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Highest-Earning Actors: Bbc and Salaries

highest-earning actors: The list shows that the BBC pays 96 on-air personalities at least 150,000 or 246,000 a year more than Britain's prime minister, according to Toronto Star. The broadcaster's best-paid star, radio host Chris Evans, earns more than 2.2 million, or 3.6 million. DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP/GETTY IMAGES By Jill Lawless The Associated Press Wed., July 19, 2017 LONDON The publicly funded BBC was forced to publish the names and salaries of its highest-earning actors and presenters Wednesday, unleashing a national debate about fame, gender, race and the use of taxpayers' money. The BBC was compelled by Britain's government to publish the salaries of on-air talent, which had previously been secret. The salaries were published in bands, rather than as exact figures. The information is sensitive because the BBC is funded directly by taxpayers, through a 147 about 230 annual levy on every household that owns a television or watches the BBC online. ( As reported in the news.