The small screen may not have the charm of the big, silver screen but, that doesn’t mean that the people performing on the small screen earn anything less than their big screen counterparts. With the ever increasing following of TV shows like Big Bang Theory, Modern Family etc., it is only expected that the actors in them will have their paychecks bloating up. So, here is a list of the top earning actors and actresses of the TV universe.
1. Sofia Vergara
The Modern Family star earned a whopping $43 million dollars last year. Not only is this amount staggering but it is almost double of what the 2nd placed actors earned.
2. Kaley Cuoco and Jim Parsons
3. Johnny Galecki
Another star from The Big Bang Theory makes this list. He earns a little less than his co-stars but still pocketed a cool $24 million dollars.
4. Kunal Nayyar
Surprise, surprise. Another star from The Big Bang Theory has once again made this list. Earning just a little less, he still earns a $24 million dollars. Not bad, not bad at all for a geek.
5. Mark Harmon
The actor finally breaks the stranglehold of sit-coms in this list. The star of the American action, procedural television series bags a cool $20 million dollars.
6. Mindy Kaling
The Mindy Project star earns a sweet $15 million dollars. This is not bad when you consider the fact that she is a doctor with a personal and professional life in complete disarray.
7. Ellen Pompeo
The Grey’s Anatomy star too finds herself on this list. She earns $14.5 million dollars and that is amazing for a doctor.
8. Mariska Hargitay
The star of the long-running American procedural and legal drama, Law, and Order too earns a cool $14.5 million dollars.