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9. Jim Parsons - The actor, who plays Sheldon Cooper on the CBS show 'The Big Bang Theory,' is no. 9 on Forbes' list. He earned $8 million between May 2011 and May 2011, the outlet said.
Parsons has won two Emmys for his role on the comedy series. In 2011, he also starred in the new 'Muppet' movie.
(Pictured: Jim Parsons talks to OnTheRedCarpet.com on Dec. 15, 2011 at a Los Angeles party to celebrate the 100th episode of CBS series 'The Big Bang Theory.')