Forbes has issued the list of the highest-paid comedians in the world! ….and it has broken a few records.
Jerry Seinfield has topped the list the last 10 years but Kevin Hart has managed to pass him out this year. He didn’t surpass him by any small amount either, he has actually doubled him! Seinfield earned a lovely $43.5 million this year so that means Hart holds a whopping $87.5 million in his pocket. Looks like touring some of the biggest venues in the world has worked out well.
Forbes‘ Madeline Berg explains where he got all his money:
“In the 12 month period, Hart played over 100 shows with an average gross of over $1 m at each stop. And these shows aren’t at dingy comedy clubs; Hart played stadiums and arenas, including Madison Square Garden and the Staples Center. Because the stand-up comedian’s set requires little more than a stool, water bottle and microphone, he takes home a larger cut than most rock stars would.”
To add another first, Amy Schumer is first woman to make it into the top 10 earning comedians. The comedian ranked 4th place with $17 million. This woman definitely deserves it. She is currently touring her show worldwide, has just released a book ‘ The girl with the lower back tattoo‘ and more is yet to come.