Charlie Sheen has become the highest paid actor on TV, despite losing his job on Two And A Half Men. Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher took over the lead role in the show, but Sheen still managed to top Forbes's recent rich list. Sheen pulled in earnings of USD 40 million, making him the highest paid TV actor between May, 2010 and May, 2011.
Ray Romano, who earned USD 20 million, for Men of A Certain Age, follows him. Steve Carell is in third, with his USD 15 million pay cheque from The Office, with NCIS star Mark Harmon coming in fourth with USD 13 million. Sheen's former co-star Jon Cryer was in fifth place with USD 11 million.