Jerry Seinfeld tops the list of the 10 highest paid comedians

By | July 11, 2013 at 3:56 pm | 3 comments | News, TV/Movies | Tags: ,

This one’s for you, up and coming comedians. Contrary to what you’re probably beginning to believe as you sit in your parent’s basement writing jokes everyday…comedy can make you filthy rich** if Forbes just-released list of the highest earning comedians is to be believed. The list was compiled based on comedians whose concert ticket sales were their primary source of income. Collectively, the top 10 comedians earned $201 million in the past year. According to Forbes, here are the top 10 highest earning comedians:

1. Jerry Seinfeld — $32 million
2. Terry Fator — $24 million
3. Russell Peters — $21 million
4. Jeff Dunham — $19 million
5. Louis C.K. — $16 million
6. Kevin Hart — $14 million
7. Larry the Cable Guy — $13 million
8. George Lopez — $12 million
9. TIE Daniel Tosh and Gabriel Iglesias — $11 million
10. Ron White — $10 million

For details on how these comedians earned their millions and why they will probably continue to earn more in the future, view the entire article.

**eh, it probably won’t

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Jodi Guglielmi

Jodi Guglielmi is an aspiring comedy and magazine writer finishing up her undergraduate degree in Journalism. She plans on moving to New York after graduation to work and live happily in her one bedroom apartment with six other people.

  • The Devil

    Rich… but boring. Most are pre-internet type of funny… and that just isn’t funny anymore. Daniel Tosh is really the only one bringing the modern laughs.

    • derek

      please god…. . . . . . tell me im falling into a rusty troll trap

    • brian

      umm…no. Just no…

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