The Highest-Paid TV Actresses Revealed – You Won't Believe Who Tied for First Place!

by Leanne Aguilera 10:55 AM PDT, September 08, 2015
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It's all about the money, honey!

The small screen's biggest female stars are raking in the big bucks, and now, thanks to Forbes' list of the world's highest-paid TV actresses, we know which two women are tied for first place.

Modern Family's Sofia Vergara, who tops the Forbes list for the fourth consecutive year, and The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting are the wealthiest women on TV. Each actress earned $28.5 million between June 1, 2014, and June 1, 2015.

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So how did these leading ladies wind up with so much moola? The Big Bang actress, along with her co-stars Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki, reportedly signed new contracts for another three years on the hit CBS show at equal rates of $1 million per episode.

Meanwhile, Vergara snagged endorsement deals with CoverGirl and Head and Shoulders this year, while continuing to run the talent firm Latin World Entertainment she cofounded in 1994.

Trailing behind at No. 3 on the list with $12 million is Vergara's Modern Family co-star Julie Bowen, followed by Grey's Anatomy's Ellen Pompeo ($11.5 million) and Law and Order: SVU's Mariska Hargitay ($11 million) rounding out the top five.