17 Richest Comedians of All Time

Introducing: TOP 17 Richest Comedians of All Time. Here, we shall be looking at some of the richest comedians who have not only made us laugh, but have successfully made a fortune out of their jokes.

It’s one thing to be funny, it’s another to be funny enough to make people want to pay to watch you perform and make them laugh. The work of a comedian is not an easy one. We watch them climb up on stage and crack jokes that make us laugh so hard we forget all of our problems at that time.

But, it not all that easy, it takes more than just the gift and talent, these funny individuals have to put a lot into their work to bring about never-ending laughter to their audiences. It’s truly an amazing gift, and fortunately for most of these jokers, the jokes are really paying off – and in real checks this time.

These are the 17 richest comedians of all time, and their salaries are mind blowing

17. Ray Romano

Ray Romano

Net Worth: $120 Million
Country: American
Age: 61

Rya Romano is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and screenwriter. His show “Everybody Loves Raymond” which is one of America’s most popular television shows, earned him an Emmy Award, plus making him the second-highest-paid American TV star on a primetime show; earning him a whopping $1.7 million per episode. He also voiced the character ‘Manfred’ in Ice Age and starred in the TNT comedy-drama Men of a Certain Age.

16. Bill Murray

Net Worth: $120 Million
Country: America
Age: 68

Next richest comedian on our list is Bill Murray. Aside from doing what he most loves, which is making people laugh while on stage, Bill is also an actor, a filmmaker, and writer. Born 21 September 1950, in Evanston, Illinois, United States, Bill gained prominence after bagging his very first Emmy Award credit to his outstanding performances in the American late-night live TV variety show, Saturday Night Live. Bill Murray comes 14th as the riches comedians of all time.

15. Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart

Net Worth: $128 Million
Country: America
Age: 39

Some would argue that Kevin is the funniest comedian alive today. He is one comedian who makes a joke outta everything that happens around him. Kevin is one of America’s funniest comedians ever. He makes people of all ages laugh so hard, they forget he’s actually talking about his problems. He’s also great on-set, starring in movies like Jumanji, Ride Along, The Next Level, and Fatherhood. Kelvin Hart currently ranks 13th as the richest comedians of all time.

14. Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Atkinson

Net Worth: $130 Million
Country: United Kingdom
Age: 63

What most people don’t know about the Mr Bean character is, aside from his goofy display of character on-set (which of course is his role), Rowan Sabastian Atkinson is also a prolific English actor, comedian, and screenwriter who also holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering at The Queen’s College, Oxford.

This very funny actor has also been honoured with the appointment as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, and is a recipient of numerous awards which includes a BAFTA Award, Olivier Award, etc.

13. Sacha Baron Cohen

Sacha Baron Cohen

Net Worth: $130 Million
Country: United Kingdom
Age: 43

Born in Hammersmith, London, the United Kingdom on October 13th, 1971, English actor, comedian, screenwriter, and film producer Sacha Baron Cohen comes next as our 13th richest comedian of all time. His style of comedy is based on depicting fictional characters such as Ali G, Borat Sagdiyev, Brüno, Admiral General Aladeen, Erran Morad, and more.

12. Dan Aykroyd

Dan Aykroyd

Net Worth: $135 Million
Country: Canada
Age: 66

Next, on our list of the richest comedians of all time, we have Dan Aykroyd. He is a Canadian-American comedian, actor, musician, and filmmaker. Born 1 July 1952, Dan is an original member of the “Not Ready for Prime Time Players” on Saturday Night Live and ranks as the 12th richest comedian in the world with a net worth of $135 million.

11. Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey
Mandatory Credit: Photo by AFF-USA/REX/Shutterstock (9946056e) Jim Carrey British Academy Britannia Awards, Los Angeles, USA – 26 Oct 2018

Net Worth: $150 Million
Country: United States
Age: 56

Jim is one of the most hilarious comic characters ever. And his performance in the movie “The Mask” just sums up what Funny is all about. Jim Carey is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, musician, producer, artist, painter, and cartoonist.

In his years of acting and performance, Jim has received many awards and nominations and also produced a superb performance in the movie ‘Ace Ventura’ and ‘Bruce Almighty.’ He ranks 11th as the richest comedian in the world with a net worth of $150 million.

10. Drew Carey

Drew Carey

Net Worth: $165 Million
Country: United States
Age: 60

The host of the popular show ‘The Drew Carey Show’, Drew Allison Carey is the 10th richest comedian in the world. Born on 23 May 1958 in Cleveland, Ohio, the United States, the 60-years-old American actor, voice actor, comedian, sports executive, and game show host who once served in the U.S Marine Corps. Drew is one of the very few comedians to be given a star on the Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Today, he is worth $165 Million.

