How Sofia Vergara Became The World’s Highest-Paid Actress Of 2020 | Forbes

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The world’s highest-paid actress, Vergara wrapped “Modern Family” in 2020, marking an end to her breakout role but securing her spot as the highest-earning actress in the world. A dozen actors and actresses earned a combined $624 million on this year’s list, but Hollywood’s earning elite remains a boys club. This year’s list has just two actresses: Sofia Vergara, who earned half from endorsements and licensing, and Angelina Jolie, who slips on at No. 99.

Her current on-air role as a judge for “America’s Got Talent” brings her an eight-figure annual income. Vergara has also made a name for herself in retail. Her line of jeans at Walmart has sold enough jeans to be four times taller than the Eiffel Tower. Her other ventures include several perfumes and a line of furniture at Rooms to Go.

Vergara and microfinance non-profit Kiva have partnered together to launch a global response fund—with the goal of raising $50 million from corporations and public contributions—to help over one million organizations and individuals impacted by COVID-19. The fund, which has already secured more than $5 million in commitments from corporations like Hitachi and the Hiscox Foundation, will support SMBs, entrepreneurs, farmers, and families who need financial assistance due to the coronavirus pandemic. The response will also help marginalized and vulnerable populations, including minorities, women, and those in isolated areas.

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