Sheen-tiger-cig-gi.jpgLooks like even when Charlie Sheen is losing he’s still winning…to the tune of $40 million.

Forbes has released its list of highest paid actors on TV, and the former “Two and a Half Men” star topped the list of estimated annual earnings with a staggering $40 million. Sheen is also set to make up to $125 million in the coming years, this a result of his lawsuit settlement against Warner Bros.

Next on the list was Ray Romano. Romano earned in the neighborhood of $20 million from “Everyone Loves Raymond” syndication and from his work in “Men of a Certain Age” among other sources. Coming in third is everyone’s favorite boss, Steve Carell, who made $15 million from working at “The Office.”  

The ranking is based on estimated earnings from May 2010 – May 2011.

One interesting note is that the Top 10 men earned a combined $147 million, while the Top 10 women earned a total of $94 million.

Here’s the full list…

  1. Charlie Sheen – $40 million
  2. Ray Romano – $20 million
  3. Steve Carell – $15 million
  4. Mark Harmon – $13 million
  5. Jon Cryer – $11 million
  6. Laurence Fishburne – $11 million
  7. Patrick Dempsey – $10 million
  8. Simon Baker – $9 million
  9. Hugh Laurie – $9 million
  10. Chris Meloni – $9 million
Posted by:David Eckstein