The 30 Richest Comedians In The World

Well that’d be hard to say, because it’d have to be an objective list, but a list could be compiled that shows a few key comedians, like Bill Hicks or Lewis Black, and how much they made.

The comedy industry, unlike the movie industry, is not as profitable as it used to be. The most famous comedians are also the richest. In addition to being able to earn tons of money on TV shows and stand up performances, many comedians make more money than celebrities from other industries.

In this list, you can know celebrities and people who has been on the list.

The Top 30 Richest Comedians in the World

The average net worth of the 30 richest comedians of all time is $50 million. Bill Gates is the richest comedian of all time, with wealth of $96 Billion. The average net worth of the people on this list is $1.7 billion. This is a fraction of the wealth of the richest comic of all time, Chris Hardwick.

30. Martin Lawrence 

Net Worth: $110 Million

Martin Lawrence is an American actor and comedian who has gained net worth of around $100 million from several famous films and television shows. Lawrence is known for his stand-up comedy on talk shows.

Martin Lawrence earns an approximated $50 million per year in his acting career.

29. Matthew Perry 

Net Worth: $120 Million

Matthew is an American comedian and actor who made his debut in the entertainment industry in 1987. He made a name for himself by starring in the sitcom ‘Friends’. Besides being a comedian, he has also co-starred in the comedy series ‘Gigli’.

Perry is an actor who has had a successful career in the entertainment industry.

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28. Jon Stewart 

Net Worth: $120 Million

Jon Stewart is an American comedian, actor, and political satirist who is best known as the host of the Daily Show and has received a number of other awards.

Jon Stewart has a net worth of about $120 million.

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27. Steve Martin 

Net Worth: $140 Million

Steve Martin is an American comedy, actor, writer, and musician who achieved a lot when he was a writer and performer on ‘The Smothers Brothers’ Comedy Hour. Martin has starred in several big-screen movies that include ‘The Jerk’, ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ and ‘Parenthood’.

Steve Martin’s net worth is estimated to be $140 million as of July 2022.

26. Ricky Gervais 

Net Worth: $140 Million

Ricky Gervais has become a household name in Britain with the show The Office. The show has made him millions of dollars and has led him to earn all of his net worth.

As of the same, Ricky Gervais’ net worth is roughly $100 million.

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25. Jeff Dunham 

Net Worth: $140 Million

Jeff Dunham is one of the most popular ventriloquists and comedians in the world. He is in a league of his own and it will be the perfect addition to any comedy club and you will see his performance and laughter for years to come.

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Comedy is a craft, like anything else, and like any other craft, it takes practice.
Comedy, like any art form, requires study and experience.
For me, it’s the only art form that I can do well because I love doing it and have spent years learning and studying comedy.

24. Bill Maher 

Net Worth: $140 Million

He has got many other shows too that are included in his portfolio of projects. He started his career in 1989 with the Comedy Central sketch show based on his experience. He is also known for his controversial remarks and he has been labeled as a liberal and a conservative.

As of the time of writing (July 11, 2020), Bill Maher’s real-life net worth is around $40 million.

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23. Rowan Atkinson

Net Worth: $150 Million

Rowan Atkinson is an English comedian that was born in the year 1958. He first became famous when he starred in the film ‘Mr. Bean’, and he went on to star in the film ‘Johnny English’. His performance in the films made him famous and earned him millions of dollars.

After selling $150 million worth of his movie, The Inbetweeners Movie 2, he now ranks in 23rd place.

22. Conan O’Brien 

Net Worth: $150 Million

“In 2010, O’Brien was a guest host on Jay Leno’s The Tonight Show. In his first appearance, O’Brien received the highest ratings in the show’s history. Conan O’Brien is a comic who is known for his work in comedy. He’s a successful host who has worked with some of the biggest celebrities in the world. His charisma and humor has made him a worldwide celebrity.

This number is likely not an accurate one because Conan O’Brien has never truly earned money from his successful television show Conan. He is still making roughly $10 million per episode from the syndication agreement with NBC and has never made more than $40 million in a year. However this is still far more than most people in the United States have at any given time.

21. Terry Fator 

Net Worth: $160 Million

Terry Fator began his career as a ventriloquist while he was attending university. He later used his skills as a ventriloquist to become one of the highest paid comedians in the world. He also became the most paid ventriloquist to ever work to date.

Terry Fator’s latest net worth was around $160 million.

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20. Stefan Raab 

Net Worth: $160 Million

Raab started hosting a comedy show, ‘Vivasion’, in 1990. He left this show in 1992 and then hosted a variety show named ‘Ein Freund für jede Minute’. His career took off when he hosted ‘TV Total’.

St. Stefan is a real estate expert. He has an estimated net worth of $160 million.

19. Sacha Baron Cohen

Net Worth: $160 Million

Sacha Baron Cohen was able to make people laugh with his witty dialog. By the time he was 19 years old he was already making people laugh and it was clear that he was a man that had a unique sense of humor.

Cohen’s net worth is now estimated to be an astounding $320 million, No. 21 on this richest comedians list.

18. Drew Carey

Net Worth: $165 Million

A lot of people have criticized Drew Carey’s career choices and his overall character. But, his net worth has been through the roof and he has achieved a lot of fortune within his career.

Comedian Drew Carey will be the youngest billionaire ever if he is the richest comedian of 2017.

17. Bill Murray

Net Worth: $180 Million

Bill Murray is a successful and well-known comedian. He is best known for his comedy films and television series. He has had a number of successful films such as, ‘Ghost Busters’, ‘Groundhog Day’ and ‘Caddyshack’.

