Ashton Kutcher tops Forbes’ list of highest paid TV actors
MANILA, Philippines—Ashton Kutcher has been named as the highest paid TV actor by Forbes magazine for the third year in a row.
Kutcher, 36, who stars in “Two and a Half Men,” earned $26 million between June 2013 and June 2014. He is also expecting a child with girlfriend Mila Kunis next month.
Jon Cryer, Kutcher’s co-star, and Mark Harmon of “NCIS” both came in second place after earning an estimated $19 million. Closely behind was Neil Patrick Harris of “How I Met Your Mother” with $18 million.
In fourth spot were Kevin Spacey of “The House of Cards” and Patrick Dempsey of “Grey’s Anatomy” with $16 million. The fifth highest paid actor was Tim Allen for “Last Man Standing” with $15 million.
Fresh from their Emmy wins, Best Comedy Actor Jim Parsons landed in seventh place with $12 million, while Best Drama Actor Bryan Cranston rounded up the list with $8 million.
The Forbes team took their estimates from conversations with managers, producers, lawyers and industry insiders. The deduction for taxes, management fees and other celebrity expenses were not included.
The complete list of the Top 10 is as follows: 1) Ashton Kutcher ($26 million) 2) Jon Cryer ($19 million) 2) Mark Harmon ($19 million) 3) Neil Patrick Harris ($18 million) 4) Patrick Dempsey ($16 million) 4) Kevin Spacey ($16 million) 5) Tim Allen ($15 million) 6) Simon Baker ($13 million) 7) Jim Parsons ($12 million) 8) Jason Segel ($11 million) 8) Johnny Galecki ($11 million) 9) Jon Hamm ($10 million) 9) Charlie Sheen ($10 million) 9) Josh Radnor ($10 million) 10) Bryan Cranston ($ 8 million).
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