You'll probably want to sit down for this one.
TV Guide's August 11 issue reveals the top earning actors on TV's primetime, and if you're anything like me, it might just make you cry.
Turns out that Charlie Sheen of Two and a Half Men is the highest-paid comedy star, earning $825,000 per episode. Keep in mind that there are about 22 episodes each year. Feel free to do the math on your own, but since I want to keep my sanity, my hands are remaining far away from a calculator.
As for the dramas, Mariska Hargitay of Law & Order: SVU pulls in $400,000 an episode. While this number also makes me queasy, it's a little bit easier for me to handle since I absolutely love SVU. But Two and a Half Men? Does anyone even watch that show anymore?
Oh, and for those of you wondering about the talk show queen, Oprah Winfrey banks $385 million a year. Couldn't she set up 100 more schools with that?