The 9 Highest-Paid Actors on TV

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Here’s a list of the highest paid actors on television, according to Forbes, which puts out an annual list of who makes the most acting on the small screen. The list is a part of Forbes‘ annual Celebrity 100 ranking, which estimates how much celebrities earn from all of their entertainment-related projects between June 2013 and June 2014, which can include endorsement deals and earnings from other ventures outside TV. For more on how the list is compiled, see Forbes’ complete article. Now, here are the nine television actors who made the most money last year.

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9. Jim Parsons

It might be surprising to find the star of The Big Bang Theory this low on the list, given all the talk over the cast’s recent humungous raises, but that cash won’t go into effect until next year’s list, where Parsons will likely rank much higher. Last year Parsons made $12 million between the $350,000 an episode CBS paid him to play the awkward physicist Sheldon Cooper on the highly-rated sitcom and small roles in other movies that put him slightly ahead of his cast mates. The stars of the show are now reportedly getting $1 million an episode, so Parsons will likely be near the top of this list next year.

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