October 17th, 2012
05:15 PM ET
Ashton Kutcher's move to "Two and a Half Men" has paid off.
According to the publication, Kutcher made an estimated $24 million between May 2011 and May 2012. (His Emmy-winning co-star Jon Cryer, meanwhile, brought in around $13 million.)
No, $24 million isn't close to the $40 million that put former "Two and a Half Men" star Charlie Sheen in the No. 1 spot on this same list in 2011, but times have swiftly changed. Sheen, who rebounded with a new TV show on FX, isn't on the highest-paid actors list at all this year.
Coming in at Nos. 2 and 3 behind Kutcher are former "House" star Hugh Laurie, who made an estimated $18 million between May 2011 and May 2012, and one of the stars of the now defunct "Men of a Certain Age," Ray Romano. With his voiceover work in the "Ice Age" franchise and his old sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond" in syndication, Romano earned an estimated $18 million as well.
Coming in at No. 4 on Forbes list is "30 Rock's" Alec Baldwin with $15 million, and rounding out the top five is "NCIS" actor Mark Harmon, who also earned an estimated $15 million over the past year.
For the full list, visit Forbes.com.
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