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Parsons, fellow ‘Big Bang’ actors top Forbe’s best-paid list

Friday, Sep 23, 2016,13:42 IST By metrovaartha A A A

New York | “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 by Forbes.

Jim Parsons led with a USD 25.5 million take between June 2015 and this June, Forbes said, followed by cast-mates Johnny Galecki (USD 24 million), Simon Helberg (USD 22.5 million) and Indian origin Kunal Nayyar (USD 22 million).

In fifth place: Mark Harmon, star of CBS’ drama “NCIS,” was paid USD 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 USD 24.5 million.

In that top spot: ABC’s “Modern Family” bombshell Sofia Vergara, with USD 43 million.