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Comedy Heavyweights: 10 Top-Earning Successful Comedians In 2017

Comedy Heavyweights: 10 Top-Earning Successful Comedians In 2017

Totaling at a whopping $69 million, Jerry Seinfeld is back on top of the highest-earning comedian on the planet in 2017, according to the top business publication Forbes. Meanwhile, Chris Rock, who earned $57 million, is the second-highest paid comedian in the world, followed by Louis C.K., who earned $52 million and Dave Chappelle, who earned $47 million.

Out of 10 comedy Heavyweights, Amy Schumer, the “Trainwreck” and “Snatched” star, is the only woman on 2017 top-earning comedians list, with a reported $37.5 million in income between June 2016 and June 2017.

“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” – E. E. Cummings

Kevin Hart, Jim Gaffigan, Terry Fator, Jeff Dunham, and Sebastian Maniscalco round out the top ten with $32.5 million, $30.5 million, $18.5 million, $15.5 million, and $15 million respectively.

Comedy Heavyweights: Here are the 10 highest-paid comics and their estimated earnings

  1. Jerry Seinfeld
    Estimated annual earning: $69 million
  2. Chris Rock
    Estimated annual earning: $57 million
  3. Louis C.K.
    Estimated annual earning: $52 million
  4. Dave Chappelle
    Estimated annual earning: $47 million
  5. Amy Schumer
    Estimated annual earning: $37.5 million
  6. Kevin Hart
    Estimated annual earning: $32.5 million
  7. Jim Gaffigan
    Estimated annual earning: $30.5 million
  8. Terry Fator
    Estimated annual earning: $18.5 million
  9. Jeff Dunham
    Estimated annual earning: $15.5 million
  10. Sebastian Maniscalco
    Estimated annual earning: $15 million
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