Sofia Vergara & More Amazing Ladies on New Forbes List Show How Far Women Have Come
2013 was a big year for women. And according to Forbes, you know that magazine that tells you how rich people are, 2013 was the year that female celebrities dominated financially. Usually, their lists of the most powerful are dominated by old white guys. Because, hey, that still remains the status quo in the world for women to earn less than men, even though some cities are trying to change that. But, do not despair, fair readers! In the world of Hollywood it appears that women are becoming more and more powerful. Sofia Vergara is the highest paid star on TV — not just actresses, everyone. Take that, ASHTON KUTCHER.
She brought in an estimated $30 million between June 2012 and June 2013 for her work on the ABC smash comedy Modern Family as well as multiple endorsement deals including a little company called Pepsi.
Vergara is among lots of other powerful women who dominated the Forbes end-of-year run-down. Their list of 100 Most Powerful celebrities calibrates the overall power of fame based on a highly-complicated system (numbers!) that takes into account income, appearance in press, media placement, and of course the almighty Interwebs. Oprah Winfrey claimed the top spot amongst a top 10 that was, wait for it... full of women. And of the 19 top newcomers to the 100 most powerful list, eight were women. Madonna, Madge, the Eternal Material Girl or whatever you dub her was also the highest-earning celeb in 2013 banking well over $140 million and was number five amongst Forbes' 100 Most Powerful. I believe in the words of HOVA, ladies is pimps too, go on brush ya’ shoulders off.
Let’s take a look at more of the big female earners of 2013 who totally wiped the floor with the gents.
Lady Gaga — Forbes #2 Most Powerful Celebrity
We'll give that some applause, applause, applause.
Taylor Swift — Forbes #6 Most Powerful Celebrity.
She might only be 23, but she's appeared on this list FIVE times. What "trouble" are you even TALKING ABOUT T. Swift?
Ellen DeGeneres — Forbes #10 Most Powerful Celebrity
With great power comes great responsibility... to dance and make people feel all fuzzy in the afternoon. WE LOVE YOU ELLEN.
Amy Poehler — Forbes The Celebrity 100 Newcomer
With a book deal in the works, domination of the Golden Globes, and the success of Parks and Recreation, Amy Poehler might be a newcomer to the most powerful celebs, but it looks like she's here to stay.
Suzanne Collins — Forbes The Celebrity 100 Newcomer
A newcomer to the most powerful celebrities... she must be really... Catching Fire. EHHHHHH?
EL James — Forbes The Celebrity 100 Newcomer
Considering the Fifty Shades of Grey films have yet to be released and James is already on this list, we're sure she'll only continue to rise in ranks by 2014.
Miranda Kerr — Forbes The Celebrity 100 Newcomer
A Victoria's Secret supermodel who owns a cosmetics line and can be seen in major ads all around the world. GET IT GIRL.
Mila Kunis — Forbes The Celebrity 100 Newcomer
Your #1 crush just became your #1 most powerful crush.
Jennifer Lawrence — Forbes The Celebrity 100 Newcomer
Well, 2013 certainly was a massive year for Lawrence. The Oscar. The blockbusters. The endless Internet adoration. J. Law is here to stay, y'all.
Danica Patrick — Forbes The Celebrity 100 Newcomer
She's the only female athlete ranked amongst the top newcomers. Here's hoping this trailblazer opens space for many more strong women to come.
Emma Stone — Forbes The Celebrity 100 Newcomer
Forbes, is your list of top 19 newcomers really just a list of every Bustle readers favorite gals? I THINK IT IS.
Kaley Cuoco — Forbes Highest Paid TV Actors #10
She's the only other female to join Vergara amongst the highest paid stars on television. Ladies, keep on makin' that bank.