A survey of TV star salaries revealed that some of highest-paid actors and TV personalities include Jon Stewart and Two and a Half Men star Ashton Kutcher.
TV Guide conducted the survey which will include the salary of over 150 stars on the upcoming Aug. 22 issue of TV Guide Magazine. The poll has a list of the best-paid celebrities in every major TV category including drama, comedy, reality, late night, news and day time shows.
NCIS’s Mark Harmon and Ashton Kutcher have the highest salaries in drama and comedy respectively, with the first making $525,000 and the latter bringing in $750,000 per episode. Radio personality Howard Stern leads all reality stars with a yearly $15 million salary on America’s Got Talent.
Jon Stewart is the best-paid late night talk show host, raking in somewhere between $25 and $30 million a year on The Daily Show. NBC’s Matt Lauer leads all news anchors with his $22-25 million salary, but that figure pales in comparison to Judge Judy’s Judy Sheindlin and her $47 million salary.