All Hail Sofia Vergara, Who’s the Highest-Paid Actress on Television for the 5th Year in a Row

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Forbes has released its annual ranking for the world's highest-paid women in television, and at this point, Sofia Vergara should seriously think about renaming herself "The Indisputable Queen of Television." Vergara has topped the list for the fifth (!) year in a row for her role as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on ABC's Modern Family, where her salary brought in — in addition to endorsement and licensing deals a staggering $43 million. That's about $20 million more than Kaley Cuoco's second-place position for her portrayal of Penny on CBS's Big Bang Theory. (Cuoco and Vergara tied for the top spot last year.) Mindy Kaling (Hulu's The Mindy Project), Ellen Pompeo (ABC's Grey's Anatomy), and Mariska Hargitay (NBC's Law & Order: SVU) rounded out the top five positions. See the full list below. Bravo, ladies!

1. Sofia Vergara — $43 million
2. Kaley Cuoco — $24.5 million
3. Mindy Kaling — $15 million
4. Ellen Pompeo — $14.5 million (tie)
5. Mariska Hargitay — $14.5 million (tie)
6. Kerry Washington — $13.5 million
7. Stana Katic — $12 million
8. Priyanka Chopra — $11 million
9. Julianna Marguiles — $10.5 million
10. Julie Bowen — $10 million
11. Pauley Perrette — $9.5 million
12. Patricia Heaton — $8.5 million
13. Emily Deschanel — $7.5 million (tie)
14. Julia Louis-Dreyfus — $7.5 million (tie)
15. Zooey Deschanel — $7 million