Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, And Johnny Galecki Making $1 Million Per Episode For The Big Bang Theory

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Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, And Johnny Galecki Making $1 Million Per Episode For The Big Bang Theory

Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, and Johnny Galecki are going to be raking in the cash by the time The Big Bang Theory ends its run. Actually, correct that. They’re raking in the cash NOW, where their re-negotiations have reportedly led them into Friends territory, where they will each be making almost $1 million an episode. Let me repeat: $1 million PER EPISODE.

That’s not only $24 million per year, but that fee doesn’t even count all their back-end deals, profit participation, merchandising, syndication income, and residuals. According to Deadline, the trio could end up making almost $90 million [each] over the next three years. The trio is contracted for Season 8 to Season 10, and after those three years are up, they could easily end up making EVEN MORE if they agree to a few more seasons.What’s actually even more astonishing is that the amount the network and studios will be paying these three is actually nothing compared to the profits they make off this show. I mean, they make ridiculous amounts of money with The Big Bang Theory, and it’s one of the few shows that actually contributes to Time Warner’s bottom line in a significant way.

In addition to increased salary and participation on the show, the trio has also gotten production deals with the studio, with Jim Parsons’ agreement including film, TV, and theater. But WBTV should give these actors whatever they want, including a mansion dripping with gold, because the show is reportedly poised to net the studio over $1 billion in profits. Yikes.

While Parsons, Galecki, and Cuoco have been negotiating their own salaries separately, the supporting players Kunal Nayyar and Simon Helberg, are also looking to raise their own salaries. They were making $100,000 per episode after their 2010 negotiations,  but with the way the main trio’s salary has increased, I’m guessing at least half a million dollars will be the requirement for Nayyar and Helberg.

What do you guys think about these salaries? Do you find them justified, or just ridiculously extravagant? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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32 Comments
  1. ToniPayneOnline.Com says

    I guess they are the new “Friends” I remember they were also getting paid something similar.

  2. ToniPayneOnline.Com says

    I guess they are the new “Friends” I remember they were also getting paid something similar.

  3. Marya says

    If the Friends could do it 10 years ago, I guess it’s not that outrageous (relatively speaking…).

  4. Amber says

    I love the show, but think it’s a little much. But of course I wouldn’t be complaining making that much either 🙂

  5. Marya says

    If the Friends could do it 10 years ago, I guess it’s not that outrageous (relatively speaking…).

  6. Amber says

    I love the show, but think it’s a little much. But of course I wouldn’t be complaining making that much either 🙂

  7. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    I love this show so much. I hope it never ends.

  8. LifeAsAConvert says

    Wow! That is hard to imagine making that much per episode!

  9. katrina g says

    hard to imagine making that much but it happens with super successful shows like this. take Friends and Sienfield for example.

  10. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    I love this show so much. I hope it never ends.

  11. Anna says

    I can’t imagine making that much money. I guess if the show is making that kind of money then it’s fair to pay them that much money. Love the show.

  12. LifeAsAConvert says

    Wow! That is hard to imagine making that much per episode!

  13. Esther Irish says

    I don’t watch the show, but if they are making that much money then they are probably worth that. They draw that much revenue. More power to them. I say that’s awesome. 🙂

  14. Holly says

    This is such a great show! That is a lot of money per episode!

  15. TweenselMom says

    a million bucks, wow! I wish I have that kind of money too 🙂

  16. teresa mccluskey says

    Wow, that’s a lot of cash! Wonder what they do with it all?

  17. katrina g says

    hard to imagine making that much but it happens with super successful shows like this. take Friends and Sienfield for example.

  18. Anna says

    I can’t imagine making that much money. I guess if the show is making that kind of money then it’s fair to pay them that much money. Love the show.

  19. Ann Bacciaglia says

    I can’t even imagine having that much money. That is an insane amount!

  20. Esther Irish says

    I don’t watch the show, but if they are making that much money then they are probably worth that. They draw that much revenue. More power to them. I say that’s awesome. 🙂

  21. Holly says

    This is such a great show! That is a lot of money per episode!

  22. TweenselMom says

    a million bucks, wow! I wish I have that kind of money too 🙂

  23. teresa mccluskey says

    Wow, that’s a lot of cash! Wonder what they do with it all?

  24. Ann Bacciaglia says

    I can’t even imagine having that much money. That is an insane amount!

  25. Amber NElson says

    Wow, if I had that much money I wouldn’t even know what to do with myself.

  26. Maggie says

    This is so crazy! The people that should be making money like that are doctors and nurses. People who save lives every day.

  27. Amber NElson says

    Wow, if I had that much money I wouldn’t even know what to do with myself.

  28. Maggie says

    This is so crazy! The people that should be making money like that are doctors and nurses. People who save lives every day.

  29. Alysia says

    I’m all for multimillion (or billion) dollar corporations digging into their pockets for those who make less than their profit margins, or those that contribute to them. I just wish more was done for the ones who REALLY help out with that- the viewers.
    I hope these stars spend wisely.

  30. Carissa says

    Wow! Can you even imagine?! But really, if you do the work and someone will pay then you deserve the $$$. Everyone’s raking in the cash with this show. And good for them.

  31. Alysia says

    I’m all for multimillion (or billion) dollar corporations digging into their pockets for those who make less than their profit margins, or those that contribute to them. I just wish more was done for the ones who REALLY help out with that- the viewers.
    I hope these stars spend wisely.

  32. Carissa says

    Wow! Can you even imagine?! But really, if you do the work and someone will pay then you deserve the $$$. Everyone’s raking in the cash with this show. And good for them.

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