Charlie Sheen and Oprah Winfrey Among The Highest Paid In Television
Posted on Tue Aug 5, 2008 09:18 AM PDT

Oprah Winfrey CSHEEN090107_02.jpg LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Charlie Sheen, star of the CBS hit show Two and a Half Men, is the highest paid television actor, according to TV Guide. Sheen earns a staggering $825,000 per episode, which includes money from his ownership rights for the series. With an average of 23 episodes, the Emmy nominated actor is taking home just under $20 million per year.

Law & Order: SVU star and Emmy winner Mariska Hargitay is the highest-paid actress in a television drama, earning $400,000 an episode, while Oprah Winfrey is the top earner for daytime television, taking home an estimated $385 million a year for her legendary talk show.

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, who also does voices for four of the show's main characters, signed a deal with Fox in May that will net him $100 million over the next 4 years, making him the highest paid writer/producer in television.