Charlie Sheen Is TV's Best Paid Actor
The star's huge earnings include profits for ownership rights of the program. Sheen is way ahead of his nearest contender William Petersen, who takes home $600,000 per show for his role as Gil Grissom on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Actress Mariska Hargitay is the best paid female in a prime-time TV drama - she earns an estimated $400,000 for every Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (SVU) episode she films. The cast of The Simpsons are also well-paid - each voice actor receives $400,000 per episode.
Others on the TV Guide magazine list include American Idol judge Simon Cowell, who gets $50 million per season of the talent show, and Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, whose five-year deal with TV network Fox is worth $100 million.
However the highest paid TV celebrity by far is talk show queen Oprah Winfrey - her annual salary from her talk show alone is $385 million.
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