Regardless of how much you absolutely hate Two and a Half Men, Ashton Kutcher is still the highest-paid actor presently doing his thing on television.
According to the annual list released by Forbes, the former That 70’s Show star earned approximately $24 million for his role on the long-running sitcom between June 2012 and June 2013. This is the second year in a row that the actor has earned this title.
Ashton Kutcher isn’t the only Two and a Half Men cast member to make the list. Jon Cryer landed in the number two position with his hefty $21 million paycheck. Angus T. Jones may not enjoy his role on the comedy any longer, but he still brought home $11 million for his work.
Although he was once at the top of the pile, Charlie Sheen has dropped down to number ten. The troubled actor reportedly made around $10 million during his stint on Anger Management. He’s not making Two and Half Men money anymore, but he’s still putting a lot of cash in the proverbial bank.
The fact that he made $24 million from his television work may help ease the sting of his recent cinematic shortcomings. According to USA Today, Ashton Kutcher’s Steve Jobs flick didn’t make a ton of scratch during its theatrical run.
Box Office Mojo reports that Jobs only brought in $16 million, which is a lot less than Kutcher’s Two and a Half Men paycheck. The movie couldn’t find an audience overseas either; the flick’s foreign total is perched at $19 million.
Check out this year’s top ten highest-paid TV actors below.
Ashton Kutcher – $24 million
Jon Cryer – $21 million
Ray Romano – $16 million
Neil Patrick Harris – $15 million
Mark Harmon – $15 million
Patrick Dempsey – $13 million
Tim Allen – $11 million
Angus T. Jones – $11 milllion
Michael C. Hall – $10 million
Charlie Sheen – $10 million
Are you a fan of Two and a Half Men star Ashton Kutcher? Were you surprised to learn that the actor is currently the highest-paid actor on television?
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