The gorgeous Sofia Vergara is the highest paid TV celebrity for the second year running, outdoing even the Kardashian family in net earnings. She is by far the most successful woman, pay-wise, on television at the moment.
The 41-year-old’s massive earnings were not just from her work in ABC’s highly successful, Modern Family. In fact, it seems that Vergara is a pretty astute business woman, having made a huge amount of money from very lucrative celebrity endorsement deals.
One of the advantages Sofia Vergara has over other TV celebs is that she is bilingual. This makes her an even more attractive option for sponsors wanting to appeal not only to the domestic market but also further afield.
Forbes has dubbed Vergara: “the reigning queen of celebrity endorsement deals”. She recently did endorsements in both English and Spanish for Kmart and Pepsi.
The Kardashians are only in the fifth spot of Forbes Best Paid TV Actresses, while Sofia is comfortably at number one with combined earnings topping $30 million last year.
She earned $7 million, given to her as an advance in 2012 by Sears, for a campaign targeting Spanish speakers.
In joint second place on the Forbes list of earners was Mariska Hargitay from Law and Order SVU and Big Bang Theory‘s Kaley Cuoco. They both made a whopping $11 million each last year.
Modern Family‘s fifth season will air on September 25.