Net worth of $160 million
Jim Parsons is an American TV and film actor. He has a net worth of $160 million. His role in CBS Sitcom The Big Bang Theory has primary role in his net worth. His role of the geek Sheldon Cooper has made him very popular and got him many awards. He has won the TV Critics Association award for the best individual achievements in comedy, the TV Chairman’s Award for a essential breakthrough in a specific art discipline, from the National Association of Broadcasters, many Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a TV Series Musical or Comedy. He became the highest paid actor on television for several years, with annual income that tops $25.5 million from the show alone.
Jim Parsons was born in Houston, Texas on March 24, 1973. He determined to become an actor after he played the role of the Kola-Kola bird in a school production. He was six years old then. He played a role in the school play called Noises Off when he was in junior year. Parson referred to the play as the first time “I fully connected with the role I was playing and started to truly understand what it meant to be honest on stage”. He received an undergraduate degree from the University of Houston. He appeared in 17 plays during his college days. He joined a special two-year course in classic theatre, taught in partnership with the Old Globe Theatre. He auditioned for many television shows before the Big Bang Theory but even after got selected, the show couldn’t be able to pick up by a television network. He gave audition for the Big Bang Theory and series creator Chuck Lorre was so impressed with him. He even took second audition to see if parson could replicate the performance. He got selected for the role and rest is the history.
Jim Parsons Salary
Jim charged $60,000 per episode for the first season of Big Bang Theory. His salary boosted to $250,000 per episode throughout the second season to fourth. For seasons five through seven he got $350,000 per episode. For season 8, 9 and 10 he earned $1.2 million per episode. Jim earned slightly lower salary of $1 million per episode for the final seasons, 11 and 12.
If add it all up, he earned $177.7 million from The Big Bang Theory.
Royalties and Residuals
When the show reached on the peak in later years, the three main cast members (Kaley, Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons) negotiated a deal where they each would own 1% of the show’s backend equity. The show made $1 billion in the first year of syndication sales. That means they earned an extra $10 million in the first year.
Jim Parsons Net Worth from Real Estate: He sold his long-time home in the Los Feliz neighbourhood of Los Angeles for $6.95 million in April 2019. He bought this house for $6.325 million in 2014 from Twilight actor Robert Pattinson.
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