Discuss: Angus T. Jones Now Makes $300,000 Per Episode of Two and a Half Men
Happy birthday, Angus T. Jones. The Half portion of the hit CBS comedy Two and a Half Men turns 17 today and to celebrate, he's gotten himself a brand new contract. According to TMZ, Jones' new deal with CBS will pay him $300,000 per episode, which translates into $7.8 million per year. Insert caveats about how this is America and capitalism here, then click ahead to see which television stars Jones' deal leaves in the financial dust.
It's an apples-to-oranges comparison -- let's bear in mind that Two and a Half Men is still one of the biggest shows on television -- but just look at some of the people Jones tops on the earnings list: Jon Hamm, Tom Selleck, Julianne Margulies, Patrick Dempsey, Edie Falco and Jane Lynch. Oh, and Betty White, too. (Head explodes.)
Anyway, good for him and happy birthday. Don't go spending all that money in one place, OK?