Ching Ching! The Forbes list of highest paid men on TV is here. Topping the list is Ashton Kutcher with an estimated fortune of £15.5million for filling Charlie Sheen’s shoes on Two And A Half Men.
Now in its eleventh season the US sitcom averages 11 million viewers per episode so, fair dues to Ashton, 36, and just as well seen as he has a baby due in a few weeks with fiancé Mila Kunis and their rumoured wedding to pay for next summer.
Kevin Spacey, 55, makes his debut on this year’s list at No. 4. The House of Cards star pulled in £9.6million million thanks to a lucrative contract with Netflix, an endorsement deal with E-Trade, and a role in Horrible Bosses 2.
And hottie Jon Hamm is another new addition at No. 9. Charlie Sheen is still pulling in big bucks for Two and a Half Mensyndication and Anger Management and is joint ninth place with Jon, 43, who pulled in £6 million this year, cashing in a hefty cheques playing dapper Don Draper on Mad Men, currently halfway through its last season.
The rest of his earnings come from endorsement deals with brands like American Airlines and Mercedes — adding his cool brogue and stylish image to any ad campaign is a no-brainer, clearly.
Other actors rolling in the money include Simon Baker, 45, on the list with £7.8 million for The Mentalist. How I Met Your Mother star Jason Segel, 34, who pulled in £6.6 million thanks to the last season of the show. Meanwhile, Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston, 58, made his debut with £4.8 million thanks to the final season of the cult show and his Tony-winning role in All the Way.
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by Sofia Zagzoule