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Sofia Vergara beats Ashton Kutcher to become the highest-paid TV star

Sofia Vergara beats Ashton Kutcher to become the highest-paid TV star

Sofia Vergara has topped the list of highest-paid TV star with an estimated earning of USD 30 million.

New York: Modern Family actress Sofia Vergara has topped the list of highest-paid TV star with an estimated earning of USD 30 million.

The hit comedy show brings around USD 175,000 per episode to the 41-year-old actress but she owes the rest to her lucrative endorsements which have raised her earnings to USD 30 million between June, 2012 and June, 2013, according to

Forbes magazine.

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

'Two and Half Men' star Ashton Kutcher, who earns USD 750,000 per episode has landed the second position with USD 24 million in earnings.

Rounding out the top five are Jon Cryer with USD 21 million, Ray Romano with USD 16 million and Mark Harmon with USD 15 million.

first published:December 04, 2013, 14:17 IST