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10 of 10: Ellen Pompeo

'Grey's Anatomy' actress Ellen Pompeo also tied for eighth place on Forbes' 2012 list of Highest Paid TV Actresses.

The 42-year-old actress reportedly earned $9 million between May 2011 and May 2012. According to the magazine, Pompeo has one of the highest per-episode salaries for a woman on U.S. television with $275,000 an episode. The actress also earns a considerable amount for older episodes of the series, which is highly syndicated.

Pompeo also recently launched her own production company, dubbed Calamity Jane, and the company recently sold an untitled project to ABC, which airs 'Grey's Anatomy.'

(Pictured: Ellen Pompeo appears in a promotional photo for 'Grey's Anatomy' in 2012.) (ABC Photo/ Richard Cartwright)