According to Forbes magazine Sofia Vergara is the highest-paid actress on the tube this year, thanks to her estimated earnings of $19 million between May 2011 and May 2012.
It has to be noted that that total bumped Kim Kardashian into second place with her estimated wealth of $18 million earned in that same time period. On the other hand, Kardashian's only trailing Vergara by a cool $1 million and Forbes states that she actually has a few things in common with Vergara.
It has to be mentioned that they both have budget-friendly clothing lines with national retailers (Vergara's is available at Kmart, while Kardashian's is sold at Sears); both boast significant endorsement deals; and they're also both celebrity magazine cover favourites.
Not far behind Kardashian is Eva Longoria, who's made an estimated $15 million between May 2011 and May 2012. Forbes points to a high per-episode salary for the former "Desperate Housewives" actress, who has also benefited from cookbook sales, small movie roles, two fragrances, and a selection of endorsement deals of her own.
Rounding out the top five are Bethenny Frankel with $12 million, and Kim's younger sister Khloe Kardashian Odom with $11 million, who's tied with the No. 6 entry on Forbes' list, Tina Fey. To estimate the earnings for these actresses between May 2011 and 2012, Forbes calculated their upfront pay, residuals, endorsements and advertising work.
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