Press Trust of India
October 18, 2012 16:56 IST
Ashton Kutcher takes over the reign from his predecessor Charlie Sheen, who earned a whopping USD 40 million last year
Two and a Half Men star
Ashton Kutcher has been named the highest-paid man on
television, according to Forbes.
The 34-year-old, who currently stars as Walden Schmidt on
the hit comedy show, rules the annual list released by the
magazine with an estimated USD 24 million he made between May
2011 and May 2012.
The former 'That 70s Show actor takes over the reign
from his Men predecessor Charlie Sheen, who earned a
whopping USD 40 million last year.
He lost the shot the CBS sitcom to Kutcher following a
very public meltdown. His current outing on the small screen
-- Anger Management -- is not part of the list.
Placed second are Hugh Laurie and Ray Romano, who are
tied with USD 18 million.
Laurie earned the money during the final season of House
MD, while Romano earned big amount mostly through syndication
of his hit show Everybody Loves Raymond which was cancelled
Trailing behind them are 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin and
'NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service' actor Mark Harmon
who are tied with USD 15 million each.
Also making into the list are Tim Allen (USD 14 million),
Jon Cryer (USD 13 million), Patrick Dempsey (USD 12 million),
Jim Parsons (USD 8 million), Johnny Galecki (USD 8 million)
and Jason Segel (USD 8 million).