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Ashton Kutcher Tops Forbes' List of Highest-Paid TV Actors

October 18, 2012 (1:45 am) GMT
The 'Two and a Half Men' star rules the list with $24 million, beating out Hugh Laurie and Ray Romano who earn $18 million each in the past year.

is the highest-paid man on television, according to Forbes. The 34-year-old, who currently stars as Walden Schmidt on "", rules the annual list released by the magazine with an estimated $24 million he made between May 2011 and May 2012.

The former "That '70s Show" actor takes over the reign from his "Men" predecessor , who earned a whooping $40 million last year. Following his meltdown which cost him the role on the CBS sitcom, the Charlie Goodson of FX's sitcom "" is now out of the list.

Placing second are and who are tied with $18 million. The British thesp earns the money during the final season of "", while the comedian earns such big amount mostly through syndication of his hit show "Everybody Loves Raymond" which was canceled in 2005.

Trailing behind them are "" star and "" actor who are tied with $15 million apiece. Also making into the list are ($14 million), ($13 million), ($12 million), ($8 million), ($8 million) and ($8 million).

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