We all spend our evenings chilling and watching a bit of good television, but ever wondered who the highest paid tv stars we all know and love really are? Check out who was taking home the biggest tv pay checks this year.
Judy Sheindlin – $47 Million per year
Coming in at number one is our favourite Judge, Judge Judy! This is all time trashy tv but we can’t help but find other people’s crazy court cases amazing and paired with Judy’s humour makes for brilliant tv entertainment.
Jon Stewart – $30 Million per year
Jon’s hilarious sarcastic nature and quick wit sent him straight up to the top end of the highest-paid list, coming in at a close second. No wonder as he is earning so much from The Daily Show.
Matt Lauer – $25 Million per year
For his work with NBC and on the Today Show, Matt brings home the highest check out of all his cohost and workers!
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Johnny Galecki, and Jim Parsons – $24 Million per season
Everybody loves The Big Bang Theory, so after a bit of putting their parts on, the shows main three managed to blag a massive pay rise to end up earning a giant 24 million dollars each per season of the smash hit show.
David Letterman – $20 Million per year
David Letterman never fails to entertain and always provides great tv watching, so it is no shock that he comes in at fifth place on the highest paid tv personalities list!
Ashton Kutcher – $16.3 Million per year
From Two and A Half Men alone, tv heartthrob Ashton Kutcher, was paid 16.3 million which was just less than what Charlie Sheen was earning in the height of his Two and A Half Men career.
Howard Stern – $15 Million per season
America’s Got Talent, favourite judge and scout is paid through the roof to do a job we’d all love to do! Lucky Howard is paid a huge 15 million per season of the show in which he gets to laugh his head off or witness amazing skills, jealous doesn’t cut it!
Jon Cryer – $14.3 Million per year
Despite being in Two and A Half men longer than Ashton, Jon is takes home a smaller pay check but in relativity it is actually a huge amount of money! The hilarious tv star is was paid 14.3 million dollars in 2015.
Mark Harmon – $11.5 Million per season
Most famous for playing Special Agent Gibbs in NCIS, comes in at 9th on our 2015 tv star rich list. We have all enjoyed NCIS since 2003, so this staggering $11.5 million pay check is very well deserved for solving all those murders!
Jimmy Kimmel – $10 Million per season
Jimmy Kimmel show never fails to make us laugh and with a pay check like that, Jimmy will be laughing all the way home! He ranks in nicely as the 10th highest paid tv stars of 2015.