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Kutcher is king of US television

Ashton Kutcher has taken the throne - to be crowned the top-earning actor on the small screen in the US.

The Jobs star received a salary boost after he replaced Charlie Sheen in the lead role in US sitcom Two And A Half Men in 2011, with estimated earnings of around 24 million US dollars (£14.9 million) in the past 12 months from June 2012 to June 2013.

The 35-year-old, who has stakes in tech companies such as Airbnb, Foursquare and Path, beat his co-star Jon Cryer (Alan Harper), who took second place with an estimated salary of 21 million US dollars (£13 million) in the list compiled by

Ray Romano, of Everybody Loves Raymond, came in third, making around 16 million US dollars (£9.9 million) from the show's syndication around the world.

He is followed by How I Met Your Mother's Neil Patrick Harris and NCIS star Mark Harmon in joint fourth place, with approximate earnings of 15 million US dollars (£9.4 million).

Grey's Anatomy heartthrob Patrick Dempsey rounds out the top five, having made around 13 million US dollars (£8.1 million) with the show's tenth series.

Ashton's other co-star, Angus T Jones, also makes the list, coming in seventh, with Dexter star Michael C Hall and Anger Management's Charlie Sheen also appearing in the top 10.

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