It is a great time to be Priyanka Chopra! The actress recently saw two seasons of her show Quantico that transformed her into a household name globally, especially in the US, and starred in the Dwayne Johnson-Zac Efron starrer, Baywatch. And when she is not busy being part of multi-star casts, she can be found chomping on hot wings and revealing quirky stories from her past on the Jimmy Fallon Show. Hence, it must not come as a surprise that the Mary Kom star has also been named by Forbes as one of the highest-paid TV actresses in the world.
This annual report published by Forbes, featured her last year as well. According to Forbes, Priyanka Chopra made an enviable $10 million or Rs 65 crore from the period of June 1, 2016 to June 1, 2017.
This Forbes list features some of the most popular stars of international TV. Topping the list for the sixth consecutive time is Modern Family star Sofia Vergara, who earned a whopping $41.5 million or Rs 271 crore. Most of Vergara's income came from licensing and advertisement deals, rather than her portrayal of Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on the popular show. On the other hand, Kaley Cuoco, star of Big Bang Theory, who bagged the second position with $26 million or Rs 170 crore, earned twice the amount for her role as Penny than Vergara earned for her role in Modern Family. But Cuoco does not have as many advertisement or licensing deals as Vergara does and had to settle for the second spot.
The list also included Mindy Kaling, star of The Mindy Project, and Ellen Pompeo of Grey's Anatomy on the third spot with $13 million or Rs 85 crore. They were followed by Julie Bowen, Kerry Washington and Robin Wright.
Here is the list of the top 10 highest-paid actresses:
1. Sofia Vergara - $41.5 million (Rs 271 crore)
2. Kaley Cuoco - $26 million (Rs 170 crore)
3. Mindy Kaling - $13 million (Rs 85 crore)
3. Ellen Pompeo - $13 million (Rs 85 crore)
5. Mariska Hargitay - $12.5 million (Rs 81.7 crore)
6. Julie Bowen - $12 million (Rs 78 crore)
7. Kerry Washington - $11 million (Rs 71 crore)
8. Priyanka Chopra - $10 million (Rs 65 crore)
9. Robin Wright - $9 million (Rs 58 crore)
10. Pauley Perrette - $8.5 million (Rs 55 crore)
The Forbes report mentioned that combined, the top 10 highest-paid TV actresses made $156.5 million.