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Forbes Have Released the Top Paid TV Stars – Who Earned $29million?

The Forbes highest earning TV actor has been revealed and it’s none other than Jim Parsons who plays our favourite, and rather particular, genius Sheldon Cooper.

But who else made the list? Here’s who claimed the top 10 spots:

1. Jim Parsons

highest earned TV actor
via Vanityfair.com

Earnings in 2015: $29million

Jim Parsons is the highest earning TV actor with a hefty $29million earned this year all from playing Dr Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory.

2. Johnny Galecki

highest earning TV actor
via Dvdreleasedates.com

Earnings in 2015: $27million

Another Big Bang Theory actor takes second place in the highest earning TV actors. Johnny Galecki plays Leonard Hofstadter, the ever-suffering roommate of Sheldon.

3*Mark Harmon

highest earning TV actors
via Wikipedia.com

Earnings in 2015: $20million

The NCIS star is the only actor in the top 5 highest earning actors who doesn’t star in The Big Bang Theory!

3* Simon Helberg

highest earning TV actor
via Twitter.com

Earnings in 2015: $20million

Simon Helberg plays Howard Wolowitz on The Big Bang Theory. With earnings like this we hope he didn’t live with his parents as long as Howard lived with his mum.

3* Kunal Nayyar

highest earning TV actor
via 103fm.net

Earnings in 2015: $20million

The last of the Big Bang Theory quartet! Kunal Nayyar plays the lovable Raj Koothrappali who is forever, hopelessly, single.

3* Ashton Kutcher

highest earning TV actor
via Forbes.com

Earnings in 2015: $20million

The former Two and a Half Men star has also starred in numerous Hollywood films. But it was his TV role that gave him a hefty $20million this year and a spot on the highest earning TV actor shortlist.

4* Jon Cryer

highest earning TV actor
via Twitter.com

Earnings in 2015: $15million

Just behind Ashton Kutcher in the highest earning TV actor list is his Two and a Half Men companion Jon Cryer.

4* Ray Romano

highest earning TV actor
Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

Earnings in 2015: $15million

Everybody Love Raymond – especially his accountant who has to work through these amazing earnings.

5* Patrick Dempsey

highest earning TV actor
via 951wayv.com

Earnings in 2015: $12 million

Dr Dreamy himself! Except well… no spoilers but “sniff”.

5* Simon Baker

highest earning TV actor
via Popsugar.com

Earnings in 2015: $12million

Finishing off the top 5 for highest earning TV actor is the talented Simon Baker. Baker plays Patrick Jane is the hugely popular The Mentalist.



Steph Cosway
Journalism graduate and 100% geek. I have worked in writing for the last 7 years as well as dabbling in a science laboratory. So if I ever stop writing, it's because I've been in a lab experiment and turned into a super villain. I'm particularly interested in video games, comics and Harry Potter. Oh and I have lots and lots of cats.

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