The highest-paid child actor on TV doesn’t star on a Disney Channel show. Nor does he headline one of Nickelodeon’s many kid-friendly programs. The highest paid child actor on TV actually stars on the CBS hit show, ‘Two and a Half Men.’ His name is Angus T. Jones and he makes a whopping $250,000 per episode.
Earlier today, the New York Post revealed their list of the top 10 highest-paid kid actors on television today. After polling talent agents, casting agents, and other TV execs, they narrowed down TV’s richest mini-moguls.
Surprisingly, Miley Cyrus didn’t even make the top five. Though her franchise and ‘Hannah Montana’ namesake are worth millions (some even estimate a full billion), she’s not making large chunks of change from her TV show. In fact, Cyrus makes around $15,000 an episode–landing her #6 on the list.
The second highest paid child actor on TV is Miranda Cosgrove, the star of hit Nickelodeon show ‘iCarly.’ This young lady makes roughly $160,000 an episode.
But after Jones and Cosgrove, there’s a pretty big gap in salary for the rest of the list. The remaining eight actors make between $12,000 – $20,000 an episode. Not too shabby but certainly not in the same ballpark as Jones and Cosgrove.