August 6, 2008
Charlie Sheen has been ID'd as the highest paid TV actor in Tinseltown making a ridiculous $825,000 per episode of his half hour comedy "Two And A Half Men." That's more than Keifer Sutherland in '24', or even CSI star and exec producer William Petersen who has to make do with $600,000 an episode.
So for a 22-minute show, Charlie makes like $37,500 PER MINUTE which is about what most Americans make in a year...no wonder Denise Richards is always wanting mo' money out of this guy!
TV Guide compiled the list, looking for the top 10 earning actors and actresses. Sheen's insane take also includes part ownership in the show.
On the women's side, Law & Order: SVU's Mariska Hargitay comes in first with a payday of $400,000, while The Closer's Kyra Sedgwick is runner-up with $275,000.
The cast of 'The Simpsons' are also well-paid - each voice actor receives $400,000 per episode. WOW their all in the big money!