Last Updated: April 24, 2024
Info
Category:
Richest CelebritiesModels
Net Worth:
$180 Million
Salary:
$500 Thousand Per Episode
Birthdate:
Jul 10, 1972 (51 years old)
Birthplace:
Barranquilla
Gender:
Female
Height:
5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)
Profession:
Actor, Model, Comedian, Presenter, Voice Actor, Television producer
Nationality:
Colombia
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What is Sofia Vergara's net worth, salary, and career earnings?

Sofia Vergara is a Colombian-born actress, model, and spokeswoman who has a net worth of $180 million.

SofĂ­a Vergara, the vivacious Colombian-American actress and model, embarked on her journey towards fame and success as a teenager. Her striking looks first drew attention while she was studying at a private bilingual Spanish/English school, leading to various modeling and television opportunities. At 17, she appeared in a Pepsi commercial broadcasted across Latin America, marking her first significant exposure on television.

After numerous modeling assignments and hosting gigs on Spanish-language TV networks, Vergara made a decisive leap into acting. Her breakthrough role came in 2009 when she was cast as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett in the critically acclaimed ABC sitcom "Modern Family." Her portrayal of a feisty, loving, and amusing Colombian immigrant captivated audiences worldwide, earning her four Primetime Emmy and four Golden Globe nominations.

Thanks to lucrative endorsement deals and acting paychecks, Sofia Vergara is frequently one of, if not THE, highest-paid actresses on the planet. Her success in television has translated into the world of film, and she has booked many prominent roles in major motion pictures. In addition, she earns a considerable income through brand endorsements and appearances in commercials. She also earned $10 million per year as a judge on "America's Got Talent."

Sofia overseas is somewhat of a retail empire. She has a line of jeans that are sold exclusively at Walmart, a line of furniture, and several perfumes. In a typical recent year, Sofia has earned $40 – $50 million from all endeavors.

(Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Early Life

Sofia Vergara was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, on July 10th, 1972. The daughter of a rancher and a homemaker, a future in show business seemed unlikely at first for the rurally raised girl. As a child, her siblings called her "Toti." She eventually studied for a career in dentistry for three years. She was just about to earn her degree when she had a change of heart and decided to pursue a career in show business instead. It proved to be a wise decision.

Early Modeling Career

While walking along a Colombian beach one day, Sofia Vergara was approached by a photographer who saw her potential. She was quickly offered work in television and fashion. Although reluctant at first, Vergara eventually agreed. Her first breakthrough came after she booked a Pepsi commercial at the age of 17. She would continue to accept modeling and acting work throughout the next few years. After civil unrest in Colombia, she moved to the United States and continued her career in the entertainment industry.

Early Acting Career

Sofia Vergara initially excelled in Spanish-speaking soap operas and television shows on Univision. By the mid-1990s, she was hosting major television shows and establishing a name for herself as a TV personality. She also started dabbling in English-speaking acting roles, gaining widespread attention with a role in a comedic short that was honored at the 1995 American Comedy Awards.

Breakthrough

In the 2000s, Sofia Vergara started to make a name for herself in Hollywood. 2002's Big Trouble put her on the map, and 2003's Chasing Papi made her a force to be reckoned with. Director Tyler Perry seemed to recognize her potential and cast her in Meet the Browns and Madea Goes to Jail. She also made her Broadway stage debut during this time.

Modern Family

Although Sofia Vergara had undoubtedly carved out her niche in the film industry, she took her career to another level when she booked a leading role in Modern Family. The series proved to be one of the most successful shows of all time, running for over ten seasons since debuting in 2009. The series ended in 2020.

Modern Family Salary and Earnings

In seasons 1 through 3, between 2009 and 2011, Sofia earned $30,000 per episode. That's roughly $2.6 million total for the three seasons. For seasons 4 and 5 she earned $90,000 per episode, roughly $5 million total. From 2014 to 2018, Sofia earned $190,000 for each episode of Modern Family. That works out to around $4 million per season. Starting in 2018, her salary was boosted to $500,000 per episode. That works out to around $10 million per season.

(Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Further Acting Work

Outside of Modern Family, Sofia Vergara has been very busy with other projects. Sofia Vergara worked on animated films like The Smurfs, Happy Feet Two, and The Emoji Movie as a voice actor. She also appeared in films like 2014's Chef. In 2015, she joined Reese Witherspoon for a leading role in the film Hot Pursuit.

Throughout her acting career, Sofia Vergara has continued appearing in various commercials for brands like Pepsi, Xfinity, State Farm, Rooms To Go, and Head & Shoulders. She also continued to model, and in 2011, she became the face of CoverGirl.

Griselda Blanco Series & Lawsuits

Sofia stars as "Cocaine Godmother" Griselda Blanco in the January 2024 Netflix series "Griselda." In the weeks leading up to the series' release, both Sofia and Netflix were sued by Griselda's son, Michael Corleone Blanco. In his lawsuit, Michael complained that he had been giving interviews with producers for years with the thought that he would eventually produce a series about his late mother. He also claimed to have not been compensated for the series and did not give producers permission to move forward. FYI: Technically speaking, "life rights" are not a real thing. Production companies often purchase "life rights" from people to cover bases and avoid potential legal issues exactly like the one filed by Michael Corleone, however, "life rights" are not required ever to make a piece of art about a public person.

Awards

For her work on Modern Family Sofia Vergara was nominated for Emmys four years in a row. She was also nominated for Golden Globe awards for four years in a row.

Career Earnings and Endorsements

The most substantial part of Vergara's wealth comes from her television work – most notably through Modern Family. In 2012, she was the highest-earning actress on television, as she had earned $19 million that year. In 2013, she again earned the title of top-earning actress on television, as she raked in more than $35 million that year. In 2015, her income was $28.5 million. In 2016, Sofia Vergara became the top-paid actress on television for the third time, bringing in $43 million that year. Between June 2017 and June 2018, Sofia Vergara earned $40 million between her Modern Family salary and various brand endorsements. Between June 2018 and June 2019, she earned $43 million. Between June 2019 and June 2020, she earned $43 million.

Sofia Vergara Career Earnings
YearEarnings
2012$19,000,000
2013$35,000,000
2014$37,000,000
2015$28,500,000
2016$43,000,000
2017$40,000,000
2018$43,000,000
2019$41,000,000
2020$43,000,000
Total:$329,500,000

Additional Business Ventures

In 2011, Sofia Vergara launched her own clothing line through Kmart. The line was aimed at middle-aged women. In 2014, Vergara also launched her own jewelry collection and fragrance line.

Cancer Diagnosis

In 2000, Sofia Vergara was diagnosed with thyroid cancer after a doctor found a lump in her neck. After surgical procedures, radiation therapy, and medication, she was able to overcome the disease. However, Vergara still needs to take medication to help her control her metabolism. As a result of her experiences with cancer, Vergara started a foundation that helps families in Colombia deal with the fallout of cancer diagnoses.

Personal Life

Vergara's first marriage was to her high school sweetheart, Joe Gonzalez. Vergara was just 18 when the couple was wed. They had a son in 1992 but divorced one year later.

In 2010, Vergara started dating Nick Loeb. They became engaged in 2012. After two years, the couple decided not to go ahead with the marriage.

In 2014, Vergara started dating actor Joe Manganiello. The couple became engaged after six months of dating and married in 2015. Unfortunately, Sofia and Joe separated in mid-2023 and subsequently divorced.

Real Estate

In 2014, Sofia paid $10.6 million for a large home in Beverly Hills, California. In July 2022, Sofia put this home up for sale for $19.6 million. The 11,000-square-foot home was totally renovated and features a pool, large gym, spa, and movie theater. She sold this home in April 2024 for $13.7 million. Here is a video tour:

In June 2020 Sofia and Joe paid $26 million for an incredible mansion in the gated community of Beverly Park high up in the mountains of Beverly Hills. Baseball legend Barry Bonds owned the house from 2002 to 2014 when he sold it for $22 million to a Russian billionaire.

Other Endorsement Deals

Cover Girl

In 2011, the actress signed a deal with Cover Girl cosmetics. Her first official commercial aired in 2012, much to the delight of fans of the brand. In exchange for a series of commercials, print photos, and appearances, the actress scored $3.5 million.

