Comedy around the globe has been regarded as a franchise on its own. Most of these top grossing comedians combine comedy with acting, TV shows and other business ventures.
According to reports from known rating agencies, the richest comedian in the world is Jerry Seinfeld who is $50 million away to $1 billion.
Here are the top 10 richest comedians in the World
Jerry Seinfeld – Net Worth: $950 Million
Jerry Seinfeld is considered to be the “King of Comedy”. Seinfeld co-created along Larry David the television series ‘Seinfeld’ which has gained a huge success since it first aired on TV.
Matt Groening – Net Worth: $500 Million
Matt Groening is an American comedian, and animator who created the worldwide popular series ‘The Simpsons’. His incredible success had led to him being the 2nd richest comedian in the world.
Trey Parker – Net Worth: $500 Million
Trey Parker is an American comedian, voice artist, director, and producer. He is best known as the co-creator of ‘Sout Park’ alongside his best friend Matt Stone.
Matt Stone -Net Worth: $500 Million
Matt Stone is an American animator, voice artist and comedian that is most known by co-creating the controversial and satirical cartoon ‘South Park’. The show quickly became one of Comedy Central’s most popular shows.
Ellen DeGeneres – Net Worth: $450 Million
Ellen DeGeneres is an American comedian, television host, actress, and writer. Ellen is the host of The Ellen Show, and has had major success as a comedian.
Larry David – Net Worth: $400 Million
Larry David is an American writer, actor, producer and comedian from Brooklyn, New York. David’s most popular work is as the head writer and executive producer of ‘Seinfeld’ which he co-created alongside the main-character Jerry Seinfeld.
Bill Cosby – Net Worth: $400 Million
Bill Cosby is an American author, comedian, and actor. Cosby is mostly known for his work ‘Cosby Kids’, ‘The Cosby Show’ and ‘The Bill Cosby Show’.
Byron Allen – Net Worth: $400 Million
Byron Allen is an American comedian, television producer, and the founder, owner, and CEO of the television production company Entertainment Studios, based in the United States.
David Letterman – Net Worth: $400 Million
David Letterman is an American television host, comedian, writer, and producer. Letterman hosted various late night TV talk shows throughout a long 33-year career.
Jay Leno – Net Worth: $350 Million
Jay Leno is a well-known television host and comedian that has worked with some of the popular stars in the world. He is most famous for his work from ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on NBC that has attracted an audience of more than 4 million people.