Jerry Seinfeld takes back the number one spot as highest-paid comedian

2017-08-02 12:35

Cape Town – Jerry Seinfeld has regained the number one spot on the Forbes list of highest-paid comedians.

The magazine says the comedian raked in $69m between June 2016 and June 2017.

Royalties from his 90s comedy, two exclusive stand-up specials and new episodes of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee on Netflix all contributed to his earnings.

Coming in at second place is Chris Rock with $57m and rounding out the top 3 is Louis C.K. who brought in $52.

Last year's top earner Kevin Hart dropped to number six on the list with $32.5m.

See the full list here:

1. Jerry Seinfield, $69m
2. Chris Rock, $57m
3. Louis C.K, $52
4. Dave Chappelle, $47m
5. Amy Schumer, $37.5m
6. Kevin Hart, $32.5m
7. Jim Gaffigan, $30.5m
8. Terry Factor, $18.5m
9. Jeff Dunham, $15.5m
10. Sebastian Maniscalco, $15m


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