes it to the cut. She lands safely at eighth position with $10 million (Rs 65 crore). 

Priyanka has made it to the list thanks to her ABC show "Quantico" that became a hit in 2016 and "Baywatch" in 2017. She also endorses a range of products and Forbes called Chopra “most consistent money-maker”.

According to Forbes: “Combined, the world’s 10 highest-paid TV actresses made $156.5 million between June 1, 2016, and June 1, 2017."

Here’s the list of this year’s highest-paid TV actresses:

1. Sofia Vergara — $41.5 million
2. Kaley Cuoco — $26 million
3. Mindy Kaling — $13 million
3. Ellen Pompeo — $13 million
5. Mariska Hargitay — $12.5 million
6. Julie Bowen — $12 million
7. Kerry Washington — $11 million
8. Priyanka Chopra — $10 million
9. Robin Wright — $9 million
10. Pauley Perrette — $8.5 million