Tyra Banks is the top moneymaking female on prime time TV.
Thanks to her hit show, “America’s Next Top Model,” Banks beat out stars like Katherine Heigl, Eva Longoria Parker and Julia Louis-Dreyfus to make the no. 1 spot on Forbes list of top earning women on prime time.
Banks earns an estimated $30 million from “Top Model,” her daytime talk show and various other TV appearances, according to Forbes.com.
Heigl placed a distant second, earning $18 million for playing a doctor on “Grey’s Anatomy,” and her movie roles like this year’s “The Ugly Truth.”
And Marg Helgenberger, who stars as a crime-scene investigator supervisor in “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” landed in third place with $9.5 million – less than a third of what Banks makes.
The 35-year-old Banks is seen Tuesday nights on the CW network where she serves as a judge and producer of the 13th “Cycle” of “Top Model.”