The Big Bang Theory: The Richest Cast Members on the Show and How Much They Earned Per Episode

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After 12 seasons, The Big Bang Theory cast is gearing up for its final run. The show made each of the stars a household name and helped add to their wealth.

Here are the richest cast members on The Big Bang Theory and how much they earned for each episode.

Melissa Rauch

  • Net worth: $8 million
  • Salary per episode: $500,000

Melissa Rauch’s first acting role was in the 2006 movie Delirious. After that, she appeared in several television series, including 12 Miles of Bad Road and Kath & Kim. The actress also appeared on several episodes of True Blood, playing the role of Summer. Rauch joined The Big Bang Theory cast in 2009.

Mayim Bialik

Actress Mayim Bialik

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  • Net worth: $25 million
  • Salary per episode: $500,000

Mayim Bialik’s first acting role was in the TV series Beauty and the Beast in 1987. She played the role of Ellie in an episode titled “No Way Down.” The following year, she appeared in two episodes of The Facts of Life, playing the role of Jennifer Cole. Bialik also appeared on the hit shows Webster; Murphy Brown; Doogie Howser, M.D.; and The Wonder Years. Her big break came when she snagged the lead role in the television series Blossom, which ran from 1990 to 1995.

Simon Helberg

  • Net worth: $45 million
  • Salary per episode: $900,000

Helberg made his acting debut in the 1999 film Mumford. He played the role of a college roommate. After that, he went on to appear in several TV shows including Popular; The Weber Show; Sabrina, The Teenage Witch; and Reno! 911.

Kunal Nayyar

Kunal Nayyar

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  • Net worth: $45 million
  • Salary per episode: $900,000

Kunal Nayyar’s first acting role was in S.C.I.E.N.C.E, playing a pizza man. After that, he got his big break on The Big Bang Theory in 2007, playing the role of Raj Koothrappali. Nayyar has two upcoming acting projects. So far, his future projects include Think Like a Dog, and Trolls Rule the World.

Johnny Galecki

  • Net worth: $50 million
  • Salary per episode: $900,000

Galecki’s first acting role was in the 1997 TV movie Murder Ordained. He played the role of Doug Rule. One of his most popular early roles was the character Rusty in the 1989 movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. He appeared in a few more television shows and movies before getting his big break on the comedy Roseanne, in which he played the role of David Healy.

Kaley Cuoco

  • Net worth: $55 million
  • Salary per episode: $900,000

Kaley Cuoco made her acting debut in the 1992 TV movie Quicksand: No Escape. She played the role of Connie Reinhardt. From there, she appeared in other TV shows including Northern Exposure, My So-Called Life, Virtuosity, and Charmed. Cuoco also did voice-over work for the animated series Bratz, voicing the character of Kristee.

Jim Parsons

Jim Parsons

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  • Net worth: $70 million
  • Salary per episode: $900,000

The richest star on The Big Bang Theory is Jim Parsons. One of his first TV jobs was playing the role of Chet on an episode of Ed. After playing a few more small parts in various television shows, he went on to play the role of Rob Holbrook in the TV series Judging Amy, which ran from 2004 to 2005. In 2006, Parsons landed the role of Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory.

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