Big Bang Theory is coming to an end, but only after claiming the throne of the longest running sitcom in the United States. The show captivated viewers for more than 12 years. After being on air for more than a decade, fans are devastated at the thought of the eventual finale, because they have connected with the characters. While this is also a bittersweet ending for most of the stars on the sitcom, the hearts can take comfort thinking about the millions they’ve earned in the last 12 years.
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Kaley Cuoco aka Penny captured the heart of her super geeky neighbor Leonard, and with it stole the heart of the nation. Cuoco has been on a successful TV show for over a decade. The talented actress has beauty, brains, and millions to her name. Read on to discover Kaley Cuoco Net Worth.
Big Bang Theory actress Kaley Christine Cuoco came into this world in Camarillo, California on the 30th of November, 1985. Kaley Cuoco parents are Layne Ann, a homemaker and Gary Carmine Cuoco, a successful realtor. Gary, her dad, has Italian ancestry while her mother is of English and German descent.
Some of you might remember Kaley rooting for her sister Briana, who was a contestant on the fifth season of The Voice. As a child, she was classed as a regional amateur tennis player. However, she sacrificed her passion for tennis, to pursue her career as an actress.
While most of Cuoco’s wealth is the result of starring in The Big Bang Theory, there are other contributors to her wealth as well. Before the stunning actress got her big break on The Big Bang Theory, she had a role on (the original) Charmed as Billie Jenkins from 2005 to 2006.
Later, she starred as Bridget Hennessy on 8 Simple Rules from 2002 to 2005. Even though these roles did not pay nearly as much like her role as Penny, they were a fundamental part of her growing earning potential.
The bubbly actress has been working in the industry since her teens, winning a Teen Choice Award and two People’s Choice Awards. At such a young age even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. When it was announced that the beloved sitcom was coming to an end, Cuoco was under contract with Warner Bros. for a jaw-dropping $1 million per episode (yup, she’s on par with the Game of Throne actors).
Even before signing the profitable deal, she was earning a generous $350,000 per episode. She, along with the other leading actors on the show actually took a pay cut when The Big Bang Theory was renewed for the 12th season. The joint decision was made in the hope that by taking a pay cut, fellow co-stars Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch would receive pay increases. Both of these actresses joined the cast much later in season 3.
Despite achieving success at such an early age, she has experienced some major ups and downs in her personal life inlcuding Kaley Cuoco divorce. The actress quietly dated her co-star actor Johnny Galecki, who plays her love interest, Leonard Hofstadter. The two parted amicably and remained firm friends. The actress went on to date and later marry, professional tennis player Ryan Sweeting on December 31, 2013. The marriage did not last long, the couple announced they were divorcing in September 2015.
The broken-hearted actress moved on to greener pastures and began dating pro equestrian Karl Cook, and loved up pair married on 30th June, 2018. Karl and Kaley Cuoco wedding took place at a horse stable near San Diego, California.
Her husband Carl has a respectable net worth as an equestrian, at $350,000. When combined with his dads’ it skyrockets to billions, because his dad is an American billionaire businessman, co-founder of Intuit, and has a net worth of $3.8 billion.
Kaley Cuoco is one of the highest paid actors (regardless of gender) on television right now. As of 2019, Kaley Cuoco net worth is estimated to be a heart-stopping $55 million. Cuoco was earning up to $1 million per episode and willingly took a pay cut to give her share to her co-stars. Despite the pay cut, she was still pocketing $900,000 per episode.
The Big Bang Theory actress had amassed such a massive fortune that by the time she divorced from, Ryan Sweeting, she was the one who was ordered to pay his attorney fees. This just shows how far she has come! It was an order given by the court because she had a bigger fortune than her ex-husband. Luckily for Kaley, the estranged couple had signed a prenuptial agreement that limited what Sweeting could obtain from her.
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