The artist formerly known as Doogie Howser makes his debut on the list thanks to the huge success of "How I Met Your Mother" and his correspondingly growing paycheck. The upcoming ninth season of the CBS sitcom will be the show's last, but NPH need not worry: he's a triple-threat, having hoofed it on Broadway and crooned onstage as four-time host of the Tony Awards. He also makes good money off of movies like "The Smurfs" franchise.
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