Sofia Vergara Is Still World's Highest Paid TV Actress, According to Forbes

Following the 'Modern Family' star at No. 2 was Kaley Cuoco, who earned $26 million from her role on 'The Big Bang Theory'.

AceShowbiz - Sofia Vergara is still the world's highest paid television actress. According to Forbes' annual list for 2017 released on Tuesday, September 26, the "Modern Family" star topped the list for the sixth year in a row.

Best known for her Emmy-nominated role as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on the long-running ABC comedy, Sofia sat atop the list with a whooping $41.5 million before taxes and fees in 2017. The quarter of the fantastic amount of money was made from her work on the series, while the rest came from licensing and endorsement deals with CoverGirl and Pepsi.

Trailing at No. 2 was Kaley Cuoco. Kaley earned $26 million during the same period. Despite Kaley's $1 million/episode salary from CBS's hit comedy "The Big Bang Theory", almost double from Sofia's TV paycheck, Kaley failed to best Sofia. It was because she has fewer outside engagements, endorsement and licensing deals.

At No. 3 were Mindy Kaling and Ellen Pompeo, who both earned $13 million apiece. Mandy had it from movies like "Ocean's Eight" and "A Wrinkle in Time" as well as a deal with McDonald's. Meanwhile, Ellen's income mostly came from her role as Meredith Grey on "Grey's Anatomy".

Mariska Hargitay from "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" stayed at the number 5 spot. However, her income dropped compared to last year, declining from $14.5 million to $12.5 million.

Julie Bowen bowed at No. 6 with $12 million. Kerry Washington and Priyanka Chopra nabbed the seventh and eighth spots with $11 and $10 million respectively, while Robin Wright was at No. 9 with $9 million. Rounding out the list was Pauley Perrette, who earned $8.5 million from "NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service".

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