He may have played a dunce on That 70′s Show and a tech genius in Jobs, but it’s his role as Walden Schmidt on CBS’ Two and a Half Men that has earned Ashton Kutcher the top spot in Forbes‘ ranking of the highest paid TV actors. Kutcher clocks in at number one with an estimated $24 million in earnings, thanks in large part to syndication.
But Kutcher wasn’t the only cast member from the show to make it rain; Jon Cryer holds the number 2 spot with $21 million and Angus T. Jones comes in seventh with $11 million.
Also on the list? Ray Romano at number 3, thanks to the powerful syndication of Everybody Loves Raymond and his guest arc on Parenthood. Meanwhile How I Met Your Mother star and award show host extraordinaire Neil Patrick Harris and NCIS‘ Mark Harmon both tied for fourth place.
Are you surprised by the list? What do you think of the top 5?