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The 25 Must-See TV Stars Who Are Making Serious Bank

How much do television’s biggest stars really make? You have no idea. Add together the salaries they nab from their hit shows, money from endorsement deals, side projects that range from clothing lines to restaurant owners, and plenty of other budget-boosting gigs, and you have some familiar faces making some pretty ridiculous dough. The first couple names might not surprise you, but you won’t believe who’s sitting pretty at #5.

25. Robin Wright – $5.5 Million

US actress Robin Wright poses for photographers on the red carpet ahead of the world premiere of the television series 'House of Cards - Season 3 Episode 1' in London on February 26, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

House of Cards took the world by storm and revolutionized what it means to be a hit TV show when this Netflix original became a critical favorite and stacked up awards after just one season. As the beautiful yet coldly cunning wife of Frank Underwood, Robin Wright earns an estimated $5.5 million – a salary she fought for when she demanded to be paid the same as costar Kevin Spacey.

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