Top 10 highest paid TV actresses took in $168 billion

By Staff Reporter Time of article published Oct 29, 2018

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DURBAN - Forbes has released their list of the Highest Paid TV Actresses for 2018 and Sofia Vergara has continued her reign at the top spot for the seventh year in a row. 

Vergara is followed by Kaley Cuoco from The Big Bang Theory and Ellen Pompeo who has the number three spot. 

The top five is completed by Mariska Hargitay from long-running TV show Law and Order: SVU while Vergara's Modern Family castmate Jule Bowen completes the top five. 

Pompeo has starred on hit TV show Grey's Anatomy for 15 seasons which allowed her to negotiate a large upfront fee, a cut of the backend and producer fee on spinoff Station 19. 

The ten Highest Paid TV Actresses earned a combined $168.5 million between June 1st, 2017 and June 1st, 2018. That amount has increased from 2017 which stood at $156,5 million. 

Also featured on the list Cuoco's co-stars from The Big Bang Theory Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch who tied for the number 6 spot. They are the only two newcomers on the list. 

Here is a look at the top five Highest Paid TV Actresses according to Forbes:

1. Sofia Vergara
Earnings: $42.5 million

Sofia Vergara Photo: Facebook

2. Kaley Cuoco
Earnings: $24.5 million

Kaley Cuoco Photo: Facebook

3. Ellen Pompeo
Earnings: $23.5 million

Ellen Pompeo Photo: Facebook

4. 4. Mariska Hargitay
Earnings$13 million

Mariska Hargitay Photo: Facebook

5. Julie Bowen
Earnings: $12.5 million

Julie Bowen Photo: Facebook

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