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Sofia Vergara named top earning TV actress

Sofia Vergara has beaten Kim Kardashian to top Forbes’ list of TV’s highest paid actresses.

tv Updated: Jul 20, 2012 19:59 IST
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Sofia Vergara has beaten Kim Kardashian to top Forbes’ list of TV’s highest paid actresses.

The Modern Family star, who recently turned 40, earned a cool 19 million dollars last year.

Kim came a close second with 18 million dollars in 2011.

Vergara’s success is hinged on more than just her Emmy-winning sitcom on ABC, which the magazine noted averages 12 million viewers an episode.

She also has a clothing line, and massive endorsement deals.

And with business partner Luis Balaguer, she runs Latin World Entertainment, a marketing, production and new-media powerhouse.

“Because they have the relationship with a tremendous amount of talent within the Latin space, they’ve become a comprehensive partner that allows us to achieve a scale in the Hispanic market,” the New York Daily News quoted Amy Spiridakis, the director of marketing for Diet Pepsi, a client, as telling Forbes.

“LatinWE has been the connective tissue between Pepsi and the Hispanic marketplace,” she added.

Khloe Kardashian falls a few spots behind sister Kim, with 11 million dollars.

The top 5 are:

1. Sophia Vergara, 19 million dollars

2. Kim Kardashian, 18 million dollars

3. Eva Longoria, 15 million dollars

4. Bethenny Frankel, 12 million dollars

5. Khloe Kardashian Odom, 11 million dollars

First Published: Jul 19, 2012 14:30 IST