The Forbes list placed Australian Simon Baker of The Mentalist at number 6 on its, male-dominated, actors list of Top 10 television earners.
This means that our Simon still earns more than The Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons. Parsons this week scooped up his 4th Emmy for his role as The Big Bang Theory’s eccentric genius Sheldon Cooper.
Ashton Kutcher, star of Two and a Half Men, scooped the #1 earner title yet again, topping Forbes’ annual list with his estimated $26 million earnings between June 2013 and June 2014.
Jon Cryer and Mark Hormon shared the second spot; each earning US$19 million while Neil Patrick Harris placed third with estimated earnings of US$18 million.
Kevin Spacey and Grey’s Anatomy lead Patrick Dempsey took fourth position on the list with an annual earning of US$16 million.
Veteran TV funny man Tim Allen placed at number five by banking US$15 million earnings.
Simon Baker took 6th place, thanks to income generated from his work on The Mentalist and endorsement contracts with both Givenchy and Longines.
Emmy favourite Jim Parsons was next at #7, bagging US$12 million for his role as Sheldon Cooper in Big Bang Theory.
Hot on Parson’s heels were Jason Segel and Johnny Galecki who secured joint eighth place with US$11 million each.
It seems that Charlie Sheen’s star is fading but he still managed a three-way tie with Jon Hamm and Josh Radno, all of who had earned US$10 million.
Last on the list is How I met Your Mother’s Bryan Cranston, with $8 million.