Believe it or not, Jim Parsons is the highest-paid TV star in the past few years. The role of neurotic and silly physicist Sheldon Cooper drastically raised the level of his net worth to an astonishing $70 million.
The Big Bang Theory
As we mentioned before, acting in a popular sitcom The Big Bang Theory was a turning point in Jim Parsons career. In 2006 he signed up for the audition and impressed Chuck Lore, the director of the sitcom. From the 2007 Jim begun to conquer the hearts of the public with his incredible interpretation of silly and geeky genius Sheldon Cooper. As time was passing, The Big Bang Theory was entering in more and more homes gaining the faithful fans around the globe.
First Parson’s Emmy Award in 2010 come for work in this show. After that, he won three more in 2011, 2013 and 2014. He also won the Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in a Television Series: Musical or Comedy in 2011 and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the spring of 2015.
Of course, before The Big Beng Theory, he struggled by performing in off-Broadway plays hoping to find better roles. The situation got better when he got a role in the TV show Judging Amy and the series Ed culminating to the mentioned role of Sheldon Cooper.
After that, his career was gong only straightforward. He has appeared in many televisions shows such as Saturday Night Live, iCarly or Family Guy. He appeared in the HBO TV movie The Normal Heart, a drama that displays the horror and devastation of AIDS in New York City between 1981 and 1984.
Parsons has also stared in movies: Wish I Was Here, The Big Year, The Muppets, Hidden Figures, and many more.
Net Worth 2019
At the beginning of recording famous TV series The Big Bang Theory, Parsons was paid $200,000 for each episode. As the sitcom was gaining popularity, his salary was rising too. In 2013 his salary was $325,000, and the new contract signed in 2014 guaranteed him $1 million per episode plus over 1% of the show’s earnings. Be aware of the fact each season has 24 episodes. Pretty cool, right?
That leads us to a number of $70 million of his net worth and the No.89 on Forbes Celebrity 100 list in 2015.
His richness allows him to buy a $6.4 million worth house with Spanish Colonial appearance. With its formal entry, library, den, three bedrooms, and 3.5 bathrooms, the two-story home is a dreaming place to live in. Besides that, Parsons owns a luxurious apartment in Lower Manhattan, New York, valued at $2.9 million.