The comedy business, in all its forms—movies, TV series, podcasts, audio, YouTube, stand-up comedy, theater, etc.—has been on the growth path, perhaps as a result of people’s need to relax from their hectic and stressful lives and careers. In recent years, the comedy industry has been experiencing an unexpected boom, being a fast-growing entertainment industry. That is what has made comedians some of the most paid and wealthiest entertainers. So, what is the exact figure for the amount of money that famous comedians make? Or, who is the wealthiest comedian in the world?
Well, you do not have to go far to find your answers because below is a list of richest comedians in the world in 2022, according to the popular American Magazine, Forbes. Without wasting any minutes, let’s find out who is the richest comedian in the world.
#1 Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld is an American comedian, TV producer, actor, and car collector who is also regarded as the King of Comedy in the US. He is recognized as the world’s richest entertainment. In the comedy Seinfeld, which he co-created and co-wrote with Larry David, he played a fictitious version of himself and rose to fame. Furthermore, Jerry Seinfeld’s net worth is estimated to be $950 million at the age of 64.
#2 Matt Stone
American voice actor, comedian, and animator Matt. He rose to fame by helping to create the controversial and satirical South Park comic. In addition, he is well known for tackling social concerns on all of his social media channels. Stone is currently the second-richest comedian in the world with his net worth is approximately $700 million.
#3 Matt Groening
American cartoonist, animator, and novelist Groening also produces television. He has also received several accolades for notable programs, including 13 Primetime Emmy Awards. He is also revered for creating the well-known program The Simpsons. Matt Groening has a net worth of $600 million as of July 2022.
#4 Trey Parker
With a net worth of $600 million, an American comedian, voice artist, director, and producer Trey Parker ranks 4th on the list. He is best known for co-creating South Park with Matt Stone. He has won 4 Emmy Awards and one Grammy Award for his work.
#5 Ellen DeGeneres
American comedian, TV host, actor, and writer Ellen DeGeneres is the fifth-richest comedian in the world with a net worth of $500 million. She has a sizable following because of the success of her television program, “The Ellen Show.” She is one of the most successful comedians in the world.
#6 Jay Leno
American stand-up comic and TV personality Jay Leno has a $400 million net worth. He is widely recognized for his work on NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Jay remained the host of the Tonight Show for 17 consecutive years never taking a single day off. His dedication to his work has made him one of the world’s richest stand-up comedians.
#7 Byron Allen
Byron Allen, a comedian and TV producer from the United States, is ranked seventh on the list with a net worth of $450 million. His company Entertainment Studios is a television production company based in the US.
#8 Adam Sandler
Sandler is an American actor, comedian and producer. Before moving to Hollywood, Adam first became well-known around the country as a cast member of Saturday Night Live. Over the years, he has been the highest-paid entertainer in the world with a net worth of $420 million.
#9 Bill Cosby
As the creator and star of The Cosby Show, Cosby is a well-known media figure and entertainment. His comedy albums have remained current throughout the years since he started out as a stand-up comedian in the 1960s. For his great efforts, he has also received several honors. As of July 2022, Bill Cosby’s net worth is $400 million.
#10 David Letterman
On the list of the richest comedians in the world, American TV host, comedian, writer, and producer David Letterman comes in at number 10 with a net worth of $400 million. He has participated in a number of late-night TV chat shows over his 33-year career.
#11 Larry David
Larry David, who has a net worth of $400 million, is listed as the 11th richest comedian in the world by Forbes in 2022. Seinfeld, possibly the most well-known American comedy of all time, was co-produced by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld.
#12 Seth MacFarlane
Seth is a singer, songwriter, actor, and filmmaker who produces TV shows in the United States. He is well-known for having created The Family Guy, a popular animated series that ran on television from 1999 to 2003 and from 2005 to the present. He is also well-known for his abilities as an actor and songwriter. Today Seth MacFarlane has a net worth estimated to be $300 million
#13 Dan Aykroyd
Aykroyd, a comedian and accomplished actor, comes in at number 13 on the list with a net worth of $200 million. He is so well-known among us because of his work on “Saturday Night Live.” He has also worked on well-known films including “Ghostbusters” and “My Girl.”
#14 Kevin Hart
American comedian, actor, producer, and spokesperson Hart. He is most recognized for his roles in the movies Serious Funny and I’m a Grown Little Man. He ranks as one of the wealthiest black comedians and is among the highest-paid performers in the world with a net worth of $200 million.
