"The Big Bang Theory" Stars Dominate "Forbes" List of Highest-Paid TV Actors


Posted on: September 23rd, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

L-R: Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons in “The Big Bang Theory”; Michael Yarish/CBS(LOS ANGELES) — The male stars of The Big Bang Theory are rolling in the dough.

The top four slots on Forbes’ new list of the world’s highest-paid TV actors are occupied by stars of the hit CBS sitcom.

Leading the way is Jim Parsons, who Forbes says earned 25.5 million dollars — before management fees and taxes — between June 1, 2015, and June 1 of this year. He ranked first on last year’s list, too.

Parsons is followed on the 2016 list by co-star Johnny Galecki, who raked in 24 million dollars during the same one-year span. Both reportedly earn one million dollars per episode of The Big Bang Theory.

Two more Big Bang Theory cast members, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar, are right behind them on the list, at 22.5 million dollars and 22 million dollars, respectively.

Mark Harmon, star of the CBS drama NCIS, rounds out the top five, with 20 million.

You can check out the top 15 highest-paid TV actors on Forbes.com.

Last week, Forbes released its list of the world’s highest-paid TV actresses. Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara was #1, having earned 43 million dollars between June of last year and June of this year.

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