Jerry Seinfeld Tops Forbes’ World’s Highest-Paid Comedian List
His sitcom has been off the air for nearly two decades, but Jerry Seinfeld is still laughing to the bank.
Seinfeld, 61, tops the Forbes "World's Highest-Paid Comedians" list, earning $36 million from June 1, 2014, and June 1, 2015. Much of his money is attributed to the Seinfeld show, which Hulu purchased the rights to for $160 million, as well as his touring and revenue from his digital Crackle series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
Coming in second is Kevin Hart with $28.5 million. His money comes from live shows and films like Think Like a Man Too and The Wedding Ringer.
Funnyman Terry Fator came in third with $21.5 million; comic Jeff Dunham and Russell Peters tied for fourth on the list, each hauling in $19 million; and
Below is the list, via Forbes.com.
1. Jerry Seinfeld - $36 million.
2. Kevin Hart - $28.5 million.
3. Terry Fator - $21.5 milllion.
4. Jeff Dunham - $19 million. (tie)
4. Russell Peters - $19 million. (tie)
6. Aziz Ansari - $9.5 million.
7. Louis C.K. - $9 million.
8. Gabriel Iglesias - $8.5 million.
9. John Bishop - $8 million.
10. Dave Chappelle - $7.5 million.