Who is the Highest Paid Television Actor?

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Score one for the gay community! Jim Parsons has been confirmed as the highest paid television actor, according to Forbes’ list. The openly gay Big Bang Theory actor took the top spot this year after replacing Ashton Kutcher (his show Two and a Half Men ended last year). According to the list, Parsons makes nearly $1 million per episode and 1% of the show’s back profits earning him $29 million this year.

He isn’t the only gay on the list, Jesse Tyler Fergusson came in 11th.

Full list after the jump…

1. Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory): $29 million
2. Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory): $27 million
3. (tie) Mark Harmon (NCIS): $20 million
3. (tie) Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory): $20 million
3. (tie) Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory): $20 million
3. (tie) Ashton Kutcher (Two and a Half Men): $20 million
4. (tie) Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men): $15 million
4. (tie) Ray Romano (Parenthood): $15 million
5. (tie) Patrick Dempsey (Grey’s Anatomy): $12 million
5. (tie) Simon Baker (The Mentalist): $12 million
6. Ty Burrell (Modern Family): $11.5 million
7. Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family): $11 million
8. (tie) Ed O’Neill (Modern Family): $10.5 million
8. (tie) Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family): $10.5 million
9. Kevin Spacey (House of Cards): $9.5 million

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