Who Is The Highest-Paid Comedian?

September 28, 2016

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Photo: forbes.com

Photo: forbes.com

 

JERRY SEINFELD has been the world’s highest-paid comedian since 2006.  But this is the year his reign ends.  The new king of the mountain is KEVIN HART.  And it’s not even close. Kevin has made $87.5 million over the past year . . . compared to Seinfeld’s $43.5 million.  That’s more than DOUBLE Jerry’s haul.  A big reason for Kevin’s massive income is his relentless touring. Meanwhile, AMY SCHUMER became the first woman to ever make the list.  She came in fourth, with $17 million . . . just behind ventriloquist TERRY FATOR, who banked $21 million.

 

Here’s the Top 10 . . .

 

1.  Kevin Hart, $87.5 million.

 

2.  Jerry Seinfeld, $43.5 million.

 

3.  Terry Fator, $21 million.

 

4.  Amy Schumer, $17 million.

 

5.  Jeff Dunham, $13.5 million.  (Yes, TWO puppet guys in the Top 10.  Where did we go wrong, America?)

 

6.  Dave Chappelle, $13 million.

 

7.  Jim Gaffigan, $12.5 million.

 

8.  Gabriel Iglesias, $9.5 million.

 

9.  Russell Peters, $9 million.

 

10.  John Bishop, $7 million.

 

 

(Check out Forbes.com for more info.)