Bill Murray is one of the biggest names in Hollywood. According to Forbes ranking, he is one of the richest comedians in the world and has been for a long time.

16. Steve Harvey

Net Worth: $200 Million

Steve is famous for his acting career. He is one of the famous movie actors which gained popularity. Steve also rose to fame through The Steve Harvey Show. He has many movies in his career. His movie is also very popular.

Steve Harvey has built up an incredible net worth estimated at $200 Million. On the list he is 16th.

15. Ray Romano

Net Worth: $200 Million

Romano has been in quite a few movies, but he has a special place in our hearts for his ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ role as the patriarch of the ‘Raymond family’.

He is known as one of the most successful comedians in the world, and he is one of the richer comedians in the world. In July 2022, his net worth is $200 million.

14. Kevin Hart

Net Worth: $200 Million

Kevin Hart is the 21st century comedian which has made fortune from his successful comedy career. Hart is mostly known for his appearances in ‘I’m a Grown Little Man’ and ‘Seriously Funny’.

Hart is among the richest comedians of the world today. He’s also one of the best.

Kevin Hart’s net worth was estimated to be around $200 million as of July 2022 after he starred in the film ‘The Upside’.

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13. Dan Aykroyd

Net Worth: $200 Million

Dan Aykroyd is mainly known for the sitcom ‘Saturday Night Live’, but has been known to be a great actor and comedian. He’s also been recognized as the writer on the sitcom ‘My Girl’ and has even been nominated for an Academy Award. He is the owner of ‘Ghost Busters’ with his fellow co-star and co-owner, Bill Murray.

Aykroyd is most famous for the role of Bluto Blutarsky in Animal House, and for the numerous movie roles he has portrayed.

12. Seth MacFarlane

Net Worth: $300 Million

Seth MacFarlane made a voice for a cartoon in the year 2013. This voice had the same style as his TV show Family Guy.

MacFarlane is known for being the creator of the hit show ‘The Family Guy’. He has won several different awards from shows and festivals such as the Emmy awards and the Grammy awards.

Seth MacFarlane has a net worth estimated to be $300 million. His fortune comes from working in the business of animation and entertainment.

11. Larry David

Net Worth: $400 Million

Larry David is known as a comedic actor, comedian, writer, and producer.

David started at NBC in 1976 as a writer on ‘Saturday Night Live’, he went on to write and direct ‘The Ben Stiller Show’ and then became a co-creator of ‘Seinfeld’ before leaving in 1998.

10. David Letterman

Net Worth: $400 Million

David Letterman is a late night talk show host who is well known for hosting “The David Letterman Show” since 1985. He won the Guinness Book of World Record for “Oldest talk show host”, at age 60.

Today, the most popular comedian in the world, who commands $20 million per episode, is worth $400 million.

9. Bill Cosby

Net Worth: $400 Million

Bill Cosby is an American comedian, actor, and author. Cosby is mostly known for his work ‘Cosby Kids’, ‘The Cosby Show’ and ‘The Bill Cosby Show’. He has won several Academy Awards for his incredible performance in films and in television shows.

According to Forbes, as of July 2020, Bill Cosby has a net worth of $400 million.

8. Adam Sandler

Net Worth: $420 Million

As of July 2022, Adam Sandler’s net worth is estimated to be $10 million to $20 million.

7. Byron Allen

Net Worth: $450 Million

Allen is a famous comedian and television producer. His company is an American television production company, and he is the owner and CEO.

6. Jay Leno

Net Worth: $450 Million

Jay Leno has worked with celebrities such as the late John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Muhammad Ali and many others.

Jack is most famous for his work on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on NBC. In recent years, he has attracted an audience of more than 4 million people.

Jay Leno made a net worth of around $450 Million, making him the sixth richest comedian in the world.

5. Ellen DeGeneres

Net Worth: $500 Million

Ellen is an American comedian, actress and television host. She is best known for her role as Annie Edison on the sitcom Ellen. She has also hosted the Academy Awards several times.

The Ellen DeGeneres net worth is estimated to be $500 million dollars as of July 2022.

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4. Trey Parker

Net Worth: $600 Million

Parker is a best friend of Matt Stone who is known as the creator of South Park. Parker has a large role in the show and has been working with the series for around twenty years. He is an award winning comedian and has won four Emmys and one Grammy Award.

Today the net worth of Trey Parker is approximately $600 Million.

3. Matt Groening

Net Worth: $600 Million

Matt Groening started doing stand up comedy at a young age. His first big stand up success came when his dad bought him tickets to see the comedy legend Martin Mull.

For the last 25 years, the Simpsons have been one of the most popular shows on television.

2. Matt Stone

Net Worth: $700 Million

Matt Stone is a South Park creator that was born and raised in California. He is best known for co-creating the controversial and satirical cartoon ‘South Park.’ The show quickly became one of Comedy Central’s most popular shows.

Today Stone is the 2nd richest comedian in the world with a net worth of $300 million.

1. Jerry Seinfeld

Net Worth: $950 Million

Jerry Seinfeld’s comedy shows have been very successful and are still shown to date. Seinfeld is considered to be the “King of Comedy”.

He also starred in several movies since then, including ‘Scary Movie 3’.

He is the most successful comedian in America. He earns $75 million a year and that is why he was rated as the number one celebrity in the world.


The world’s richest guy is Bill Gates with $81 billion.

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