‘Big Bang Theory’ stars lead Forbes list of highest-paid TV actors

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Jim Parsons from “The Big Bang Theory”

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(Aug. 27, 2015) – When it comes to making money, the stars of “The Big Bang Theory” are certainly no slackers.

Actor Jim Parsons leads the list of highest-paid TV actors compiled by Forbes. Parsons earned $29 million last year. Under a new contract, he’s earning a million dollars an episode plus more than one-percent of the show’s profits.

His co-stars are raking it in, too.

Johnny Galecki is second on Forbes’ list with $27 million while Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar are tied for third with $20 million.

Mark Harmon from NCIS and Ashton Kutcher are also in that third-place tie, making $20 million, according to Forbes.

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