It's amazing how much Howard earns compared to how little work he has to do, at least compared to actors and actresses. http://www.tvguide.com/News/TVs-Highest-Paid-Stars-1051754.aspx The highest-paid actor on a drama (Mark Harmon) earns $12 million a year. The highest-paid comedy actor (Ashton Kutcher) earns $16.8 million a year. The highest-paid reality TV judge (Mariah Carey) earns $17 million a year. And Howard earns $15 million a year.