The 17-year-old just signed a deal with CBS that will earn him $7.8 million for appearing in the next season of Two and a Half Men. Doesn’t that seem like way too much money for a teenager?
Angus T. Jones has a lot to celebrate today. Not only is it his 17th birthday, but he also just got a super-sweet raise from CBS. According to TMZ, the Two and a Half Men star, who plays Jake Harper on the hit sitcom, will receive $300,000 per episode, which translates into $14.4 million over two seasons! “He’s an impressive kid,” says co-star Jon Cryer. Still, that seems like way more money than any teenager needs. We hope his parents are investing that dough wisely and only giving him an allowance. Speaking of allowances, what’s the weekly rate you give your kids? And what do they have to do to earn it?
Sure the sitcom has continually been one of the top rated shows on TV since its premiere in 2003, when Angus was only 10 years old. His co-star Charlie Sheen is racking in $2 million an episode but we certainly hope Angus doesn’t follow in his troubled footsteps. That much money at such a young age, has been known to cause problems for teens — just look at what happened to former child stars like Lindsay Lohan.