Ashton Kutcher Is The Richest Actor in Television? Someone Tell Charlie Sheen

Ray Romano and Hugh Laurie finish tied for second on Forbes' list of television's highest paid actors

Last Updated: October 17, 2012 @ 2:13 PM

Ashton Kutcher already nabbed Charlie Sheen’s role on “Two and a Half Men,” and now he’s got Sheen beat somewhere else – at the bank.

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Kutcher is television’s highest paid actor, based on a Forbes list of TV's highest paid actors. According to the magazine, Kutcher netted $24 million in the period between May 2011 and May 2012, besting small screen mainstays like Hugh Laurie and Ray Romano ($18 million each).

Just a year ago, Sheen sat on the top of the list as his hefty “Men” payday supplemented the actor’s lavish lifestyle.

Sheen, who didn’t work much during that time period as he melted down in the public eye, should rebound thanks to his  FX show, “Anger Management.”

For now, it’s Kutcher on top, even besting his Emmy-winning co-star Jon Cryer.

And if you needed any other reason to be jealous of the actor and Silicon Valley favorite, he’s reportedly dating Mila Kunis.

He’s flush with green. We’re all green with envy.

Here’s the full list of the top ten:


1. Ashton Kutcher – 24

2. Hugh Laurie – 18

2. Ray Romano – 18

4. Alec Baldwin – 15

4. Mark Harmon – 15

6. Tim Allen – 14

7. Jon Cryer – 13

8. Patrick Dempsey – 12

9. Jason Segel – 8

9. Jim Parsons – 8

9. Johnny Galecki – 8