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After a Decade on Big Bang Theory, Has Kaley Cuoco Finally Snatched the Title of Highest Paid TV Actress?

The Big Bang Theory has finally come to an end after a decade, but the stars’ lives and new journey after the show have just started. Well, at least for one of its main actors, Kaley Cuoco, who recently got married to the love of her life.

Cuoco decided to sell her villa since she's moving in her husband's farm in California.

Cuoco decided to sell her villa since she’s moving into her husband’s farmhouse in California

Besides being a loving and supportive wife,  Kaley is also a millionaire with an impressive net worth, thanks to her award-winning character Penny on The Big Bang Theory. She shocked the world when she sold her Mediterranean-style mansion for an astounding $6.9 million.

This made her fans wonder how rich she actually is, and many even became concerned that the actress might be facing financial woes, hence her decision to sell the mansion.

Cuoco was quick to dispel the rumors and said she still has her wealth locked away in her bank. She has enough money to spend the rest of her life not doing anything and her decision to let go of the villa had to do with her desire to live with her husband. 

Let’s uncover how much Cuoco earned from the popular show, The Big Bang Theory.

Astounding Net Worth

With the Big Bang Theory dominating the television industry for more than ten years, there’s no doubt the management pays Kaley well to star in the show every week. But how much exactly is she making?

Kaley Cuoco received an astounding $1 million per episode in 2016.

Kaley Cuoco made an astounding $1 million per episode on The Big Bang Theory until 2016

According to sources, Kaley took home a staggering $24.5 million last year, 95% of which came from her role in the Big Bang Theory. This makes Kaley the second-highest-paid TV actress in Hollywood, bested only by Sofia Vergara.

The Estimation

What’s more interesting is that Kaley made it to the prestigious list even before taking a pay cut from Season 11 and 12. She volunteered for a pay cut to raise the salaries of her co-stars, Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik, isn’t that thoughtful?

The show that changed her life

However, even after her pay deduction from $1 million to $900,000 per episode, Cuoco was still earning big bucks on the show. If we did the math correctly, both seasons have 23 episodes each, which means that Kaley has earned an astounding $41.4 million from just two seasons alone!

The Truth

Despite Kaley’s multiplying wealth, the renowned actress reveals she didn’t earn this much when she started The Big Bang Theory. Her salary saw the first big jump in 2014 after she negotiated with the producers to bump up her pay. According to sources, Kaley had already earned an astounding $11 million from just TV and advertisement deals by then.

For those wondering about Kaley Cuoco’s total net worth, financial experts estimate it to be around $55 million. Aside from her iconic role in Big Bang Theory, Kaley also worked as an actress for the past two decades. She appeared in on 7th Heaven, 8 Simple Rules, and Northern Exposure, to name a few.

On Marriage

Aside from Kaley’s wealth, she is also happily married to Karl Cook, who also hails from a wealthy family. Karl Cook is a prominent name in the equestrian world where he enters competitions and wins regularly. Some of his most notable victories include the Spartak Grand Prix and UltrOz Jumper.

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