Hollywoodland sure is a strange place. It’s the kind of place that has the Kardashian sisters and Law & Order: SVU’s Mariska Hargitay on level ground, at least when it comes to earnings. Both Hartigay and the Kardashian sisters (combined) made $12 million this year starring in their shows and, while they may be up to some very different activities while on screen, apparently the biz sees them as equals in the pay scale. But would you believe that neither Mariska Hargitay nor the Kardashian sisters managed to make the list of the 12 highest paid TV actors and actresses of 2015? Check out this list to find out who those lucky super rich stars are and just how much they made this year.
12. Simon Baker
Earnings: $12 million. One can assume that Simon Baker’s character does well enough to pay the bills as the former “psychic” Patrick Jane on The Mentalist. But using his super skills while working as a consultant to the California Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probably doesn’t come with the same sort of plump paycheck that Baker is seeing real life. In 2015 alone, he brought in a wildly impressive $12 million which earns him a nice spot on this list of actors and actresses who made the most this year. But he’s not alone at the $12 million mark. Check out who he’s tied with!Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com