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World’s Richest Comedians, 2021

With a net worth of roughly $920 million, Jerry Seinfeld is the wealthiest comedian in the world, followed by Larry David ($800 million), Matt Groening ($500 million); and Bill Cosby ($450 million). Jay Leno is the fifth-richest comedian in the world, with a $400 million fortune. Trey Parker ranked 6th with a personal wealth of $350 million, followed by Matt Stone with $300 million.

No matter how talented a comedian is, making the crowd laugh at their antics, is not something which everyone excels at. However, some comedians in the entertainment industry just know the right way to tickle the funny bones. Here in this article below, we will mention those names who are also regarded as the richest comedians in the world. Overall, among the top 10 richest comedians in the world, the eighth, ninth, and tenth positions are held by Seth MacFarlane, Drew Carey, and Jim Carrey. Who are the richest comedians in the world?

World’s Richest Comedians, 2021

RankNameNet worthCountry
1Jerry Seinfeld$920 Million United states
2Larry David$800 Million United states
3Matt Groening$500 Million United states
4Bill Cosby$450 Million United states
5Jay Leno$400 Million United states
6Trey Parker$350 Million United states
7Matt Stone$300 Million United states
8Seth MacFarlane$194 Million United states
9Drew Carey$165 Million United states
10Jim Carrey$150 Million Canada
11Joan Rivers$150 Million United states
12Dan Aykroyd$135 Million Canada
13Sacha Baron Cohen$130 Million United kingdom
14Rowan Atkinson$130 Million United kingdom
15Kevin Hart$128 Million United states
16Bill Murray$120 Million United states
17Ray Romano$120 Million United states
18Bob Saget$100 Million United states
19Jeff Foxworthy$100 Million United states
20Steve Harvey$100 Million United states
21Chris Rock$100 Million United states
22Mel Brooks$85 Million United states
23Roseanne Barr$80 Million United states
24Kevin James$80 Million United states
25Ricky Gervais$80 Million United kingdom
26Will Ferrell$80 Million United states
27Carrot Top$75 Million United states
28Conan OBrien$75 Million United states
29Eric Idle$60 Million United kingdom
30Jeff Dunham$60 Million United states
31Michael Mcintyre$50 Million United kingdom
32Larry The Cable Guy$50 Million United states
33Billy Crystal$45 Million United states
34Stephen Colbert$45 Million United states
35Dave Chappelle$42 Million United states
36David Spade$40 Million United states
37Russell Peters$40 Million Canada
38Bill Engvall$40 Million United states
39Adam McKay$40 Million United states
40Jack Black$40 Million United states
41Jimmy Kimmel$35 Million United states
42George Lopez$35 Million United states
43Stephen Merchant$35 Million United kingdom
44Damon Wayans$35 Million United states
45Chelsea Handler$35 Million United states
46Tom Arnold$30 Million United states
47Dane Cook$30 Million United states
48Ron White$30 Million United states
49Bill Maher$30 Million Ireland
50Don Rickles$30 Million United states
51Dick Van Dyke$30 Million United states
52Stephen Fry$30 Million United kingdom
53Shawn Wayans$30 Million United states
54Graham Norton$30 Million Ireland
55Dana Carvey$28 Million United states
56Jimmy Fallon$25 Million United states
57Carol Burnett$25 Million United states
58Louis CK$25 Million United states
59Martin Short$25 Million Canada
60John Leguizamo$25 Million United states
61Jamel Debbouze$25 Million France
62John Ritter$20 Million United states
63Michael Palin$20 Million United kingdom
64Yakov Smirnoff$20 Million United states
65Frank Caliendo$20 Million United states
66Kathy Griffin$20 Million United states
67Carlos Mencia$20 Million United states
68Dennis Miller$20 Million United states
69Pauly Shore$20 Million United states
70Melissa McCarthy$20 Million United states
71Billy Connolly$20 Million United kingdom
72Eddie Izzard$20 Million United kingdom
73Zach Galifianakis$20 Million United states
74Gabriel Iglesias$18 Million United states
75Tracy Morgan$18 Million United states
76Garry Shandling$17 Million United states
77John Cleese$17 Million United kingdom
78Aziz Ansari$17 Million United states
79Rebel Wilson$16 Million Australia
80Craig Ferguson$16 Million United states
81Adam Carolla$16 Million United states
82Kristen Wiig$16 Million United states
83Richard Belzer$16 Million United states
84Tim Meadows$16 Million United states
85Lily Tomlin$15 Million United states
86Marlon Wayans$15 Million United states
87Rob Schneider$15 Million United states
88Cedric the Entertainer$15 Million United states
89Pat Cooper$15 Million United states
90Christopher Guest$15 Million United states
91Russell Brand$15 Million United kingdom
92Patton Oswalt$14 Million United states
93Mo'nique$13 Million United states
94David Cross$12 Million United states
95Artie Lange$12 Million United states
96Cheech Marin$12 Million United states
97Steve Coogan$12 Million United kingdom
98Jimmy Carr$12 Million United kingdom
99Will Arnett$12 Million Canada
100Jon Lovitz$12 Million United states

