Colombian actress Sofia Vergara just turned 40, and her life keeps getting better and better. You may have seen the actress in movies such as Four Brothers, and Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns and Madea Goes to Jail.
But she shines on the ABC hit show Modern Family, which averages 12 million viewers in its third season. Vergara also reigns in Spanish and English endorsement and licensing deals and has a Kmart endorsed clothing line. Not to mention that LatinWE, the media company she cofounded in 1996, recently made $27 million in revenues.
Forbes reports that her diverse and successful profile along with $19 million in earnings between May 2011 and May 2012 – wins her the top spot on the list of the year’s highest-earning television actresses in the U.S. She beats Kim Kardashian, who came in second by $1 million.