Jim Parsons Net Worth 2017 - The Big Bang Theory lead is the highest paid actor of the year

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Jim Parsons net worth 2017

Jim Parsons' role is as Sheldon Cooper in the award winning sitcom "The Big Bang Theory" is legendary.

His brilliant portrayal of a wacky scientist led him to win the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series in 2011, as well as many Primetime Emmy nominations over the 10 year run of the show.

So what is Jim Parsons net worth in 2017? What are Jim Parsons's salary/earnings? Read on...

Jim Parsons Career, Earnings, Salary



James Joseph Parsons, more commonly known as Jim Parsons, is an American Actor born on March 24, 1973, in Houston, Texas.

His earlier work included Off-Broadway productions and other minor TV roles in shows such as Judging Amy, and Ed. He also made appearances in films such as Garden State and School for Scoundrels.

His rise to stardom came when he auditioned for the show The Big Bang Theory where he plays Sheldon Cooper. The sitcom focuses heavily on geek culture, advanced science, and relationships of the characters. He co-stars alongside Kaley Cuoco, John Galecki and more talented celebrities.

The show was created by Chuck Lorre who was impressed by Parson's rendition of the character.

The show has currently run for 10 seasons with overall positive responses from critics and fans of the show.

The show was such a success, that him and his co-stars are currently earning $1M per episode as well as a percentage of the earnings.

Thanks to his brilliant performance, he won the Television Critics Association award for individual achievement in comedy as well as a nomination for a Primetime Emmy in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.

He went on to win the Golden Globe in 2011 for Best Actor in a Television Series which was presented by co-star Kaley Cuoco.

In the same year, he was cast in the film The Big Year alongside other successful comedians such as Steve Martin, Jack Black and Rashia Jones.

He also took part in the 2012 revival of Harvey by Elwood P. Dowd on Broadway.

On March 11, 2015, Jim Parsons earned his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In the same year, he starred in the Dreamworks film Oh with co-star Rihanna.

Recently, he has started hosting the show Jim Parsons is Too Stupid for Politics on SiriusXM.

Jim Parsons Net Worth 2017: How Much Money Does Jim Parsons Have?

The success of The Big Bang Theory has been insanely lucrative for the major characters in the show. Jim Parsons and his co-stars now earn $1 million per episode plus a percentage of the earnings. That places them all among the highest paid actors in the business.

Jim Parsons in particular is reportedly THE highest paid actor with $27.5 million in earnings last year. He has held that top spot for three years in a row.

Besides his income from The Big Bang Theory Jim Parsons boasts an enormously profitable endorsement contract with Intel. He also has a key role in the prequel of The Big Bang Theory called Young Sheldon.

In all, we estimate Jim Parsons net worth in 2017 at approximately $70 million.

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