Forbes has announced his top 10 highest paid TV actors list. British-Indian actor Kunal Nayyar has made it to to the Top 10 highest paid TV star list. Where ‘The Big Bang Theory’ co-star Jim Parsons on the number one spot. The 36-year-old actor, who plays astrophysicist Rajesh Koothrappali in the popular CBS show, secured the fourth position on the list, having earned USD 25 million in the year till June 1, reported Forbes.com. This year too, Parsons sits high on the top rank having minted USD 27.5 million. He was on the numero uno spot even for the last two years.
Their ‘TBBT’ co-star Johnny Galecki is on the second position earning USD 26.5 million, followed closely by Simon Helberg on number three with USD 26 million. In the magazine’s top-10 highest-paid TV actors list, their co-star Kaley Cuoco was ranked second by earning USD 26 million, equaling the amount earned by Helberg. Aforementioned ‘The Big Bang Theory’ stars make USD 1 million per episode of the show but will now be paid less after each of them volunteered to take a USD 100,000-per- episode pay cut for the upcoming season, seeking a salary hike for their co-stars Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch.
Besides ‘TBBT’ securing top spots in the list, it was ‘Modern Family’ stars who also shone bright. Ty Burrell, who plays the quirky Phil Dunphy on the show, sits on the sixth rank with the earnings of USD 13.5 million.
If we talk about the list Eric Stonestreet, the over dramatic Cameron Tucker on the show, scored one million less than his ‘Modern Family’ co-star and secured seventh rank, nudging actor Kevin Spacey on the eighth spot with USD 12 million. The ‘House of Cards’ star shared the rank with actor Ed O’Neill. ‘NCIS’ actor and executive producer Mark Harmon came in fifth with USD 19 million as his total earnings. Earning USD 11 million and on the last spot is another ‘Modern Family’ star, Jesse Tyler Ferguson. All in all, actor Sofia Vergara, who topped the highest- paid list of TV actors with USD 41.5 million, outearned Parsons by an impressive difference of 14 million.