Bazinga! If you hate The Big Bang Theory, it’s time to look away now.
It turns out that the cast of the unstoppable juggernaut of a U.S. sitcom are absolutely raking in the cash.
According to Forbes’ annual list of the highest paid TV actors, Jim Parsons was the biggest earner on the box this year, collecting $29 million (£19m) for his role as Sheldon Cooper on the series.
Meanwhile, the other male stars of The Big Bang Theory aren’t doing too bad themselves since they renegotiated their contracts for the eighth season of the show, with each cast member reportedly now earning six to seven-figure sums per episode.
Johnny Galecki (Leonard Hofstadter) came in at second place on the list, earning $27 million (£18m), while Simon Helberg (Howard Wolowitz) and Kunal Nayyar (Raj Koothrappali) placed at joint third with incomes of $20 million (£13m) each.
Elsewhere on Forbes’ list, the cast of Modern Family feature heavily after signing new deals on the series. Kevin Spacey, Ashton Kutcher, Simon Baker, Jon Cryer, Ray Romano and Patrick Dempsey also feature in the top 15 earners between June 2014 and June 2015.
Check out the full list of the top 15 highest earning TV actors for 2015 below:
1) Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory, $29 million
2) Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory, $27 million
=3) Mark Harmon, Various, $20 million
=3) Simon Helberg, The Big Bang Theory, $20 million
=3) Kunal Nayyar, The Big Bang Theory, $20 million
=3) Ashton Kutcher, Two and A Half Men, $20 million
=7) Jon Cryer, Two and A Half Men, $15 million
=7) Ray Romano, Various, $15 million
=9) Patrick Dempsey, Grey’s Anatomy, $12 million
=9) Simon Baker, The Mentalist, $12 million
11) Ty Burrell, Modern Family, $11.5 million
12) Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family, $11 million
=13) Ed O’Neill, Modern Family, $10.5 million
=13) Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family, $10.5 million
15) Kevin Spacey, House of Cards, $9.5 million
Forbes’ list of 2015’s highest paid TV actresses will be published soon and we get the sneaking suspicion that Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting may feature.
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