Celebrity parents work hard for their money

Filed under: Work Life, Life & Style, Celeb Parents

Kyra SedgewickIt's time for TV Guide's annual salary survey, that time of year when we get to find out how much our favorite personalities get paid every year for entertaining us after the kids have gone to bed. These celebs all have kids at home, but still manage to bring home some pretty serious bacon:
  • Charlie Sheen: $825,000 per episode of "Two and a Half Men"
  • Mariska Hargitay: $400,000 per episode for playing Det. Olivia Benson on "Law & Order: SVU"
  • Heidi Klum: "Project Runway" earns her $2.5 million a year
  • Katie Couric: $15 million yearly for anchoring CBS News
  • Matt Laurer: $12 mil -- no matter where he is in the world -- for NBC's "Today" show
  • Tiki Barber: $2 million annually for working as an NFL analyst and "Today" show correspondent
  • David Letterman: $32 million a year for yukking it up on late night TV
  • John Stewart: $14 million a year for his work on "The Daily Show"
Before you start to feel bad about your paycheck-to-paycheck life, keep this in mind. Kyra Sedgwick, who makes $275,000 an episode on "The Closer," has been living in California where the series is filmed for four years. Her 16-year-old daughter, on the other hand, lives in NYC with the rest of her family. Is the trade-off worth it? I don't know, but seeing what some celebrities have to go through to strike it rich can make you appreciate your more anonymous lifestyle... even if it doesn't come with a million dollar paycheck.

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