Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons Tops Highest-Paid TV Actors’ List

Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons is the world’s highest-paid TV actor, earning $26.5 million pretax in the 12 months preceding June 1, 2018.

According to Forbes, Parsons clinched the top spot for the fourth year in a row, beating co-stars Johnny Galecki (No. 2, $25 million) at No. 2, and Kunal Nayyar and Simon Helberg tying at No. 3 ($23.5 million). At No. 5 is NCIS's Mark Harmon ($19 million).

Together, the world's 10 highest-paid TV actors earned $181 million between June 1, 2017, and June 1, 2018, which has dropped from $185 million in the same period last year.

Check out the top 10 highest-paid actors on television:

  1. Jim Parsons ($26.5 million); Big Bang Theory
  2. Johnny Galecki ($25 million); Big Bang Theory
  3. (tie) Simon Helberg ($23.5 million); Big Bang Theory
  4. (tie) Kunal Nayyar ($23.5 million); Big Bang Theory
  5. Mark Harmon ($19 million); NCIS
  6. Ed O'Neill ($14 million); Modern Family
  7. Eric Stonestreet ($13.5 million); Modern Family
  8. Jesse Tyler Ferguson ($13 million); Modern Family
  9. Ty Burrell ($12 million); Modern Family
  10. Andrew Lincoln ($11 million); The Walking Dead

(Source: Forbes)

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