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LGBT stars top ‘highest paid’ list

Penny Dice October 5, 2016
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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.

Related topics: Anderson Cooper, Ellen, highest-paid, Jim Parsons, rachel maddow, Stars, US, variety

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