7 Highest-Paid Black TV Actors
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7 Highest-Paid Black TV Actors

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Kerry Washington, Scandal
Salary: $150,000 per episode

Washington was pulling in about $80,000 for her role as Olivia Pope in the mega smash hit Scandal, and the continuing popularity upped the ante.

She is the first African American actress to play a lead in a prime-time drama since the 1960s, and the Shonda Rhimes show is a hit for ABC, averaging 8.3 million viewers each week and earning an estimated $100 million in ad revenue this season, according to Forbes.