Forbes list of highest-paid TV actresses 2017 is out and Priyanka Chopra has once again made it to the Top 10. The Quantico actress has bagged the eighth spot, and earned USD 10 million, or Rs 65 crore, in the period of June 1, 2016 to June 1, 2017. Last year too PeeCee was at the eighth spot, with slightly higher earning of USD 11 million.
The Bollywood star also endorses a range of products and Forbes called it Chopra’s “most consistent money-maker”.
Vergara’s keen business acumen is reported to have been played a major role in her success. Only a quarter of her $41.5 million came from her show. The rest comes from endorsement deals from brands such as Head & Shoulders, Pepsi and CoverGirl, and from smartly focusing on licensing deals, which allow her a certain amount of control over her products.
This has been listed as the biggest reason her earning are over $15 million ahead of the number 2 on the list, Big Bang Theory star, Kaley Cuoco, who made $26 million (Rs 170 crore) during the same period.
Top 10 highest paid TV actresses:
Sofia Vergara – $41.5 million
Kaley Cuoco – $26 million
Mindy Kaling – $13 million
Ellen Pompeo – $13 million
Mariska Hargitay – $12.5 million
Julie Bowen – $12 million
Kerry Washington – $11 million
Priyanka Chopra – $10 million
Robin Wright – $9 million
Pauley Perrette – $8.5 million
Priyanka Chopra, and her previously reported $10 million haul, was enough to score a number 8 spot on the list. It also made her the seventh highest-paid Bollywood star during the same period.
The top 10 is rounded off by House of Cards’ Robin Wright ($9 million, Rs 58 crore) and Pauley Perette ($8.5 million, Rs 55 crore).
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