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Ashton Kutcher Is Still Highest-Paid TV Actor

August 26, 2014 (7:59 am) GMT
The 'Two and a Half Men' star tops Forbes' annual year for the third year in a row, followed by his co-star Jon Cryer and 'NCIS' actor Mark Harmon.
Ashton Kutcher

maintains his reign as the highest-paid TV actor. The 36-year-old father-to-be tops Forbes' 2014 List of TV's Top-Earning Actors, with an estimated $26 million in earnings from June 2013 to June 2014.

This is Kutcher's third consecutive time topping the list. His earnings are up $3 million over last year's list, thanks to a lucrative multi-year contract with computer company Lenovo as a product engineer.

His "" co-star follows in the second place and is tied with "" lead with an estimated $19 million each. Besides his TV gig, Cryer earned the big sum from a book deal as he's set to release a memoir in 2015.

takes the third place with $18 million, up from his $3 million earnings back in 2012. He made such impressive leap thanks to his breakout performance in Broadway's "Hedwig and the Angry Inch".

and are tied in the fourth place with $16 million each. trails close behind them in the fifth place with $15 million, up almost $4 million from last year's total, although his name is rarely heard these days.

1. - $26 million
2. - $19 million (tie)
2. - $19 million (tie)
3. - $18 million
4. - $16 million (tie)
4. - $16 million (tie)
5. - $15 million
6. - $13 million
7. - $12 million
8. - $11 million (tie)
8. - $11 million (tie)
9. - $10 million (tie)
9. - $10 million (tie)
9. - $10 million (tie)
10. - $8 million

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