K-Mart

In the same year, she also linked up with the well-known discount chain store K-Mart and launched her own clothing line. A sensibly sexy line geared towards soccer moms, Vergara created the line so that busy moms can look good on a budget. The line includes clothing, undergarments, and jewelry pieces that seem to have struck a cord within her target demographic. That is wonderful news for K-Mart, which paid her an unprecedented $7 million for the usage of her name and likeness, as well as help with creating the brand.

State Farm 

Sofia has appeared in a number of State Farm commercials, which were both comical and well-received by the public. A great deal for all parties involved, in exchange for using her talents and beauty, she was compensated with $3.5 million.

Comcast Xfinity

Sofia also appeared in a series of hilarious commercials for the cable company Comcast Xfinity. She received $2.5 million for her appearances in the ads.

 (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images)

(Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images)

Diet Pepsi

Rounding out her highly lucrative year, she appeared in a number of commercials for Diet Pepsi. Most famously, in one ad, she appeared opposite soccer champion and model David Beckham. Sexy and hysterical, Sofia received $3.5 million for appearing in the commercials and even went on to sign another endorsement contract in 2013.

Rooms to Go 

Fast forward to 2013, the starlet landed a furniture line with the popular furniture store Rooms to Go. For helping to create the line as well as allowing the usage of her name for the line, she was paid another $3 million.

Synthroid

Sofia was paid to share her frightening experience with thyroid cancer and why she utilizes Synthroid to address her hyperthyroidism. She received $6 million for working with this company to help spread awareness.

AT&T 

In 2014, she filmed a 30-second spot for the well-known phone company, AT&T and received another $2.75 million in the process.

Head & Shoulders

Lastly, also in 2014, the actress signed on to be the face of the well-known dandruff shampoo brand Head & Shoulders. Cutesy and family-centered, the actress took home $4 million for signing this deal.

Sofia Vergara's Endorsement Highlights

  • Cover Girl – $3.5 million
  • K-Mart – $7 million
  • State Farm – $3.5 million
  • Comcast Xfinity – $2.5 million
  • Diet Pepsi – $3.5 million
  • Rooms to Go – $3 million
  • Synthroid – $6 million
  • AT&T – $2.75 million
  • Head & Shoulders – $4 million

Total = $35.75 million

Other Notable Film Salaries

Fading Gigolo (2013)

A risque comedy directed, written by, and starring John Turturro, Sofia plays the supporting role of "Selima." Also starring Hollywood icons Woody Allen and Sharon Stone, the movie received mixed reviews but was fairly well-liked by those who are fans of the cast. Either way, Sofia received $175,000 for her role in the movie.

Mechete Kills (2013) 

An action comedy starring Danny Trejo, Sofia Vergara plays the brothel-running mother of an undercover beauty pageant competitor. The film received mixed reviews as many were disappointed and asserted that it pales in comparison to its predecessor, Machete. Nevertheless, many still seemed to enjoy the film, and Sofia received $200,000 for her part in the film.

Chef (2014)

A comedy-drama depicting a head chef, "Carl Casper" (played by John Favreau), who is fighting to assert his creative talents, Sofia plays "Inez," "Casper's" rich, estranged ex-wife. Receiving very positive reviews overall, this film did pretty well, and Sofia made another $450,000 to boot.

Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images

Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images

Wild Card (2015)

A crime-thriller about a gambling addict who takes on the job of a "chaperone" to support his addiction, this film is a remake of the 1986 Burt Reynolds classic, Heat. Sofia plays the supporting role of "Doris," aka "DD," and got $2.5 million for the part.

Hot Pursuit (2015)

A female comedy film starring Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara, Hot Pursuit was a hot topic amongst lady lovers everywhere. Although the beauty of the plot is said to be far inferior to the beauty of its leading ladies, Vergara took home $5.5 million for her role in the film.

The Brits Are Coming (2016)

Currently filming, the movie The Brits Are Coming is an American-British heist comedy starring the likes of Uma Thurman, Tim Roth, and Alice Eve, among many others. Predicted to be a box office smash rivaling the genius Oceans franchise, although Sofia is said to have a supporting role, she still received $1.75 million for her part in the flick.

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