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Happy Birthday To Jim Parsons, TV's Highest-Paid Actor And All Around Sick Guy

Sian Broderick

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Happy Birthday To Jim Parsons, TV's Highest-Paid Actor And All Around Sick Guy

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A very Happy Birthday to Jim Parsons who turns 44 today. Can you believe that? Bazinga!

Not to be crass and judge a man purely by his wallet but did you know that last year he was named the highest-paid male TV actor by Forbes?

Parsons, who plays Sheldon in the hit series, accumulated an estimated $25.5 million (£19.7 million) in 2016. Jesus wept.

It was the second year the Emmy-winning actor, who commands a $1 million per episode salary, has come out on top of the list.

His castmates, Johnny Galecki (Leonard), Simon Helberg (Howard) and Nayyar Kunal (Raj) ranked in the next three places.

You can see the top 15 highest-paid actors below:

15. Justin Chambers - $9.5 million
14. David Duchovney - $10 million
13. Michael Weatherly - $10 million
12. Kevin Spacey - $10.5 million
11. Eric Stonestreet - $11 million
10. Ed O'Neil - $11.5 million
9. Ray Romano - $12 million
7. Jesse Tyler Ferguson - $12 million (tie)
7. Nathan Fillion - $12 million (tie)
6. Ty Burrell - $12.5 million
5. Mark Harmon - $20 million
4. Kunal Nayyar - $22 million
3. Simon Helberg - $22.5 million
2. Johnny Galecki - $24 million
1. Jim Parsons - $25.5 million

I'm definitely in the wrong profession. Need to get me to some castings I reckon. How hard can it be?

Topics: Big Bang Theory

Sian Broderick
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