Forbes Reveals the List of World’s Highest Paid TV Actors, Here Are the Top 10

Forbes have revealed the list of World’s highest paid TV actors and its come as no surprise that ‘The Big Bang Theory’ actors rule the roast.

Jim Parsons who plays Sheldon in the longest running sit-com ‘The Big Bang Theory’ is the highest paid TV actor for the fourth year in a row while his roommate Howard played by Johnny Galecki has claimed the second spot.

All the earnings estimates are from 1 June 2017 to 1 June 2018. Taxes, fees of agents, managers and lawyers are not included in the figures. Earnings estimates are based on data from Nielsen, Box Office Mojo and IMDB, as well as interviews with industry insiders.


1. Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) 

Earnings: $26.5 million (Rs.194 Crore ) 
(Jim Parsons)

2. Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory) 

Earnings: $25 million (Rs. 183 Crore)
(Johnny Galecki)

3. (tie) Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory) 

Earnings : $23.5 million (Rs. 172 Crore)
Simon Helberg

3. (tie) Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory) 

Earnings : $23.5 million (Rs. 172 Crore)
(Kunal Nayyar)

5. Mark Harmon (NCIS -Naval Criminal Investigative Service)

Earnings : $19 million (Rs.139 Crore)
(Mark Harmon)

6. Ed O’Neill (Modern Family)

Earnings : $14 million (Rs. 102 Crore)
Ed O’Neill

7. Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family)

Earnings : $13.5 million (Rs. 98.86 Crore) 
(Eric Stonestreet)

8. Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family)

Earnings : $13 million (Rs. 95.20 Crore)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson

9. Ty Burrell (Modern Family)

Earnings : $12 million (Rs. 87.88 Crore)
(Ty Burrell)

10. Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead)

Earnings : $11 million (Rs. 80 Crore)
(Andrew Lincoln)

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