Mayim Bialik, who played Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory, once called her co-stars "overpaid" after reports surfaced that Kaley Cuoco was making $1 million per episode. Bialik and Melissa Rauch earned only $200,000 each compared to the $1 million paychecks of the five lead stars. Eventually, they received a boost to $425,000 each after their co-stars took a pay cut. However, only Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, and Kaley Cuoco continue to make money off the show as they own a percentage of its total earnings. This amounts to an annual $10 million payout from the series' estimated $1 billion yearly earnings.