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