The three big stars of the top-rated series The Big Bang Theory are reported to have been taking home a lot of money. Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, and Jum Parsons are about to earn at least $139.8 million when the show finally concludes.
According to Vulture, the popular TV series was recently confirmed for Season 11 and Season 12, which was great news for the fans of the decade-old show. The three stars of The Big Bang Theory will reportedly maintain the current contract terms for their show.
The Bing Bang Theory is said to cost $10 million per episode to produce, and it is evidently a good investment. Apparently, TBBT still has what it takes to attract a live audience amounting to more than 19 million viewers each week, which means that Warner Bros TV is earning more than $1 billion.
The Big Bang Theory is basically a gold mine for its producers and its home network, and perhaps the same can be said for the celebrities who star in it. Reports claim that cast members Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, and Kunal Nayyar have hit the $1 million per episode mark since Season 8 began. Those who came to the show a bit later, including Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik, are slated to earn $500,000 per episode.
The Big Bang Theory started out with Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, and Jim Parsons, and the three reportedly earned $60,000 per episode. Fortunately, their rate was increased to $200,000 per episode in their next three-year contract, according to the Daily Mail.
Upon reaching Season 7 of TBBT, Cuoco, Galecki, and Parsons were set to earn $350,000 per episode, which was later negotiated to $1 million per episode. The same can be said for their co-stars Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar.
The amount of money earned by these undoubtedly talented stars is definitely staggering, considering that The Big Bang Theory has been around since 2007. More importantly, the episode count for the series continues to grow since two more seasons have been confirmed.
The question is, how much bacon have these three stars take home after 10 years of TBBT-goodness? According to the report, the three stars earned a total of $3.78 million each after three years of being on the show. Considering that Season 1 had 17 episodes, while Season 2 and three had 23 episodes.
As mentioned before, the rates were increased after The Big Bang Theories’ first three years. Seasons 4, 5, and 6 earned the big three a whopping $14.4 million each. Furthermore, Season 7 offered the stars $350,000 per episode, which amounts to $8.4 million in each of their pockets.
The grand total is greatly affected by the massive increase received by TBBT’s big three when Season 8 came rolling in. The stars earned an amazing amount of money, amounting to $70 million each, with Seasons 8, 9, and 10 each having a total of 70 episodes.
There are reports that for Season 11 and 12 of The Big Bang Theory, Cuoco, Galecki, and Parsons will have their per episode rate drop to $900,000 to allow co-stars Bialik and Rauch to earn more. If the latter does come true, the big three will earn $43.4 million each for the upcoming two seasons consisting of 48 episodes.
After doing a ton of math, it is evident that the stars of The Big Bang Theory will earn a total of $139.8 million each when the show ends at Season 12. Unfortunately, the road of cash will have to end here; reports claim that the upcoming seasons will be the last for this hilarious TV series.
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