Sofia Vergara named World's Highest-Paid TV actress for fifth year in a row -- Find out who she beat!

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Sofia Vergara is the reigning queen of television.

The "Modern Family" star is the world's highest-paid TV actress for the fifth year in a row, according to Forbes. With $43 million (before management fees and taxes), her salary is almost $20 million more than that of runner-up Kaley Cuoco, who earned $24.5 million. Unlike the list of film stars, she earns more than her male counterparts.

Aside from the hit ABC sitcom, Vergara can also thank a handful of lucrative product endorsements (from Head and Shoulders to Ninja Coffee Bar to Careisma Scrubs — a line of nurse scrubs) for the 66% spike in earning over the previous year.

Cuoco, who stars in "The Big Bang Theory," tied with Vergara on last year's Forbes list, when both actresses earned $28.5 million. Unlike the Colombian actress, Cuoco's haul is based almost solely from her pay as Penny on the CBS comedy, commanding $1 million per episode.

Like Vergara, Cuoco and her TV ensemble costars negotiated their salaries together, making the gender wage gap on TV narrower than on film.

Mindy Kaling is the biggest climber on this year's ranking, rising from eighth to third place with $15 million, from June 2015 to June 2016.

"Quantico's" Priyanka Chopra cracked the list for the first time, coming in eighth with $11 million. The Bollywood star can also be seen on the Hollywood big screen alongside Dwayne Johnson, the world's highest-paid actor, in the "Baywatch" movie.

Mariska Hargitay and Ellen Pompeo rounded out the top five, while Kerry Washington, Stana Katic, Julianna Margulies, and Vergara's "Modern Family" co-star Julie Bowen made this year's top 10.

The 15 highest-paid stars commanded a combined $208.5 million — $43.5 more than last year's total of $165 million.

Her's the full list of TV's highest-paid actresses:

1. Sofia Vergara — $43 million

2. Kaley Cuoco — $24.5 million

3. Mindy Kaling — $15 million

4. Ellen Pompeo — $14.5 million (tie)

5. Mariska Hargitay — $14.5 million (tie)

6. Kerry Washington — $13.5 million

7. Stana Katic — $12 million

8. Priyanka Chopra — $11 million

9. Julianna Marguiles — $10.5 million

10. Julie Bowen — $10 million

11. Pauly Perrette — $9.5 million

12. Patricia Heaton — $8.5 million

13. Emily Deschanel — $7.5 million (tie)

14. Julia Louis-Dreyfus — $7.5 million (tie)

15. Zooey Deschanel — $7 million

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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Musician Pitbull performs onstage with Actress Sofia Vergara during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Actress Sofia Vergara and rapper Pitbull attend The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Musician Pitbull performs onstage with Actress Sofia Vergara during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Musician Pitbull performs onstage with Actress Sofia Vergara during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Actress Sofia Vergara attends The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Sofia Vergara and Pitbull perform onstage during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Actress Sofia Vergara attends The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Recording artist Pitbull (C) and actress Sofia Vergara (R) perform onstage during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Recording artist Pitbull (L) and actress Sofia Vergara perform onstage during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Musician Pitbull performs onstage with Actress Sofia Vergara during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Actress Sofia Vergara (L) and recording artist Pitbull perform onstage during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/WireImage)
Musician Pitbull and actress Sofia Vergara perform onstage during the 58th Annual Grammy music Awards in Los Angeles February 15, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ ROBYN BECK / AFP / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Actress Sofia Vergara (C) and recording artist Pitbull (R) perform onstage during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Musician Pitbull performs onstage with Actress Sofia Vergara during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Musician Pitbull performs onstage with Actress Sofia Vergara during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
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