Sofia Vergara, aka Gloria from Modern Family has been named the highest-earning actress on TV for a third straight year.
The sitcom star earned a whopping $37 million (Dhs 136million) in the past 12 months, according to Forbes magazine. But not all the cash comes from her role in the successful comedy series, thanks to her business and endorsement deals with companies like K-Mart and talent management and entertainment-marketing firm Latin World Entertainment, Vergara has become a star way beyond the TV show. But make no mistake, Modern Family pays well! Vergara picked up a $325,000 (Dhs1.12million) per-episode paycheque for her role as the fabulous and funny Gloria.
Her fortune is almost double as high as the second place on the high-flyer list. Mariska Hargitay, second richest TV actress, scored $13 million (Dhs47.8million) largely from her role in top TV cop drama Law & Order: SVU.
Penny from Big Bang Theory came in third. Actress Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting takes the third spot with, while Julianna Margulies, Ellen Pompeo and Cobie Smulders all come in fourth.