“The Big Bang Theory” does a bang-up job of making its stars rich.
The CBS comedy claims TV’s four best-paid actors, according to the annual list released Thursday by Forbes .
Jim Parsons led with a $25.5 million take between June 2015 and this June, Forbes said, followed by cast-mates Johnny Galecki ($24 million), Simon Helberg ($22.5 million) and Kunal Nayyar ($22 million).
Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons), Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki), Howard Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) and Rajesh Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar) in ‘Big Bang Theory’ (CBS)
In fifth place: Mark Harmon, star of CBS’ drama “NCIS,” was paid $20 million (as with all these actors, before management fees and taxes).
Forbes’ list of TV actresses, released last week, reaffirms the generous salaries for “Big Bang” stars: Leading lady, Kaley Cuoco placed second on that list, with $24.5 million.
In that top spot: ABC’s “Modern Family” bombshell Sofia Vergara, with $43 million.