Ashton Kutcher Highest-Paid TV Actor; Bieber Reigns Supreme For Teen Earners
First Published: August 10, 2011 6:22 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Ashton Kutcher replaced Charlie Sheen on “Two and a Half Men,” and now, the 33-year-old actor has taken another title formerly held by Sheen – highest-paid TV actor.
Kutcher’s $700,000 per episode salary ranks No. 1 among television stars, according to TV Guide’s annual “Who Earns What” issue.
Other notable TV star salaries include recent “CSI” addition Ted Danson at $225,000 per episode, and former “24” star Kiefer Sutherland, who will also earn a $225K paycheck for every episode of his new show, “Touch,” according to the mag.
Former “Home Improvement” star Tim Allen also makes the list, with a $225K per show salary for his new comedy, “Last Man Standing” on ABC.
Adults aren’t the only aren’t the only ones bringing home the bacon.
On a different list, spotlighting teen earners, and featured in People magazine, Canadian heartthrob and singer, Justin Bieber, scores the No. 1 spot by bringing in a whopping $53 million last year.
The mag dubbed Miley Cyrus the “Richest Teen Queen,” earning $15 million last year, while “The Twilight Saga’s” Taylor Lautner, 19, took in over $8 million for the franchise’s final two films — making him People’s “Richest Teen Movie Star.”
As for the richest teen TV star, the title goes to another “Two and a Half Men” actor — 17-year-old star Angus T. Jones, who brought in $7.8 million last year ($300,000 per episode).
Check out the full lists of Hollywood’s largest salaries when the latest issue of TV Guide hit newsstands on Thursday. People’s teen list hits newsstands on Friday.
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