According to the Forbes, Sofia Vergara leads the list of highest-paid television actress in the world. Bollywood diva Priyanka Chopra is also in the top ten. Priyanka Chopra has become a global icon since her role of Alex Parrish in American TV series Quantico.
Priyanka Chopra is currently at number 8 spot. Sofia Vergara stays on top and she is maintaining this status for the past 6 years.
Vergara seemingly made an enormous $41.5 million this past year $15.5 million more than the world’s highest-paid film actress, Emma Stone.
These are the 10 highest-paid TV actresses of 2017 announced by Forbes:
10. Pauley Perrette ($8.5 million)
Perrette plays a role of forensic scientist on “NCIS” which contributes to most of her earnings. She has been doing this role since 14 years.
9. Robin Wright ($9 million)
“House of Cards” has become a very popular drama series and Robin Wright has earned great applause for her role as Claire Underwood. Wright has become one of the top female earners in television.
8. Priyanka Chopra ($10 million)
Priyanka Chopra has become very popular in Hollywood. This is a great achievement by Bollywood queen. Her major source of earning came from her drama “Quantico.” She has also won awards for her performance.
7. Kerry Washington ($11 million)
Washington earns from her endorsement deals for Neutrogena and Movado along with her role in a successful drama series “Scandal.”
6. Julie Bowen ($12 million)
Her role in “Modern Family” is the main source of her high income and she makes huge sums from this drama.
5. Mariska Hargitay ($12.5 million)
Hargitay takes handsome salary for her show “Law & Order: SVU.”
4. Ellen Pompeo ($13 million)
Grey’s Anatomy has been running since 2005 and Pompeo’s major bulk of income comes from her role as Meredith Grey in this popular drama series.
The actress also has an endorsement contract with skin-care company Philosophy.
3. Mindy Kaling ($13 million)
Mindy Kaling generates her earnings from her drama series “The Mindy Project.”
2. Kaley Cuoco ($26 million)
Cuoco makes $1 million per episode from her role Penny on the popular CBS series “The Big Bang Theory.”
1. Sofia Vergara ($41.5 million)
Sofia Vergara continues to dominate the list of highest paid TV actresses. She has been ruling for the past 6 years.
Vergara’s wealth comes from her role on the popular series “Modern Family.” She also owns her own line of perfumes which adds up to her earnings.