It looks like taking Charlie Sheen's job came with more benefits than we realized.

In becoming the new star of Two and a Half Men last year, Ashton Kutcher also took Charlie's position as the highest paid actor on television! The Warlock previously made $40 million for his cushy gig, but he's not even in the top 10 for earnings this time around. Ashton now holds the top spot on Forbes' latest list of well-paid actors with his $24 million check for work over the last 12 months, according to E! Online.

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Ray Romano continues to struggle professionally ever since Everybody Loves Raymond went off the air in 2005, but that show is still syndicated like crazy internationally and earned him $18 million over the last 12 months. 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin and NCIS star Mark Harmon each tied for third place with $15 million. 

Tim Allen came in at No. 4 after earning $14 million for one of the worst shows in recent memory with Last Man Standing. Ashton's co-star Jon Cryer rounds out the top five with $13 million for his role on the show. And after recently winning an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, expect that number to go way up in the coming months.

What do you think of Ashton being the highest paid actor on TV?

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