The 5 Highest Paid Women in TV

The pay gap between men and women has always been cause for conversation but regardless of what your side of the opinion you can’t deny that these five women and making total bank in the TV industry

5. Mariska Hargitay-14.5 mil (tie)


Mariska Hargitay’s turn as Olivia Benson spans sixteen years and three TV shows. Law and Order SVU is without doubt one of the most popular spinoffs in television and it wouldn’t have been the same without Mariska at the helm. So inspired by the stories on SVU Mariska Hargitay set up the Joyful Heart Foundation which supports the victims of sexual abuse.

4. Ellen Pompeo- 14.5 mil (tie)


 As the lively surgeon with tumultuous relationships Meredith Grey in Grey’s Anatomy everything from moms to plane crashes to secret sisters we’ve been watching Ellen Pompeo light up our screens for over ten years. Now in it’s thirteenth season Grey’s Anatomy still continues to demand high audiences every week and we suspect it wouldn’t quite be the same without seeing Ellen.

3.Mindy Kaling- 15 mil


A storming TV success ever since her turn as Kelly Kapoor in The Office, a writer and producer on the iconic NBC sitcom Mindy Kaling knows what funny is. So it was only a matter of time before she got her own show The Mindy Project was greeted with critical acclaim and the new season is currently on Hulu, even if it is in the final season this definitely won’t be the last time Kaling makes the rich list

2. Kaley Cuoco- 24.5 mil


The Big Bang Theory actress had been acting and modelling for fourteen years before she got her iconic role as Penny on the CBS sitcom. Her funny and sometimes dopey charm offsets the stringent intellect, Kaley knows how to get a laugh. And as  the Big Bang Theory  moves into it’s tenth season if it goes any further then Kaley will be able to demand double that.

1. Sofia Vergara- 43 mil


The Modern Family actress won fans all around the world for her beauty and impeccable comedic timing, along with her pay check from the sitcom Sofia Vergara can also demand high pay checks from her endorsement deals from haircare products and skincare lines. Not just a pretty face Sofia Vergara is a smart businesswoman and a funny lady to boot.

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