Forbes estimated that Sofia had earned around $19m (£12.1m) in the year to May 2012. Most of this came via her contract for the role of Gloria in hit US show Modern Family which airs on the ABC network. However she also has some fairly major endorsements with Diet Coke and Kmart and a deal for her own clothing line which helped to bring in the millions too.
Her multi-million pound earning power does explain how the Colombian born actress managed to pick up the estimated $2m bill for the 108 strong party of family and friends she flew out to the Rosewood Mayakoba resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico recently to celebrate her 40th birthday.
Her profile has not also not been harmed by the steamy set of photos that were published in GQ Mexico showing that even at the age of 40-years old the actress was quite happy to pose topless for the magazine, showing off her enviable curves. Her curvaceous figure has always been a big part of the actress’s appeal and she has often been known as Sofia Viagra for obvious reasons!
One thing about Sofia that is less well known is her Latino based media empire, Latin World Entertainment, which deals with such major clients as Disney and Paramount and is thought to have had an income of around $27m in 2011 with a very healthy 20% profit margin.
Coming in just behind Sofia on the list of top women earners on tv was reality star Kim Kardashian who Forbes estimated to have earned around £11.4 m last year.Coming in at 3rd place on the list is former Desperate Housewife Eva Longoria who earned herself a cool $15m last year.
The UK had a few notable successes with mentions for both Downton Abbey and Sherlock. There were also mentions for series that started off here in the UK before being adapted for the US market such as Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, Antiques Roadshow, Dancing With The Stars (Strictly to us!) and Who Do You Think You Are. The list of nominees seemed to upset a few US commentators with many feeling that some worthy productions had been left out.
Have a look at the main categories and see what you think:
Game of Thrones
Drama Series, Actor
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damian Lewis, Homeland
Drama Series, Actress
Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law
Glenn Close, Damages
Claire Danes, Homeland
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
The Big Bang Theory
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Miniseries or Movie
American Horror Story
Hatfields & McCoys
Hemingway & Gelhorn
Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia
Actor, Miniseries or Movie
Woody Harrelson, Game Change
Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Bill Paxton, Hatfields & McCoys
Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gelhorn
Idris Elba, Luther
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia
The Amazing Race
Dancing WIth the Stars
So You Think You Can Dance
Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution
Who Do You Think You Are?