Well, the majority of the series followers must be familiar with the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory or at least must have heard of it. The character Sheldon Cooper was portrayed by Jim Parsons, four Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Golden Globe winner for his performance in the Chuck Lorre series. The American actor has made a stunning wealth, most of it coming from his role in the CBS sitcom.
Parsons' character Cooper in his career is the most admired role. The reviewer Lewis Beale described his performance as 'so spot-on, it seems as if the character and the actor are the same person.'' Likewise, Parson also mentioned that he was delighted to work in the series and felt like the character was specially meant for him.
Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper
So, what is Jim Parsons' net worth? Let's find out about the American actor's earnings and salaries from his career along with his other sources of income including his endorsements. We will also add some details regarding his lifestyle, houses, and properties.
Jim Parsons: Net Worth and Salary
Parsons was listed as the world's highest-paid TV actor in 2017 by Forbes. Leading with an income of $27.5 million, he was followed by his co-stars, Johnny Galecki($26.5 million), Simon Helberg($26 million), and Kunal Nayyar($25 million). That year, the Modern Family star Ty Burrell's total earning was $13.5 million with the 6th spot in Forbes. Parsons was at the 19th spot in 2014 with an income of $12 million that year.
Source: Vanity Fair
Parsons has accumulated a net worth of around $78 million, as in 2018. After winning the Golden Globes Award in 2011 Parsons' salary also hiked up to $350K in 2013 season. After a year, Parsons along with his co-stars signed a new deal with CBS, which paid them $1 million per episode for the succeeding 3 seasons and gave a huge lift to the 45 years old's net worth.
The cast of Big Bang Theory
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For the latest season, Jim Parsons along with his castmates were paid $100K less than the previous season in order to raise the salaries of their co-stars: Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch. Parson bagged over $1 million per episode during the previous season of the comedy sitcom and took home over $24 million in total, excluding his extra profit participation from the show which makes him the highest earner among his fellow castmates.
The Texas-born actor also appeared alongside Jack Black, Owen Wilson, Steve Martin, and Rashida Jones in the 2011 comedy film The Big Year and the same year, he featured in the musical comedy The Muppets with Jason Segel and Amy Adams.
In 2015, Parson co-starred with Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez in the DreamWorks Animation's sci-fi-comedy adventure film Home, which was quite a hit and grossed over $386 million at the box office despite the mixed reviews from critics. He also was inducted into Hollywood Walk of Fame that year.
Jom Parsons: receiving his walk of fame
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Furthermore, Parsons also appeared in the titular character in the Broadway's play An Act of God. He is currently the narrator of the prequel franchise of The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon that follows the Sheldon Cooper from the age of nine. The show first aired on September last year on CBS.