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Big Bang, Modern Family rule Forbes' highest paid list

August 26, 2015 16:34 IST

There's an Indian actor in top ten!

After releasing its annual highest paid list of actors and actresses, Forbes' highest paid TV actors 2015 is now out.

And two of our favourite shows dominate the top 15!

Take a look and be amazed:


1. Jim Parsons


Photograph: Angela Weiss/Getty Images

If the list is anything to go by, sitcoms are huge right now and the payoff of being in one even bigger.

Jim Parsons, Sheldon Cooper of The Big Bang Theory, has topped the list with $29 million in the fiscal 2014-15. 


2. Jon Galecki

Photograph: Alberto E Rodriguez/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly

His costar Jon Galecki, the awkward physicist Leonard Hofstadter, trails him with an equally impressive $27 million. 


3. Mark Harmon, Kunal Nayyar, Simon Helberg and Ashton Kutcher

Photograph: Mark Harmon - Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images, Kunal Nayyar and Simon Helberg - Kevin Winter/Getty Images , Ashton Kutcher -  Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

NCIS heavyweight Mark Harmon figures at number three with the rest of the Big Bang leading men -- Kunal Nayyar and Simon Herberg -- and Two and a Half Men star Ashton Kutcher.

The men made $20 million in the past year. 

 

7. Jon Cryer and Ray Romano

Photograph: Jon Cryer - Michael Buckner/Getty Images, Ray Romano -Vivien Killilea/Getty Images

Kutcher's Two and a Half Men costar Jon Cryer has tied with funnyman Ray Romano with $15 million in the bank. 

 

9. Patrick Dempsey and Simon Baker

Photograph: Patrick Dempsey - Lucas Jackson/Reuters, Simon Baker - Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Reaping benefits from medical drama Grey's Anatomy is McDreamy AKA Patrick Dempsey, drawing in a cool $12 million, same as The Mentalist star Simon Baker.  

 

11. Ty Burrell

Photograph: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Next up is Modern Family's endearingly goofy Phil Dunphy (played by Ty Burrell), banking in $11.5 million from his acclaimed show and other engagements.

 

12. Jesse Tyler Fergusson

Photograph: Robin Marchant/Getty Images

His onscreen brother-in-law Jesse Tyler Fergusson trails him with $11 million in earnings.

 

13. Ed O' Neil and Eric Stonestreet


Photograph: Ed O'Neil - Rachel Murray/Getty Images, Eric Stonestreet -  Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

While Pritchett family patriarch on Modern Family, Ed O'Neil ties with onscreen son-in-law Eric Stonestreet with $10.5 million. 

 

15. Kevin Spacey

Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

House of Cards star Kevin Spacey rounds of top 15 with $9.5 in earnings.