Who is the richest comedian in the world?

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Have you ever wondered who the richest comedians in the world are?

You are not alone in this, that’s why we did our research out of curiosity to get the net worth of the top comedians in the world.

If you love comedy, you will be as amazed as we were at the net worth of these comedians.

List of the top 20 richest comedians in the world as of 2019?

20. Ray Romano

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Ray Romano’s net worth is $130 million

Raymond Romano is an American stand-up actor and comedian.

He is best known for his family TV show “Everybody Loves Raymond”.

Raymond was so good at the comedic show and of course, he made money out of the art.

Besides being owning a TV show, Raymond has also featured as the voice of one of the main characters for ‘Ice Age’ franchise.

So far, there have been five Ice Age features, several shorts, and a couple of television specials.

What that means is that Romano is still making money.

This has set him apart as one of the most successful comedians in the world.

As of 2019, Ray Romano’s net worth is about $130 million dollars.

This places him as the 20th richest comedian in the world.

19. Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Atkinson famous British comedian Mr. Bean

Rowan Atkinson’s net worth is $130 million

Did you just say, Mr Bean? Yeah! That’s him. Rowan Atkinson is a British actor and comedian who became famous for starring in ‘Mr. Bean’ and ‘Johnny English’.

British actor Rowan Atkinson is probably one of the most unique actors out there.

You can either love him or not, but you can’t deny the fact that Mr Bean is a true television icon.

His comedy style is more facial than it is physical, but it absolutely works every time.

At least, he has made a fortune from his performance in the films he has starred in.

As of 2019, Rowan Atkinson’s net worth is $130 million dollars.

He ranks as the 19th richest comedian in the world.

18. Sacha Baron Cohen

Sacha Baron Cohen rich comedian

Baron Cohen’s net worth is $130 million

Sacha Baron Cohen is a British writer, actor, and comedian.

He is by far one of the most talented comedians of our generation.

Cohen is famously known for his starring role as Ali G, Borat, Bruno and General Aladeen.

Each of these roles is subject to different films which Cohen featured in.

Guess what, he wrote the script for all of these roles by himself.

Now, that’s genius!

As of 2019, Sacha Baron Cohen has a net worth of $130 Million dollars.

He currently ranks as No. 18 among the list of richest comedians in the world.

17. Dan Aykroyd

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Dan Aykroyd’s net worth is $135 million

If you followed ‘Saturday Night Live’, you probably already know who Dan Aykroyd is.

He is the life of the party in the ‘Saturday Night Live’ show.

No doubt, the TV show really pushed his career into a great path.

Dan Aykroyd is famous for his multiple skills as a comedian as well as an award-winning actor.

He will always be considered to be one of the best in the comedy industry.

Besides comedy, Aykroyd has also featured in classic movies like ‘Ghostbusters’, ‘Trading Places’, ‘The Coneheads’, and ‘My Girl’.

However, he now focuses on his business ventures, which include the House of Blues chain of restaurants.

As of 2019, Dan Aykroyd’s net worth is about $135 million dollars, making him the 17th richest comedian in the world.

16. Steve Harvey

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Steve Harvey’s net worth is $140 million

Who else can be so naturally funny as Steve Harvey?

This guy is legendary! I will be in shock if you say you don’t know him.

Steve Harvey is an American author, actor, and comedian.

Harvey is regarded as one of the most influential personalities in cinema.

He became famous for being the host of the very funny TV comedy series ‘The Steve Harvey Show’.

However, Harvey is most popular today for his role as host of one of America’s favourite game shows: Family Feud.

As of 2019, Steve Harvey’s net worth is $140 million, making him the 16th wealthiest comedian alive.

15. Bill Murray

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Bill Murray’s net worth is $140 million

Sitting on No. 15 on the list of the world richest comedians is no other than…. drum rolls… Bill Murray.

Bill Murray is a comedian and actor from Wilmette, Illinois.

Just like his friend, Dan Aykroyd, Murray also came into the spotlight through NBC’s ‘Saturday Night Live’.

Since then, he has also featured in films such as ‘Ghost Busters’, ‘Groundhog Day’ and ‘Caddyshack’.

Murray has been successful in his career as a comedian, and this has a bright reflection on his net worth.

As of 2019, Bill Murray’s net worth is estimated to be $140 million dollars.

14. Kevin Hart

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Kevin Hart’s net worth is $150 million

When a person’s picture has been used severally to produce thousands of funny memes, then that person must be truly funny.

That’s the case for Kevin Hart. He doesn’t even have to open his mouth to make people laugh.

Little wonder he is considered to be the 21’s century “Comedy King”.

He has that natural ability to make you laugh out your sorrows.

Besides stand-up comedy, Hart has also made appearances in films like ‘Im a Grown Little Man’ and ‘Seriously Funny’.

Of course, Hart’s comedy talent and his acting skills have brought him so much fortune.

As of 2019, Kevin Hart ranks as the 14th richest comedian in the world with a net worth of $150 million dollars.

