You will not believe how much The Big Bang Theory's Sheldon earns

Jim Parsons, best known as super-nerd Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory, is making serious bank.

The actor has topped Forbes' list of the world's highest paid TV actors once again, with a whopping $25.2 million pay packet.

Actor Jim Parsons attends the 200th Episode Celebration of The Big Bang Theory held at Vibiana
Jim Parsons (Richard Shotwell/AP)

Between June 1 2015 and June 1 2016, his lucrative Big Bang contract counted for the lion's share of Jim's impressive earnings.

In fact, all The Big Bang Theory stars are seriously cashing in, with Johnny Galecki taking the second spot on the list with $24 million in earnings during the period analysed by Forbes.

Actor Johnny Galecki attends the 200th Episode Celebration of
Johnny Galecki (Richard Shotwell/AP)

Simon Helberg's $22.5 million in earnings gave him the third spot while Kunal Nayyar came in at number four with $22 million.

Simon and Kunal have a slightly lower per-episode salary than Jim and Johnny, who both command $1 million per episode like the cast of Friends, but their side projects, such as Simon's role in Florence Foster Jenkins and Kunal's book, Yes, My Accent Is Real, rocketed them into the top five.

Kunal Nayyar, Simon Helberg and Chuck Lorre of The Big Bang Theory arrive for the Golden Globe Awards
Kunal and Simon with the show's executive producer Chuck Lorre (Matt Sayles/AP)

The fifth spot on the list was snagged by Mark Harmon, who coined in $20 million for his starring role and executive producing gig on NCIS.

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