Jim Parsons has to say a ton of science-y words he can't pronounce playing Sheldon Cooper every week on The Big Bang Theory, but never say he wasn't appropriately compensated!
The Emmy-winner managed to top Forbes' list of highest-paid TV actors for 2016 for another consecutive year, taking in a cool $25.5 million earnings for playing the neurotic scientist on the CBS comedy.
But Parsons wasn't the only BBT star to make the list — calculated from June 1, 2015 to June 1, 2016 — as the next three spots were taken by three fellow cast members.
Johnny Galecki took second with $24 million, Simon Helberg took third with $22.5 mil, and Kunal Nayyar landed fourth place with $22 mil!
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The Big Bang Theory isn't just a money maker for the men, as Kaley Cuoco landed the no. 2 spot on Forbes' highest paid TV actresses list — earning $24.5 million.
The rest of the top male earners aren't that surprising. Other names include The X-Files star David Duchovny, Castle lead Nathan Fillion, and the four funny men of Modern Family!
Though, like always, some names are a bit surprising to see on the list. (What are you doing here, Ray Romano?)
Ch-ch-check out the full list (below) to see the 15 top male earners in television!
No. 1 — Jim Parsons, $25.5 million
No. 2 — Johnny Galecki, $24 million
No. 3 — Simon Helberg, $22.5 million
No. 4 — Kunal Nayyar, $22 million
No. 5 — Mark Harmon, $20 million
No. 6 — Ty Burrell, $12.5 million
No. 7 (tie) — Nathan Fillion, $12 million
No. 7 (tie) — Jesse Tyler Ferguson, $12 million
No. 7 (tie) — Ray Romano, $12 million
No. 10 — Ed O'Neill, $11.5 million
No. 11 — Eric Stonestreet, $11 million
No. 12 – Kevin Spacey, $10.5 million
No. 13 (tie) — Michael Weatherly, $10 million
No. 13 (tie) — David Duchovny, $10 million
No. 15 – Justin Chambers, $9.5 million
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