• Jim Parsons as Sheldon on 'The Big Bang Theory'. (CBS)Source: CBS
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By
Devon Ivie

27 Sep 2016 - 11:54 AM  UPDATED 27 Sep 2016 - 11:54 AM

Well then, a hearty bazinga to you, Jim Parsons. 

The Big Bang Theory star has topped the annual list of Forbes's highest-paid television actors for a second year in a row, earning $25.5 million in the past year for his role as the eccentric Sheldon Cooper. (Endorsement and licensing deals are also factored into the total amount.)

Fellow BBT co-stars Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, and Kunal Nayyar follow Parsons to round out the other top four positions, while another CBS leading man, Mark Harmon, landed in fifth place for his role on NCIS. 

Compared to Forbes's women's list, though, none of the men came close to matching Sofia Vergara's astounding $43 million Modern Family payday. The entire list can be viewed below. Great work, gentlemen.

1. Jim Parsons — $25.5 million

2. Johnny Galecki — $24 million

3. Simon Helberg — $22.5 million

4. Kunal Nayyar — $22 million

5. Mark Harmon — $20 million

6. Ty Burrell — $12.5 million

7. Jesse Tyler Ferguson — $12 million (tie)

7. Nathan Fillion — $12 million (tie)

9. Ray Romano — $12 million

10. Ed O’Neil — $11.5 million

11. Eric Stonestreet — $11 million

12. Kevin Spacey — $10.5 million

13. Michael Weatherly — $10 million

14. David Duchovny — $10 million

15. Justin Chambers — $9.5 million

 

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