"Two and a Half Men's" Angus T. Jones, 16, who plays Charlie Sheen's nephew, has inked a $300,000-per-episode contract, according to TMZ, who examined court papers filed on his behalf in Los Angeles Superior Court as he's a minor.
This makes Jones — who will earn, at a minimum, $7.8 million over the next two seasons plus a $500,000 signing bonus — the highest-paid child TV star.
He may even bank more this year. CBS has guaranteed 48 episodes over the next two seasons, TMZ points out, meaning Angus could make $14.4 million, plus a $500,000 signing bonus. (By comparison, Sheen is expected to make about $98 million, including signing bonus, over the next two seasons.
Jones was paid $250,000 per episode under his last contract, which, according to casting agents, talent agents and TV execs interviewed by the New York Post, still had him making more than most other child stars.