World's Highest-Paid TV Actors 2015: Jim Parsons Leads With $29 Million TakeThe Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons leads the pack with a $29 million haul earned between June 1, 2014 and June 1, 2015. Helping to boost his standing in the earnings race (last year Parsons ranked 9th among TV actors) was a new contract that reportedly netted him and castmates Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting and Johnny Galecki $1 million per episode and a more-than 1% cut of the show’s back-end profits. Add in a smash-hit Broadway show and an endorsement deal with Intel INTC +5.70% and the Emmy Awards’ reigning Leading Actor in a Comedy Series has become the king of the salary wars, too. The contract negotiations that helped Parsons nab the top spot and co-starGalecki the second, with $27 million, also helped rocket fellow cast membersSimon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar onto the list at $20 million each. The erstwhile Howard Wolowitz and Raj Koothrappali saw their salaries bloom from $100,000 per episode to a reported $800,000. With additional increases to come in the show’s ninth and tenth seasons, their ranks could climb even higher in the coming years.