Forbes Magazine have revealed that Ashton Kutcher is the highest paid actor with an estimated $24 million in earnings for the 12 month period ending May 2012. Kutcher replaced former list topper Charlie Sheen in “Two and a Half Men.” Sheen was absent from this year’s list, although with his new show “Anger Management” he may well return to the list next year.

The second place spot was a tie between Hugh Laurie and Ray Romano with $18 million each. Laurie’s hit show “House”ended in May of this year after a successful eight year run. Romano’s “Men of a Certain Age” also ended, but Romano continues to receive revenue form re-runs of “Everybody Loves Raymond.”

Third place was also a tie wit Alec Baldwin and Mark Harmon both earning an estimated $15 million in the past year. Other’s featured on the list include Tim Allen, Jon Cryer, Patrick Dempsey and Jason Segel.