Sofia Vergara is the top earning actress on television.
Forbes estimated between May 2011-May 2012, the Modern Family star made $19 million, an amount stemming from her Modern Family salary, endorsement deals and K-Mart clothing line.
Kim Kardashian follows Vergara with $18 million. Eva Longoria is third with $15 million.
It’s of interest to note that two of the women who are the top earning television actresses are Latina. With 2010 census information counting a little over 50 million Hispanics residing in the U.S., making up 16.3% of the population, it’s refreshing to see pop culture begin to reflect the people who make up a large portion of this country. And even more so, that it is Latina women, who are portraying these representations without whitewashing their Hispanic roots. Longoria is producing, Devious Maids, an English adaptation of a telenovela, starring Ana Ortiz and Dania Ramirez, recently got picked up by Lifetime after ABC passed on the pilot.
Here are 2012’s Top Five Highest Paid Actresses on Television
Sofia Vergara--$19 million
Kim Kardashian--$18 million
Eva Longoria--$15 million
Bethenny Frankel--$12 million
Khloe Kardashian--$11 million