Detailed findings & methodology: CEOWORLD magazine put together a panel of experts to go over data points culled from virtually every reputable wealth tracking media outlet including Bloomberg, The Richest, Money Inc, Cheat Sheet, GOBankingRates, Celebritynetworth, Wealthygorilla, Forbes, and more. Based on a consensus from these sources, the final decision for ranking was judged editorially. All data is for the most recent period available. Some were not included in the official statistics for various reasons, primarily due to the lack of necessary data. Just remember, these values and fluctuations are estimations based on a host of variables and publicly available documents. The margin of sampling error for the full data sample is plus or minus 1.2 percentage points. In addition to sampling error, one should bear in mind that as in all survey research, there are possible sources of error—such as coverage, nonresponse, and measurement error——that could affect the results. All figures in US dollars.

Jerry Seinfield: Jerry Seinfield is one of the top comedians today. But success did not come to him suddenly. For many years in a row, Jerry used to perform in local clubs, until the HBO special Rodney Dangerfield changed his game. After that, he appeared as Frankie on Benson sitcom four times in a row and currently his net worth is evaluated as $920 million.

Larry David: Lawrence Gene “Larry” David is another big name to appear on our list. The American actor, comedian, and producer are famous for writing “Seinfield” which is a situational comedy. He has also written the NBC show “Fridays” which made him a household name. His net worth is calculated as $800 million as of now.

Matt Groening: We all have heard about the animated series “Simpsons”, right. Well, it is now time to meet the brains behind the famous cartoon series. Matthew Abraham Groening became a household name after creating the all-time favourite series “The Simpsons” which ran for 23 seasons. His current net worth stands at $500 million.

Bill Cosby: Bill Cosby is a creator who is mostly famous for his works like “Cosby Kids”, “The Bill Cosby Show”, “I Spy”, and “The Cosby Mysteries”. Apart from producing the shows, Bill Cosby has also won Emmy for his performances. His net worth today is around $450 million.

Jay Leno: A well-known television host, Jay Leno is mostly known for his work on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno”. The talk show garnered positive response from audiences worldwide and now is being run by Jimmy Fallon. His net worth as estimated today is $400 million.

Trey Parker: Trey Parker began his acting role with Giant Beavers of Southern Sri Lanka. However, he gained immense popularity with Cannibal” the Musical. Recipient of numerous awards, his net worth is around $350 million making him the richest comedians in the world.

Matt Stone: Matt Stone is an American animator and screenwriter who is mostly known for his satirical works. His first foray into the world of entertainment was with the controversial yet popular cartoon “South Park”. Apart from writing, Matt also is an ace actor and has starred in movies like “Team America: World Police”. His net worth as of now is $300 million.

Seth MacFarlane: Seth MacFarlane is a comedian, cartoonist, screenwriter, and much more. He is known for his hit TV shows such as “Family Guy”, and “American Dad”. Apart from this, his line of work also includes the Mark Wahlberg starrer “Ted” which gained him critical acclaim. As of now, his net worth is $194 million.

Drew Carey: Drew Carey is one of the famous names today. He is also the brain behind The Drew Carey Show and is also known for hosting The Price Is Right. Today his net worth stands at $165 million which makes him one of the richest comedians in the world.

Jim Carrey: Jim Carrey is regarded as one of the finest actor and comedian in Hollywood. Throughout his long and successful career, Jim has received several accolades for his critically acclaimed performances. With films like “The Mask”, “Liar Liar”, and “Bruce Almighty”, Jim’s net worth is estimated at $150 million.


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Alexandra Dimitropoulou

Alexandra Dimitropoulou

VP and News Editor
Alexandra Dimitropoulou is a VP and News Editor at CEOWORLD magazine, working to build and strengthen the brand’s popular, consumer-friendly content. In addition to running the company’s website, CEOWORLD magazine, which aims to help CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, and other C-level executives get smarter about how they earn, save and spend their money, she also sits on the Board of Directors of the Global Business Policy Institute. She can be reached on email alexandra-dimitropoulou@ceoworld.biz. You can follow her on Twitter at @ceoworld.