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 .
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).
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)
7. Nathan Fillion ($12 million)
7. Jesse Tyler Ferguson ($12 million)
10. Ed O’Niell ($11.5 million)
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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