And once again, Jim Parsons is the highest paid TV actor in the world

  • AP, New York
  • Updated: Sep 22, 2016 22:24 IST
Jim Parsons led with a $25.5 million take between June 2015 and June 2016.

The Big Bang Theory does a bang-up job of making its stars rich. The CBS comedy claims TV’s four best-paid actors, according to the annual list released Thursday by Forbes .

From left: Kunal Nayyar, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg and Jim Parsons in a still from The Big Bang Theory.

Jim Parsons led with a $25.5 million take between June 2015 and June 2016, Forbes said, followed by cast-mates Johnny Galecki ($24 million), Simon Helberg ($22.5 million) and Kunal Nayyar ($22 million).

Mark Harmon in still from NCIS.

In fifth place: Mark Harmon, star of CBS’ drama NCIS, was paid $20 million (as with all these actors, before management fees and taxes).

6. Ty Burell ($12.5 million)

7. Ray Romano ($12 million)

Ray Romano in a still from Vinyl.

7. Nathan Fillion ($12 million)

Nathan Fillion in a still from Castle.

7. Jesse Tyler Ferguson ($12 million)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson in a still from Modern Family. (ABC)

10. Ed O’Niell ($11.5 million)

Ed O’Niell in a still from Modern Family. (ABC)

Forbes’ list of TV actresses, released last week, reaffirms the generous salaries for Big Bang Theory stars: Leading lady, Kaley Cuoco placed second on that list, with $24.5 million.

In that top spot: ABC’s Modern Family bombshell Sofia Vergara, with $43 million.

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