Mandatory Credit: Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock (9328454i) Jim Parsons 2018 Sundance Film Festival - "A Kid Like Jake" Portrait Session, Park City, USA - 21 Jan 2018

The Big Bang Theory- actor Jim Parsons is again the best-paid TV actor in the world. The 45-year-old American, known for his role as Sheldon Cooper in the popular sitcom, raised 26.5 million dollars (over 23 million euros) last year.

Parsons is in first place in the list of business magazine Forbes for the fourth consecutive year.

The rest of the top consists entirely of Parsons direct colleagues from The Big Bang Theory. Johnny Galecki (Leonard Hofstadter in the series) finished second with $ 25 million, Kunal Nayyar (Rajesh Koothrappali) and Simon Helberg (Howard Wolowitz) complete the top three with each 23.5 million.


NCIS star Mark Harmon is in fifth place with a 19 million dollar salary. The rest of the top ten consists almost entirely of actors from Modern Family.