9. Julia Louis-Dreyfus

 Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Net Worth: $200 Million
Country: United States
Age: 58

Most people believe her wealth comes from her family given she is the eldest daughter of billionaire financier Gerard Louis-Dreyfus. Born January 13, 1961, in New York City, Julia is the richest comedienne, an actress, Television producer, and Voice Actor.

She has bagged many awards in her long career including eight Emmy Awards for her TV comedy performances, and a Golden Globe Award, with many others. The comedienne made her major breakthrough on the big screen in her role as Elaine Benes on the classic TV comedy Seinfeld.

8. Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane

Net Worth: $250 Million
Country: United States
Age: 45

Seth MacFarlane is an American voice actor, comedian, and cartoonist. He is the creator of one of America’s funniest cartoon shows ‘The Family Guy’. The show, which has aired on television from 1999 to 2003, and from 2005 to the present, is Seth biggest breakthrough.

Seth is not only funny, but he’s also smart, talented, and one of the most creative minds in the industry today. He ranks as the 8th richest comedian in the world today with a net worth of $250 million. And with the way he’s going, there’s no doubt that he’ll be worth more than that in a few more years.

7. Matt Stone

Matt Stone

Net Worth: $300 Million
Country: United States
Age: 47

At number 7th position is Matt Stone, an American animator, producer, screenwriter, actor, and composer. Born on 26 May 1971 in Houston, Texas, United States, the 47-year-old comedian is famous for creating South Park. His creativity to create laughter through his work has earned him $300 Million throughout his career, making him the 7th richest comedian in the world.

6. Trey Parker

Trey Parker
Trey Parker and Matt Stone

Net Worth: $350 Million
Country: United States
Age: 49

Randolph Severn “Trey” Parker III is an American animator born on 19 October 1969, in Conifer, Colorado, United States. He is also a director, producer, screenwriter, actor, composer, and the co-writer of South Park alongside Matt Stone, and the 6th richest comedian in the world. His Award-winning musical ‘The Book of Mormon’ is one of his greatest masterpieces. He is estimated to be worth $350 million in 2019.

5. Jay Leno

Jay Leno

Net Worth: $400 Million
Country: United States
Age: 68

With a net worth of $400 million, James Douglas Muir Leno, A.K.A Jay Leno, is the 5th richest comedian of all time. He kicked off his career doing stand-ups before joining NBC’s The Tonight Show in 1992.

Leno has had a long career, that spans over forty-years and running in the entertainment industry. He still remains one of America’s most famous TV-Show hosts.

4. Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby

Net Worth: $400 Million
Country: United States
Age: 81

Although he was jailed for sex offences in 2018, William Henry Cosby Jr. A.K.A Bill Cosby is one of the most renowned comedians ever. He began his career over six decades ago as a stand-up comedian at the hungry i in San Francisco during the 1960s.

He is also an actor, author, and musician. Aside from doing stand-ups and TV appearances, Bill was also a spokesperson for popular brands like Jell-O, Kodak, Coca-Cola, Texas Instruments, and more. He has had a very active career and is currently ranked as the 4th richest comedian in the world with a net worth of $400 Million.

3. Matt Groening

Matt Groening

Net Worth: $500 Million
Country: United States
Age: 64

The 3rd richest comedian in the world is Mathew Abraham Groening. He is an American cartoonist, writer, producer, animator, and voice actor. He is one very rich comedian who enjoys maintaining a low-profile, so I guess there’s not much you may know about him.

But, if you know Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie, all from the comic TV-series The Simpsons, then you already know of the incredible talent of this comedian and animator. He is estimated to be worth $500 million.

2. Larry David

Larry David

Net Worth: $800 Million
Country: United States
Age: 71

Co-creator of one of the most successful comedy show ‘Seinfeld’, Larry David is the second richest comedian of all time. However, his fortune was hit hard after a divorce settlement with his ex-wife, Jay Leno. But, David has managed to maintain the second position as the richest comedian in the world with a net worth of $800 million, credit to his genius mind.

1. Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld
World’s Richest Comedian Jerry Seinfeld

Net Worth: $920 Million
Country: United States
Age: 64

Jerome Allen Seinfeld is the closest to the title “Billionaire” on the list of richest comedians all time. With an overwhelming net worth of $920 million, he is the richest comedian in the world, a position he has held for several years.

Seinfeld, whom many describe as the “King of Comedy”, plays the role of himself in the sitcom Seinfeld, which he co-created with Larry David, which has achieved huge success since it first aired on TV. Seinfeld remains one of the greatest comedians of all-times, and we still wait to see who can beat him at the top spot to become the richest comedian of all time.

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