Sofia Vergara TV’s Highest Earner – About 50 Millions a Year (Video)
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 5, 2014
Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara is a Colombian actress, comedian, television hostess, and model. Vergara was widely known for co-hosting two television shows for Spanish-language television network Univisión in the late 1990s. She has become the highest paid person on TV after taking home $39.6 million last year, $11 million clear of cashed-up TV actor, Ashton Kutcher.
The Modern Family star pocketed the impressive sum between June 2013 and June 2014, give the actress top spot on Forbes list for the third consecutive year.
Her big payday was largely due to her extensive endorsement deals and business interests outside of her $348,000-an-episode day job.
Her first notable acting job in English was in the 2003 film Chasing Papi. Subsequently, she appeared in other films, including Four Brothers (2005) and two Tyler Perry films – Meet the Browns (2008) and Madea Goes to Jail (2009), receiving an ALMA Award nomination for the latter. Vergara’s success on television has earned her roles in recent films The Smurfs (2011), New Year’s Eve(2011), Happy Feet Two (2011), The Three Stooges (2012), Escape From Planet Earth (2013), and Machete Kills (2013). In 2012 and 2013, she was the top-earning actress on US television.
Vergara stars on the ABC series Modern Family as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, for which she has been nominated for four Golden Globe Awards, four Primetime Emmy Awards, and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards. In 2014, she was ranked as the 32nd most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.