Jim Parsons, the American who is internationally popular for his role as Sheldon Cooper in the CBS sitcom “The Big Bang Theory” is worth $70 million. The actor who began to act since his childhood is today one of the favourite TV stars.
James Joseph “Jim” Parsons was born in Houston Texas and raised in one of its northern suburbs Spring. He attended Klein Oak High School in Spring. He also earned bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston. In 1999, he enrolled at the University of San Diego.
Parsons married his long-time boyfriend art director Todd Spiewak.
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Parsons began to participate in several stages acting from a very young age. When he was six, he played the role of Kola-Kola bird in a school production of “The Elephant Child”, which made him decide to have a career as an actor.
Parsons was the founding member of Infernal Bridegroom Productions and regularly appeared at the Stages Repertory Theatre.
Parsons initially played minor roles in several TV shows including Judging Amy, Ed and movies like Garden State and School for Scoundrel.
Jim Parson was widely recognised after he appeared in the CBS sitcom “The Big Bang Theory”.
Before auditioning for The Big Bang Theory he had auditioned for over 30 other television pilots, and when he was cast the show failed to find a television network to purchase it.
When he read the plot for The Big Bang Theory pilot, he felt the character would well suit him, and he managed to impress the series creator. Parsons was well appreciated by several critics for his acting and his unique body language, which was the very essence of the character.
Apart from The Big Bang Theory, Parsons has appeared in movies like The Great New Wonderful, 10 items or less, School for Scoundrels, On the road with Judas, Sunset Stories, Wish I was Here and A Kid Like Jake.
Currently, he is working on the movie, “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile”, the release date of which is yet to be announced.
He has also appeared and voiced on several TV shows including Judging Amy, Family Guy, The Super Hero Squad Show, Eureka, The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange, Who Do You Think You Are?, Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas, Michael Jackson’s Halloween and Young Sheldon.
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In 2017, Parsons hosted his own SiriusXM talk show, “Jim Parsons Is Too Stupid for Politics”, which ran for six weeks. He also owns a production company, “That’s Wonderful Productions” with his partner, Todd Spiewak.
Parsons has been nominated for over 60 categories of awards throughout his career and has won about 20 awards like TCA Awards, Online Film & Television Association, Primetime Emmy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, TV Guide Award, Teen Choice Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Satellite Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards.
In 2015, he was awarded a Star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6533 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood California.
Jim Parsons Net Worth
Jim Parsons has made a fortune out of his Sheldon Cooper role and is currently worth $70 million. Towards the end of the series The Big Bang Theory, Parsons earned $1 million per episode as against his salary of $200,000 per episode during the fourth season of the series, and his estimated annual income is around $9 million.
Parsons recently bought actor Robert Pattinson’s place for $6.375 million in Los Angeles. The 4,000 sq. ft. mansion sits on a 1.5-acre plot and has three bedrooms and four baths. He also owns a two-bedroom apartment in Gramercy Park located in lower Manhattan. The apartment that he purchased for $3,615,000 has an area of $930 sq. ft.
Parsons is prone to motion sickness and riding in a car makes him nauseated.
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Parsons signed his first endorsement deal with Intel in 2014.
The actor not just has the gift of comedy but is also blessed with a generous heart. Parsons has done numerous philanthropic activities.
Jim Parsons is the president of The Brinson Foundation, a private family foundation, which supports educational and scientific research programs.
In 2015, he paid a surprise visit to the famous talk show, “Ellen DeGeneres Show” and raised $5000 to pay for the medical bills of two 13-year olds.
He launched a special video for “Stand Up for Cancer”, a program to raise funds for research activities to give new therapies to patients quickly and save lives.
He also supports charities through several other organisations like Entertainment Industry Foundations (EIF), Motion Picture and Television Fund Foundation and GLSEN.
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Jim Parsons has been a pleasant person from his younger days, and he was even voted friendlies in his high school graduating class. It’s no surprise that the actor has reached heights and remains to be not just Americas’ but a world-wide favourite actor.