Who Is The Highest Paid Star On TV?

Are those actual cracks in the age-old glass ceiling? A female star—

Sofia Vergara—took the top spot this year on the ranking of the world’s highest-paid actors and actresses on television, according to the recently released >Forbes list.

Vergara, who stars as Modern Family’s Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, earned over $41.5 million from June 1, 2016, to June 1, 2017, by adding lucrative endorsement deals for Pepsi, CoverGirl and Head & Shoulders as well as business deals with Rooms To Go, Avon and Shark Ninja to her TV salary, which comprises approximately one quarter of her take-home pay.

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Not only was she No. 1 last year, but Vergara out-earned the actor in the No. 2 spot, Big Bang Theory’s

Jim Parsons (who was paid $27.5 million), by over $14 million. Plenty of other women populate the list, including Parsons’ Big Bang Theory co-star

Kaley Cuoco (No. 4 with $26 million) as well as

Mindy Kaling and

Ellen Pompeo, who tied at No. 9 with $13 million each.

The list betrays a positive trend in that more and more, women TV actors are being paid the same amount as men for their work, especially on ensemble shows, because they often negotiate their contracts together. Last year, the five original stars of The Big Bang Theory—the most-watched comedy on primetime TV—took home $1 million per episode, and the same five stars (Parsons, Cuoco, 

Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg and 

Kunal

Nayyar)

 made news when they took a pay cut for two upcoming seasons to free up money for raises for co-stars

Mayim Bialik and

Melissa Rauch.

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Source :https://parade.com/619210/m-b-roberts/who-is-the-highest-paid-star-on-tv/

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