LGBT stars top ‘highest paid’ list
LGBT actors and personalities are among some of the highest paid in television, it has been revealed.
Research by Variety has revealed a number of LGBT stars fall within the top one percent of salaries across a range of TV genres.
In comedy, The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons tops the table – taking home around $1 million an episode.
In the same category, Modern Family’s favourite gay dads – Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson – pick up around $250,000 per show.
Although Jeffrey Tambor isn’t LGBT himself, for playing the part of trans woman, Maura, in Transparent he picks up around $275,000 an episode. The rest of the family takeaway about $100,000.
In drama, everyone’s favourite convict, Wentworth Miller, makes about $175,000 for each episode of Prison Break.
It’s believed that for hosting her show, Ellen makes around $20 million a year – while pansexual Miley Cyrus took home between $13 and $15 million for appearing on The Voice.
Anderson Cooper, Rachel Maddow and Andy Cohen get about $11 million, $7 million and $5 million respectively.
Other popular stars who have made the list include Judge Judy who is believed to make around $47 million and The Game of Thrones cast who make around $500,000 an episode.
Kevin Spacey also picks up around half a million an episode for playing scheming President Frank Underwood.