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Ashton Kutcher tops Forbes 2014 list of highest-paid TV actors

Ashton Kutcher speaks on Aug. 11, 2013, during

Ashton Kutcher speaks on Aug. 11, 2013, during the Teen Choice Awards 2013 in Universal City, Calif. Credit: Getty Images

Ashton Kutcher, for a second year, is No. 1 on the annual Forbes list of highest-paid television actors, with his "Two and a Half Men" co-star Jon Cryer again tied for second place.

Kutcher, 36, made an estimated $26 million in the period between June 2013 to June 2014, the magazine said, noting that in addition to the hit CBS sitcom his earnings are higher than last year thanks to a contract with the electronics company Lenovo as a spokesman and purported product engineer on tablets.

Snagging runner-up a second year in a row -- this time tied with last year's No. 4, "NCIS" star Mark Harmon -- Cryer earned $19 million from the show and a book advance for his memoirs, due out in 2015.

With the list expanding from 10 to 15 places this year, "How I Met Your Mother" stars account for three spots: Neil Patrick Harris at No. 4 ($18 million); Jason Segel at No. 10, tied with Johnny Galecki of "The Big Bang Theory" ($11 million); and Josh Radnor at No. 12, tied with "Anger Management" star Charlie Sheen and Jon Hamm of "Mad Men" ($10 million). Galecki's "Big Bang" co-star, Jim Parsons, came in at No. 9 ($12 million).

The top 15 actors:

1. Ashton Kutcher, $26 million

2. Jon Cryer, $19 million

2. Mark Harmon, $19 million

4. Neil Patrick Harris, $18 million

5. Patrick Dempsey, $16 million

5. Kevin Spacey, $16 million

7. Tim Allen, $15 million

8. Simon Baker, $13 million

9. Jim Parsons, $12 million

10. Jason Segel, $11 million

10. Johnny Galecki, $11 million

12. Jon Hamm, $10 million

12. Charlie Sheen, $10 million

12. Josh Radnor, $10 million

15. Bryan Cranston, $8 million

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