13. Jim Carrey

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Jim Carrey’s net worth is $150 million

It will be very shocking not to find Carrey on the list of the richest comedians in the world.

Jim Carrey is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, and producer who has done so much in his career.

He may not be active on the big screen today, but he left a strong imprint in the 90s and early 2000s.

As an actor, Carrey has starred in comedy movies such as ‘Dumb and Dumber’, ‘Ace Ventura’ and ‘The Mask’.

His success has brought him many awards and nominations throughout his career as an actor and comedian.

As of 2019, Jim Carrey’s net worth is estimated to be $150 Million dollars.

This makes him the 13th richest comedian in the world.

12. Drew Carey

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Drew Carey’s net worth is $165 million

In 2007, everyone was like… umm, why did Drew Carey replace Bob Barker in ‘The Price Is Right’ show? Who the heck is this new guy? Etc.

I believe by now, we’re all glad he was the one chosen to replace Bob.

Drew Carey is an American actor, writer, comedian and television host that is mostly known for his own show ‘The Drew Carey Show’.

Besides being a professional in the industry, Carey also has some side businesses.

He is the co-owner of a professional soccer team – Seatle Sounders FC, and he sometimes works as a sports photographer.

Oh! Did you also know that Drew Carey served in the United State Marine Corp?

Okay, now you know.

His passion and talents have made him so rich.

As of 2019, Drew Carey’s net worth is $165 million dollars making him the 12th richest comedian in the world.

11. Seth MacFarlane

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Seth MacFarlane’s net worth is $250 million

It’s quite rare in the movie industry to find a long-lasting hit on the first try.

MacFarlane’s TV show ‘The Family Guy’ is one of those outliers shows that hit the bullseye on the first try.

Seth MacFarlane is an American voice actor, comedian, and cartoonist.

He is best known as the creator of the successful animated show ‘The Family Guy’ that has aired on television from 1999 to 2003, and from 2005 till date.

MacFarlane is more than just funny; he’s smart, talented, and probably one of the most creative minds in comedy today.

As of 2019, Seth MacFarlane ranks as the 12th richest comedian in the world with a net worth of $250 million dollars.

10. Jay Leno

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Jay Leno’s net worth is $250 million

Television host Jay Leno is another American television icon, actor, writer, and producer.

Jay Leno is well known for hosting NBC’s TV show ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ for over 20 years.

That show alone has attracted well over 4 million viewers for NBC, making Leno one of America’s most popular TV hosts.

Leno didn’t just move from grass to grace overnight, he worked really hard for it.

At some point in his career, he was doing stand-up comedy for 300 days in a year before he got his breakthrough

Now, that’s a big inspiration for every one of us. Hard work truly pays.

As of 2019, Jay Leno’s net worth is estimated to be $350 million dollars.

He sits as the 10th richest comedian in the world.

9. David Letterman

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David Letterman’s net worth is $400 million

Jay leno held his Late Night Show for 20 years, well, here is another man who has done the same, or should we say better?

Letterman held his ‘Late Night with David Letterman’ talk show host position for 33 years.

I’m gasping for air right now!!

David Letterman is an American television host, comedian, writer, and producer.

His incredible talent has brought him so much wealth to be listed among the richest comedians in the world.

Not to think of it… He is not taking it easy at all. Letterman is still pushing and making strong moves.

He is currently the host of the TV series ‘My Next Guest Needs No Introduction‘ where he has interviewed Barack Obama.

As of 2019, David Letterman is worth $400 million dollars and he ranks as the 9th richest comedian in the world.

8. Byron Allen

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Byron Allen’s net worth is $400 million

Entertainment Studios’ founder, Byron Allen is so successful that you can’t possibly omit his name from this list.

Byron Allen is an American comedian, television producer, chairman, and CEO of Entertainment Studios based in the United States.

In this business of being funny, Allen has got a lot of ‘funny’ in his bones.

Allen started his career doing stand-up just like most of the other guys in the industry.

He may be a super talented comedian, but he’s also got his business game very smooth.

As of 2019, Byron Allen is worth a whopping $400 million, making him the 8th richest comedian in the world.

7. Bill Cosby

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Bill Cosby’s net worth is $400 million

A true legend, Cosby was the first to break the racial barrier in the television through his shows including The Cosby Show, I Spy, and Uptown Saturday Night.

Bill Cosby is an American author, comedian, and actor who has also won several awards for his incredible performance in films and in television shows.

However, recent times have not been easy for him.

Cosby has been getting a lot of negative press which is very devastating for both him and his fans.

As of 2019, Bill Cosby has an estimated net worth of $400 million dollars.

He is placed as No. 7 on this list of wealthiest comedians alive.

6. Larry David

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Larry David’s net worth is $400 million

Who’s this guy, and what is he doing far down the list of the top 20 richest comedians in the world?

In case you don’t know, Larry David is an American writer, actor, producer and comedian from Brooklyn, New York.

He is best known as the head writer and executive producer of ‘Seinfeld’.

