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Ellen DeGeneres Named One Of The ‘Highest Paid’ TV Stars

Research by Variety has revealed LGBT actors and personalities are among some of the highest paid in television, it has been revealed.

It’s believed that for hosting her show, Ellen Degeneres makes around $20 million a year. Alongside her you have, The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons taking home around $1 million an episode.

Modern Family’s favourite gay dads – Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson – pick up around $250,000 per show.

Anderson Cooper, Rachel Maddow and Andy Cohen get about $11 million, $7 million and $5 million respectively.

Pansexual pop singer, Miley Cyrus took home between $13 and $15 million for appearing on The Voice.

Although Jeffrey Tambor isn’t LGBT himself, for playing the part of trans woman, Maura, in Transparent he picks up around $275,000 an episode.

The rest of the family takeaway about $100,000.

Other popular stars who have made the list include Judge Judy who is believed to make around $47 million and The Game of Thrones cast who make around $500,000 an episode.

Kevin Spacey also picks up around half a million an episode for playing scheming President Frank Underwood.

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