Angus T. Jones, the 16-year-old who’s better known as the “half” in CBS’s “Two and a Half Men,” just renewed his contract and once again secured his spot as the highest paid child star on television.
After earning an estimated $250,000 per episode last season under his previous deal, Jones negotiated a raise. According to TMZ, the teen will now make $300,000 per episode for a guaranteed minimum of $7.8 million over the course of the next two seasons. He also landed a signing bonus of $500,000. But the deal could be worth much more.
If the network sticks to its anticipated 48 episode run over the next two seasons, Jones stands to make in excess of $14 million.
Not bad — for a child star. The total seems somewhat less impressive when compared to the highest paid adult actor, who just happens to be Jones’ co-star Charlie Sheen. Sheen’s contract calls for the actor to earn $1.25 million an episode.