If you have not lived under a rock for the last 8 years, you must have heard of The Big Bang Theory. Well, not the theory itself (though you most likely know about it) but the CBS series starring Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper.
Jim Parsons Net Worth - $20 Million
Birth Name - James Joseph Parsons
Date of birth - March 24, 1973
Zodiac Sign - Aries
Birth Place - Houston, Texas, U.S.
Nationality - American
Height - 6′ 1″
Profession - Actor
The show’s huge popularity is based on the main characters: they are two nerdy students with little luck at women and lots of unfortunate mishaps. Almost half of the college students in the US can identify with Sheldon Cooper, and that’s what makes the character so popular and lovable.
Unlikely Career Beginnings: Born in Texas, Jim Parsons had the first taste of acting at the age of 6, when he appeared in a school play, The Elephant Child. His character was a bird called Kola-Kola. Although this kind of role would not encourage anyone to embrace the acting career, Jim Parsons decided that he had the face of an actor.
He took his acting studies very seriously, which can justify the current Jim Parsons net worth of $20 million. He studied theater at the University of Houston, Texas and then he won a two-year Masters course in classical theater taught at the prestigious University of San Diego/The Old Globe Theater.
Jim Parsons graduated in 2001 and made his first money acting in various commercials. He then had an appearance in one of the episodes of Ed television series, before landing the recurring role of Rob Holbrook in the series Judging Amy.
The Big Break with the Big Bang Theory: In 2006, Jim Parsons won the part of Sheldon Cooper – his alter ego until the present. In between playing the nerdy student, he has also made a few guest appearances in other TV series, such as Sesame Street, Pound Puppies, iCarly and The Super Hero Squad Show.
In 2010, Parsons gave voice to the character Nightmare from the video game Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet. He enjoyed this experience and continued it with The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange, his character being Henry Applesauce.
But his main source of income remains The Big Bang Theory shows, where he is paid $325,000 per episode. Since there does not seem to be an end to Sheldon Cooper’s adventure in the near future, we can safely say that Jim Parsons will continue to increase his net worth.