Ashton Kutcher is raking in the cash

By Melissa Platero, CCNN Writer

Neil Patrick Harris.

Forbes has released its mega moneymakers list for television, and Ashton Kutcher is sitting comfortably on the king-of-the-bling throne.

The star of Two and a Half Men on CBS might not be pulling in the peak 28 million viewers when he first replaced Charlie Sheen, but the 11.6 million who watched the first week of the new season isn’t too shabby.

So far, it looks like producer Chucke Lorre and Warner Bros. TV are quite pleased with Kutcher, which is why he earned an estimated $24 million between June 2012 and June 2013. Unfortunately, his star power didn’t translate to success in his Steve Jobs movie, Jobs, which only earned $16 million.

Two and a Half Men co-stars Jon Cryer and Angus Jones also made the list, with Cryer’s $21 million earning him a second place rank, while seventh place Jones made a respectable $11 million.

Number three was Ray Romano, the Everybody Loves Raymond star whose appearances on Parenthood and voicing of Manny the Mammoth in the Ice Age movies netted him $16 million. Tied for fourth place, Mark Harmon of NCIS and Neil Patrick Harris of How I Met Your Mother took $15 million in earnings.

Featured image courtesy of CBS. Image of Neil Patrick Harris courtesy of Angela George on Wikipedia.