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Sofia Vergara tops TV’s ‘rich list’

Sofia Vergara tops TV’s ‘rich list’

BIG MONEY: Sofia Vergara is the highest-paid TV star. Photo: Associated Press

Actress Sofia Vergara has been named the top earning TV star of 2013 by editors at Forbes magazine.

The “Modern Family” star brings in an estimated $175,000 per episode on the hit U.S. TV comedy, but her lucrative endorsements have catapulted her earnings to $30 million between June, 2012 and June, 2013.

Vergara serves as a spokesperson for Diet Pepsi, Cover Girl, Comcast, State Farm Insurance, and thyroid medication Synthroid. She also has a successful clothing line at U.S. retailer Kmart.

Ashton Kutcher comes in second with $24 million in earnings.

The “Two and Half Men” star earns more per episode than any other actor on TV with a $750,000-per-show salary.

Rounding out the top five are Jon Cryer ($21 million), Ray Romano ($16 million) and NCIS star Mark Harmon ($15 million).

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