#15 Ray Romano
Romano is a multi-talented celebrity known for his remarkable multi-tasking abilities in stand-up, screenplay, and voice acting. He has also set the voice as one of the main characters for the Ice Age franchise. Also, he is well known for his social media platforms, where he charges hundreds of dollars per post. Today Ray Romano’s net worth is roughly $200 Million.
#16 Steve Harvey
American novelist, actor, and comedian Steve Harvey. He became well-known for his acting work in the TV comedy series “The Steve Harvey Show.” Since then, Steve Harvey has amassed an amazing fortune that is said to be worth $200 million. He comes in at number sixteen.
#17 Bill Murray
Bill Murray, an actor and comedian, is ranked 17th on the list with a net worth of $180 million. Through NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” he first came to public attention. Since then, he has appeared in several films, including GhostBusters, Groundhog Day, and Caddyshack.
#18 Drew Carey
American actor, comedian, and TV personality Drew Carey comes in at number 18 on the list with a net worth of $165 million. The Drew Carey Show is Carey’s most well-known program. He now serves as the show’s host.
#19 Sacha Baron Cohen
Sacha is an English actor, comedian, and writer. He is well known for playing the humorous fictional characters Ali G, Bruno Gehard, and Borat Sagdiyev. He is also widely recognized for having millions of followers on social media. Sacha Baron Cohen is expected to have a net worth of $160 million as of July 2022.
#20 Stefan Raab
Stefan Raab, a German comedian, performer, singer, and TV personality, is ranked 20th on the list with a net worth of $160 million. His career began with the comedy program Vivasion. Since 1999, he has been ‘TV Total’s’ host.
#21 Terry Fator
Terry Fator is a ventriloquist artist and a stand up comedian he was born in 1965 in Texas. Terry Fator uses 15 different puppets in his act and he won the Season 2 of America’s Got Talent and received a $1,000,000 prize. He is also ranked in the world’s highest paid comedians with a net worth of around $160 million.
#22 Conan O’Brien
O’Brien is a writer, producer, comedian, and television host from the United States. For over three decades, he presented several iterations of a late-night humor talk program. With a net worth of $150 million, he is regarded as one of the top hosts in the business and has met celebrities from all over the world.
#23 Rowan Atkinson
Rowan Atkinson, better known by his stage name Mr. Bean, is a British actor and comedian who ranks 23rd on the list of the wealthiest comedians in the world with a net worth of $150 million. In addition to his well-known roles as “Mr. Bean” and “Johnny English,” he also became wealthy through the movie industry.
#24 Bill Maher
American comedian, presenter, and actor Maher comes in at number 24 on the list with a net worth of $140 million. His wit and humor are highly renowned. The HBO talk program “Real Time with Bill Maher” is where he gained his fame.
#25 Jeff Dunham
American comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham. He has made appearances on a number of television programs, including The Tonight Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central Presents, and Sonny with a Chance. One of the greatest ventriloquists ever, according to many.
#26 Ricky Gervais
Who is the wealthiest comic in Britain? British-born actor, comedian, writer, and director Gervais also works in movies. He became the richest British performer when he created the television series The Office, which contributed to the great majority of his personal worth. The program has grown to be among the most successful in history. With a net worth of $140 million, Gervais ranks 26th on the list.
#27 Steve Martin
The comedian, actor, writer, and musician Steve Martin hails from the United States. The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour was where he initially attracted recognition as a performer and writer (1968-1969). Also, he’s hosted 15 episodes of Saturday Night Live. Ricky Gervais’ net worth was around $140 million as of July 2022.
#28 Jon Stewart
A comedian, actor, and political satirist from the United States, Stewart is ranked number 28 on the list with a net worth of $120 million. His first job on TV came to him in 1989. From 1999 to 2015, he served as host of “The Daily Show,” which helped make him well-known.
#29 Matthew Perry
Matthew Perry is best known for playing the role of Chandler Bing on the sitcom Friends. However, he has also made appearances in a number of other TV series and movies, including Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Go On, and the motion pictures Fools Rush In and The Whole Nine Yards. Matthew Perry’s estimated net worth as of July 2022 is $120 million.
#30 Martin Lawrence
Martin Lawrence, an actor and stand-up comedian, comes in at number 30 on the list with a net worth of $110 million. Do you know that Lawrence has a hit TV show called “Martin”?