Seinfeld is a successful comedy show which he co-created alongside the main-character Jerry Seinfeld.

The majority of Davids net worth stems from his work on Seinfeld and he is also the mind behind Curb Your Enthusiasm.

As of 2019, David’s estimated net worth today is around $400 million dollars, making him the 6th richest comedian in the world.

5. Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres richest female comedian in the world

Ellen DeGeneres’ net worth is $450 million

Wow! Finally, we have a woman on the list of the top 20 richest comedians in the world.

This is a refreshing sight. At least, the ladies have something to brag about too.

Ellen DeGeneres is an American comedian, television host, actress, and writer.

Wait a minute, does this mean that Ellen DeGeneres is the richest female comedian alive?

Obviously, she’s not just the first woman on this list, but she’s among the top 5 richest comedians in the world.

Most definitely, she is the richest female comedian in the world. What a great feat!

Ellen is popularly known for being the host of her own show The Ellen Show‘.

As of 2019, Ellen DeGeneres has a net worth of $450 million dollars and ranks as the 5th richest comedian in the world.

Let’s hope she also makes it to the list of the richest women in the world.

4. Matt Stone

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Matt Stone’s net worth is $500 million

Here’s a quick question for you to answer… Have you watched even a minute of the Controversial cartoon ‘South Park’?

If you haven’t, then permit me to do the introduction.

Matt Stone is an American animator, voice artist and comedian.

He is best known for his creative genius in co-creating the famed Comedy Central animation, ‘South Park’.

The show quickly became one of Comedy Central’s most popular shows.

Do you know what happens when a show becomes very popular? A lot of money is made.

As of 2019, Matt Stone is estimated to be worth a whopping $500 million dollars.

He is in 4th place on the list of richest comedians in the world.

3. Trey Parker

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Trey Parker’s net worth is $500 million

Did you think Matt Stone, the co-creator of TV show ‘South Park’ would be named among the richest comedians and his partner would miss the list?

Well, I don’t think so.

Trey Parker is an American comedian, voice artist, director, and producer.

He is the second brain behind ‘South Park’. I don’t know whether it’s the left or right brain.

All I know is that a combination of Matt Stone and Trey Parker results to one phenomenal TV Show – South Park.

It’s no surprise that Parker is the owner of four Emmys and even a Grammy award.

As of 2019, Trey Parker is worth $500 million dollars, and he is not slowing down.

He currently ranks as the 3rd Richest comedian in the world. Whoops!!

2. Matt Groening

Matt Groening top 20 richest comedians in the world

Matt Groening’s net worth is $400 million

There’s a very high probability that you do not know about Groening.

However, the fact that you know about ‘The Simpsons’ is enough testament to the incredible talent of this comedian and animator.

Matt Groening is an American comedian, and animator who created the worldwide popular series ‘The Simpsons’.

The animation is probably the most successful animation of all time and it reflects in his net worth.

As of 2019, Matt Groening has an estimated net worth $500 Million dollars.

He is No. 2 on the list of top 20 richest comedians in the world!!

This is more like top 5 or top 2 richest comedians.

Whatever the case may be, we just agree that he is so rich!

1. Jerry Seinfeld

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Jerry Seinfeld’s net worth is $400 million

Seinfeld is an American stand-up comedian, actor, producer, and writer.

He is best known for his starring role in his TV show ‘Seinfeld’, written by Larry David.

The television series has grown to be a huge success since it first aired on television.

Seinfeld has also appeared in many other shows including ‘Frankie on Benson’ and ‘The Tonight Show’.

He’s had an incredibly successful career as a stand-up comedian and is considered to be the ‘King of Comedy’.

Much of Jerry Seinfeld’s income and net worth comes from his show – ‘Seinfeld’.

As at 2019, Jerry Seinfeld’s net worth is estimated to be about $950 million.

With this whopping net worth, Jerry Seinfeld is the richest comedian in the world.

Come to think of it, he is only $50 million dollars short of joining the billionaire gang.

Now, that’s big money.

Summary of the Top 20 richest comedians in the world.

  1. Jerry Seinfeld – $950 million
  2. Matt Groening – $500 million
  3. Trey Parker – $500 million
  4. Matt Stone – $500 million
  5. Ellen DeGeneres – $450 million
  6. Larry David – $400 million
  7. Bill Cosby – $400 million
  8. Byron Allen – $400 million
  9. David Letterman – $400 million
  10. Jay Leno – $350 million
  11. Seth MacFarlane – $250 million
  12. Drew Carey – $165 million
  13. Jim Carrey – $150 million
  14. Kevin Hart – $150 million
  15. Bill Murray – $140 million
  16. Steve Harvey – $140 million
  17. Dan Aykroyd – $135 million
  18. Sacha Baron Cohen – $130 million
  19. Rowan Atkinson – $130 million
  20. Ray Romano – $130 million

How my of these people did you originally expect to be on this list of wealthiest comedians?

Please, leave a comment below let’s know how many people you were able to guess correctly.

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