Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons Named Highest Paid TV Actor


The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons has been named the highest-paid TV actor in the world.

He’s topped a list by Forbes for the fourth year in a row, pocketing more than $26.5 in the year to June.

His co-stars Johnny Galecki, Kunal Nayyar and Simon Helberg came second and joint third respectively.


Number four is NCIS’ Mark Harmon with a $19 million pay packet.

Modern Family actors round of positions 6-9: Ed O’Neil, is number six ($14 million) with co-star Eric Stonestreet, number seven on $13.5 and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, as number eight (with $13 million) and Ty Burrell, at number nine (with $12 million).

Andrew Lincoln, who plays Rick Grimes on The Walking Dead, is new to list and stands  at number 10 with $11 million.

Kevin Spacey is no longer on the list because he was cut from his show House Of Cards after allegations of sexual misconduct arose.

He has denied the allegations.

Because he did not have any new episodes from the show, Kevin did not make this year’s list; last year he was number eight with $12 million.

He reportedly earned $500,000 per episode of the Netflix show House Of Cards, Forbes reported last year.

Jim plays Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory, which is in its 12th but final season; The actor, 45, has played that character since 2007.

While the highest paid TV actress list by Forbes hasn’t been released, last year Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara topped the list with impressive earnings of $41.5 million.