Ashton Kutcher Tops Forbes list as Highest Paid TV Actor
When Ashton Kutcher replaced Charlie Sheen on the hit comedy “Two And a Half Men,” he also took his place as television’s highest-paid actor, according to Forbes’ annual survey
Forbes estimated Kutcher earned $24 million from May 2011 to May 2012, while Sheen, now starring in “Anger Management” on cable television following a very public firing from the hit CBS show, didn’t even make the top 10.
Other highly compensated actors in the top 10 list included Emmy winner Alec Baldwin of “30 Rock,” “Last Man Standing” star Tim Allen, “Men” co-star Jon Cryer and “The Big Bang Theory”’s Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki.
The other top money-makers are:
Hugh Laurie $18 million (House)
Ray Romano $18 million (Men of a Certain Age)
Alec Baldwin $15 million (30 Rock)
Mark Harmon $15 million (NCIS)
Tim Allen $14 million (Last Man Standing)
Jon Cryer $13 million (Two and Half Men)
Patrick Dempsey $12 million (Grey's Anatomy)
Jim Parsons $8 million (The Big Bang Theory)
Johnny Galecki $8 million (The Big Bang Theory)
Jason Segel $8 million (How I Met Your Mother)