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HIGHEST PAID TV actors: Sofia Vergara beats Ashton Kutcher

December 04, 2013 16:25 IST

HIGHEST PAID TV actors: Sofia Vergara beats Ashton Kutcher

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Modern Family's Latina housewife Sofia Vergara has bagged the top spot in Forbes magazine's newest list of highest paid TV stars.

The Columbian actress and model's income was buoyed by her paycheck from the hit sitcom as well as several endorsement deals.

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Image: Sofia Vergara
Photographs: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

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2. Ashton Kutcher

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Entrepreneur and actor Ashton Kutcher, who has been dominating highest paid lists ever since he replaced Charlie Sheen on Two And A Half Man, slipped down to the second spot with $24 million in earnings.

But the actor still earns the most among male actors on television.


Image: Ashton Kutcher
Photographs: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

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3. Jon Cryer

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Kutcher's costar Jon Cryer, who plays the hapless Alan Harper on the show, took home $21 million dollars and figures at number 3 in the list.


Image: Jon Cryer
Photographs: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

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4. Ray Romano

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Comedian Ray Romano, who is still making money from the syndication of his hit creation Everybody Loves Raymond, pocketed a cool $16 million and figures at number four.


Image: Ray Romano
Photographs: Fred Prouser/Reuters

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5. Mark Harmon

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Owing to its large viewership, NCIS stars get fat paychecks too.

Cast member Mark Harmon figures at number five with $15 million in earnings. 


Image: Mark Harmon
Photographs: Phil McCarten/Reuters

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6. Neil Patrick Harris

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How I Met Your Mother star, model and an impressive awards show host, Neil Patrick Harris accumulated an yearly income of $15 million in the past year.


Image: Neil Patrick Harris
Photographs: Mike Blake/Reuters

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7. Patrick Dempsey

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Grey's Anatomy's Dr McDreamy is doing quite well for himself in real life too.

Patrick Dempsey took home an impressive $13 milion.


Image: Patrick Dempsey
Photographs: Fred Prouser/Reuters

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8. Tim Allen

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Home Improvement star Tim Allen figures in top ten too with $11 million in earnings.


Image: Tim Allen
Photographs: Reuters
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9. Kaley Cuoco

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The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco is at number nine with $11 million in yearly earnings.


Image: Kaley Cuoco
Photographs: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

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10. Mariska Hargitay

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Law And Order's longtime cast member Mariska Hargitay -- she's been on the show for 14 years -- gets paid really well for her work.

She took home $11 million and rounds off the top ten.


Image: Mariska Hargitay
Photographs: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

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