How much is Sofia Vergara worth?
|Net Worth:||$205 Million|
|Date of Birth:||July 10, 1972 (age 50)|
|Height:||5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)|
About Sofia Vergara
Check any Hollywood’s hottest Latina celebrity list and you’re sure to find Sofia Vergara, the busty and beautiful Columbian model-gone-actress. Vergara was one of Latin America’s most beloved personalities before she made it big in primetime American television. She was born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia by her mother, Margarita Vergara Dávila de Vergara, a housewife, and her father, Julio Enrique Vergara Robayo, who worked in the meat industry. She was one of five siblings growing up and educated at a private bilingual Spanish/English school, going on to study pre-dentistry. Then, while she was strolling at the beach, she was discovered by a photographer which led to her first jobs in modeling and on television.
Her first major public appearance was when she was 17 years old, as part of a Pepsi-Cola commercial that was broadcast throughout Latin America. While Sofia had married her teenage sweetheart, Joe Gonzalez, with whom she had a son at age 20, their marriage didn’t last long. By 1993, after their divorce Vergara was already involved in lucrative opportunities in the modeling world. She was a runway model by age 23, and that same year of 1995, she began co-hosting a travel show, called Fuera de serie (Over the Top) on Univision. Univision is the most-widely viewed Spanish-language television network, and after recruiting the rising starlet for the show, and also on another show A Que No Te Atreves (I Dare You), she was suddenly being broadcast internationally to Spanish communities in the US.
As she began to evolve and her career started to get noticed in the United States, a major tragedy struck. Sofia and her family were at a loss and in mourning after her brother was kidnapped and murdered. Her tight knit family were devastated and they worried more than ever about the financial stability of the family. Vergara’s drive for success did not diminish and instead even more determined than ever, she took a headstrong approach to making her way to Hollywood.
She studied and worked on her English every evening and after her exclusive contract with Univision expired, she immediately started branching out into English-speaking roles. She was quickly cast in roles for ABC, including Hot Properties and The Knights of Prosperity, neither of which experienced much success. Nevertheless Vergara continued to appear in minor roles in television series and in films, undeterred and with a vision for what her future could bring. She was eventually cast on the big screen in 2002, getting her big break in Disney’s Big Trouble as Nina, a Latina maid.
In the years that followed, she appeared in more substantial roles, including in Chasing Papi (2003), The 24th Day (2004), Lords of Dogtown (2005) and Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns (2008). While they did little at the box office, and earned little critical praise, they still advanced Vergara’s career as she began to get noticed and was well-liked by audiences.
In 2009, her career began to pick up as she was cast alongside sitcom veteran Ed O’Neil on the quick-to-the-Emmys comedy Modern Family, which debuted on ABC in September 2009. In 2010-2013, she received four Emmy nominations for “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series” for her role. In 2011, she appeared in The Smurfs and New Year’s Eve, and in 2012 The Three Stooges. In 2013, she appeared in Machete Kills and Fading Gigolo, in 2014, Chef and in 2015 Hot Pursuit. In 2020, Vergara became the highest-paid actress in Hollywood. Her earnings came from her concluded run on ABC’s Modern Family and earnings from her tenure as a judge on America’s Got Talent. As well as from her endorsements and licensing deals, including a line of jeans at Walmart and furniture at Rooms To Go.
Vergara’s Total Net Worth
In 2012, Sofia Vergara was reported to have earned $19 million dollars for the previous twelve months. She added to her earnings through the signing of lucrative endorsement deals with Diet Pepsi, Rooms To Go, and Synthroid medicine. By 2015, Forbes magazine reported her earnings for the previous year to have been $28.5 million, making her the highest paid TV actress along with Kaley Cuoco. In 2020, she was reported to be the highest paid actress (film and TV) with $43 million dollars in income.
For her role as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on Modern Family, she earned a peak salary of $500,000 per episode. As a judge on reality TV show America’s Got Talent, she earns a reported $10 million per season. In total, Sofia Vergara has earned estimated total career income of $345 million dollars.
Of that amount, $24-40 million is expected to have been paid in business related costs. The remainder, $313 million, will have been taxed at a rate of around 49% as Vergara has been residing in the state of California. She recently listed her 7-bedroom Beverly Hills mansion for $19.6 million, in July 2022. After tax, it is estimated that her career earnings are at around $159.63 million dollars, having paid $153.37 million dollars in taxes.
Sofia Vergara married Joe Manganiello in 2015 and they remain together. They have one child together, Manolo Gonzalez Vergara. In her personal life, Sofia may have spent around $9-13 million dollars of her career earnings but also probably possesses assets valued at around $1-3 million, not including investment assets. In her investments, she may have earned investment returns of $44-65 million dollars. Therefore, it is estimated that Sofia Vergara has a net worth of around $205 million dollars.
Sofia Vergara is one of the richest actresses in the world, let alone one of the very richest Latin American actresses. She is the richest Colombian-born actress and has more than once been the highest-paid actress on TV. While she has earned substantial sums from her acting career, including a reported $500,000 per episode, she earns more for her appearances as herself, including from her judging of America’s Got Talent and from her work in advertising. Sofia continues to be one of the few Hispanic stars to experience full immersion in the American entertainment industry, following behind similar stories of crossover fame with Salma Hayek and Penelope Cruz.