Actress Sofia Vergara, star of the TV series “Modern Family”, topped the list of the highest-paid actresses in the world for the year 2020, surpassing movie stars in light of the decline in Hollywood actors’ revenues due to the Covid-19 epidemic, according to “Forbes” magazine.
With $ 43 million she earned in twelve months, Sofia Vergara (ranked second in the ranking last year) topped the list ahead of Angelina Jolie ($ 35 million) and Gal Gadot ($ 31 million).
Sofia Vergara receives $ 500,000 for each episode of “Modern Family”, and she is a member of the jury of the “Americas Gate Talent” program, which brings her “no less than ten million dollars per season”, without counting the various advertising contracts, According to Forbes.
The Covid-19 pandemic has caused most of the huge productions in Hollywood to stop since the spring, which has reflected a significant decline in the revenues of stars, as they usually earn a percentage of the profits that their business makes in cinemas, in addition to wages
The closure of cinemas due to the epidemic and the absence of new films allowed other stars from the small screen to enter the classification of the highest-paid actresses.
Among them was Eileen Pompeo from “Grey’s Anatomy” in eighth place with 19 million dollars, and Elizabeth Moss from “The Handmaids Tale” in ninth place with 16 million dollars.
With the exception of Angelina Jolie and Emily Blunt (6th place with $ 22.5 million), all of the actresses in the ranking made their revenues from TV and video services on demand, including veteran film star Meryl Streep (5th place with $ 24 million).
In sum, the ten highest-paid actresses in the world in 2020 earned a total of $ 254 million (from June 2019 to June 2020), a sum that reflects a 20% decline compared to the previous year.
By comparison, the 10 highest-paid actors in the same period more than doubled in revenue, with nearly $ 550 million. Ranking leader Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, ranked $ 87.5 million in revenue, according to a rating published by Forbes last month.
Here is the ranking of the world’s highest-paid actresses for 2020:
- Sofia Vergara ($ 43 million)
- Angelina Jolie ($ 35.5 million)
- Gal Gadot ($ 31.5 million)
- Melissa McCarthy ($ 25 million)
- Meryl Streep ($ 24 million)
- Emily Blunt ($ 22.5 million)
- Nicole Kidman ($ 22 million)
- Eileen Pompeo ($ 19 million)
- Elizabeth Moss ($ 16 million)
- Viola Davis ($ 15.5 million)