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.