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Jan 05 2017
Pay For Gays: Salaries Of Top TV Stars Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2017-01-05 at 10.26.45 AMFrom lower L, clockwise: Roberts via ABC, Cyrus via NBC, Parsons via CBS, DeGeneres via Telepictures, Shepard via Fox, Cooper via CNN.

Some of these estimated salaries of top TV stars are pretty mind-blowing. I knew Judy Sheindlin made a bundle, but $47M a year?

And when it comes to episodic TV, how'd you like to knock down $1M per episode to do the backbreaking work Kaley Cuoco does on Big Bang Theory?

Variety's full list is here.

LGBTQ-related talent is well-represented, with two of us among the top-paid people in entertainment:

Jim Parsons $1M per episode = $24M per year

Ellen DeGeneres $20M per year

Miley Cyrus $13-$15M per year

Robin Roberts $10-$15M per year

Shepard Smith $10M per year

Anderson Cooper $9-$11M per year

David Muir $7M per year

Rachel Maddow $7M per year

Jesse Tyler Ferguson $250K per episode = $6M per year

Andy Cohen $4-$5M per year