#Trending-Mon 8/19/19:Jerry Seinfeld No Longer Worlds Highest Paid Comedian

Jerry Seinfeld Is No Longer the World's Highest Paid Comedian

Every year,"Forbes"puts out a list of the world's highest paid comedians, and JERRY SEINFELD has been #1 in 12 of the past 13 years . . . with the exception of 2016 when KEVIN HART took it over.

Well, guess what . . . Kevin has done it again. He made $59 million over the past year, despite losing his gig as the host of the Oscars, which is not a high-paying gig anyway. Word has it the Academy only pays $15,000.

Kevin kept his sponsorships with Mountain Dew and Chase, and released a Netflix special. He also did a global stadium tour.

That drops Jerry to #2. He made $41 million, which is down a bit from last year, partially because he didn't do a Netflix special in this period.

Here's the Top 10:

1. Kevin Hart, $59 million

2. Jerry Seinfeld, $41 million

3. Jim Gaffigan, $30 million

4. Trevor Noah, $28 million . . . TV hosts don't usually make this list, but"Forbes"made an exception because he earned the bulk of this money from stand-up.

5. Sebastian Maniscalco, $26 million

6. Gabriel Iglesias, $22 million

7. Amy Schumer, $21 million . . . Her tour made bank, despite her having to cut it short because of a pregnancy-related health issue. According to data from Pollstar, her shows grossed an average of nearly half a million dollars per city.

8. VentriloquistTerry Fator, $17 million

9. Jeff Dunham, $15 million . . .Yes, there are TWO puppet guys in the Top 10. Where did we go wrong, America?

10. Aziz Ansari, $13 million

The comedians from last year's Top 10 that dropped out this year are: Dave Chappelle,Chris Rock, andRicky Gervais.

(Forbes)

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