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The “Two and a Half Men” star is holding on to his title as America’s best paid actor.
How much did Ashton earned per episode? How true it is?
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In the latest celebrity update, Ashton Kutcher is still the highest paid actor for second consecutive year with ranking in $750,000 per episode according to the latest rankings from TV Guide.
Ashton is up ahead of his co-star Jon Cryer with the earnings of $650,000 per episode of the long running show while Mark Hamon remains in third place with $525,000 per episode.
In fact, the first woman to make an appearance in the ranking Mariska Hargitay of “Law & Order SVU” brings in $400,000 per episode. She is followed by a string of stars tied at $350,000 per episode: Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco and Johny Galecki of Big Bang Theory,” Simon Baker of “The Mentalist” and Patrick Dempsey, Ellen Pompeo and Sandra Oh of “Grey’s Anatomy.
TV guide also reveals that Laurence Fishburne earns $175,000 per episode in the new series “Hannibal,” while Robin Williams is taking in $165,000 per episode for “The Crazy Ones,” the new sitcom coming to CBS this fall.
Meanwhile, the most unexpected change in TV Guide’s ranking comes from the late night category, where Jon Stewart is reported to earn more per year than the longtime leaders of the category, Jay Leno and David Letterman. The comedian reportedly earns $25-30 million per year for hosting “The Daily Show,” while Leno and Letterman have both seen a drop in annual income in recent years, bringing their salary down to $20 million per year.