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The 30 Richest Comedians in the World

Who are the richest comedians in the world?

When it comes to the comedy industry, some of the most popular comedians are worth more than half a billion dollars! We’ve decided to compile a list of the 30 richest comedians worldwide, along with their current net worth, and a short bio.

Before you continue reading this article, can you guess who will appear on the list?

 

The Top 30 Richest Comedians in the World

Below are the 30 richest comedians of all time, as of 2021. We’ve used figures from Celebrity Net Worth, Forbes, and The Richest to create this list.

 

30. Martin Lawrence 

Net Worth: $110 Million

Martin Lawrence is an actor and stand-up comedian who has gained his massive net worth from his many acting roles on big screen movies and on television. Lawrence is known for his own television series ‘Martin’. 

As of 2021, Martin Lawrence’s net worth is roughly $110 million. 

“To each his own. You like what you like. If you want someone who’s big-boned and you like that, ain’t nothing wrong with having a little extra meat on there. If you like them thin-boned, then that’s okay, too.” – Martin Lawrence

 

29. Matthew Perry 

Net Worth: $120 Million

Matthew Perry is an American comedian and actor who was born on the 19th of August, 1969, in Massachusetts. Perry is probably best known for being the cast member of the popular series ‘Friends’. He got his first professional acting debut when he was 18 years old. 

As of 2021, Matthew Perry’s net worth is estimated to be $120 million. 

“There are two ways to go when you hit that crossroads in your life: There is the bad way, when you sort of give up, and then there is the really hard way, when you fight back. I went the hard way and came out of it okay. Now, I’m sitting here and doing great.” – Matthew Perry

 

28. Jon Stewart 

Net Worth: $120 Million

Jon Stewart is an American comedian, actor, and political satirist who is best known for being the host of ‘The Daily Show’ between 1999 to 2015. Stewart received his first television work in 1989.

As of 2021, Jon Stewart’s net worth is roughly $120 million. 

“If you don’t stick to your values when they’re being tested, they’re not values: they’re hobbies.” – Jon Stewart

 

27. Steve Martin 

Net Worth: $140 Million

Steve Martin is an American comedian, actor, writer, and musician who received attention when he was a writer and performer on ‘The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour’. Martin has starred in several big-screen movies that include ‘The Jerk, ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ and ‘Parenthood’. 

As of 2021, Steve Martin’s net worth is estimated to be $140 million. 

“You know what your problem is, it’s that you haven’t seen enough movies – all of life’s riddles are answered in the movies.” – Steve Martin

 

26. Ricky Gervais 

Net Worth: $140 Million

Ricky Gervais is a British actor, comedian, filmmaker, and writer who has earned most of his net worth as the creator of the popular comedy show ‘The Office’. The series has gone on to become one of the most lucrative shows in history.

As of 2021, Ricky Gervais’ net worth is roughly $140 million. 

“People confuse the subject of the joke with the target of the joke, and they’re very rarely the same.” – Ricky Gervais

 

25. Jeff Dunham 

Net Worth: $140 Million

Jeff Dunham is an American comedian and ventriloquist who is one of the highest comedians in the world. Dunham is raking anywhere from $15 – 30 million per year.

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As of 2021, Jeff Dunham’s net worth is estimated to be $140 million. 

“A comedian needs to have his own filters, needs to know his audience, how far he can push things.” – Jeff Dunham

 

24. Bill Maher 

Net Worth: $140 Million

Bill Maher is an American comedian, host, and actor who has got most of his fortune from an investment in the New York Mets back in 2012. Maher is known for his satire comedy and he has got most of his fame from the HBO talk show ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’. 

As of 2021, Bill Maher’s net worth is roughly $140 million. 

“I do think the patriotic thing to do is to critique my country. How else do you make a country better but by pointing out its flaws?” – Bill Maher

 

23. Rowan Atkinson

Richest Comedians - Rowan Atkinson

Net Worth: $150 Million

Rowan Atkinson is a British actor and comedian that made his name famous when he starred in ‘Mr. Bean’ and ‘Johnny English’. His performance in the films made his fortune become huge with an income of over $618 million at the box office.

Today, Rowan Atkinson’s net worth is $150 million, which ranks him in 23rd place on the list.

 

22. Conan O’Brien 

Net Worth: $150 Million

Conan O’Brien is an American television host, producer, comedian, and writer who is the host of the night show ‘Conan’. In 2001, he founded the television company Conaco. O’Brien has met celebrities from all over the world and he is considered to be among one of the best hosts in the industry. 

As of 2021, Conan O’Brien’s net worth is estimated to be $150 million. 

“Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.” – Conan O’Brien

 

21. Terry Fator 

Net Worth: $160 Million

Terry Fator is an American ventriloquist, comedian, and singer who can make more than 100 ventriloquial impersonations. He normally uses 16 different puppets in his acts and he is one of the highest-paid comedians on the planet. 

As of 2021, Terry Fator’s net worth is roughly $160 million. 

“When I was on America’s Got Talent I wanted to do a Kermit the Frog song but the Muppets never let anyone do a Kermit puppet but the real Kermit.” – Terry Fator

 

20. Stefan Raab 

Net Worth: $160 Million

Stefan Raab is a German comedian, entertainer, musician, and television host who was born in 1966. Raab’s career started when he was the host of the comedy series ‘Vivasion’. Since 1999, he has hosted ‘TV Total’. 

As of 2021, Stefan Raab’s net worth is estimated to be $160 million. 

“The final of the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest was an absolute highlight of my Eurovision Song Contest career.” – Stefan Raab

 

19. Sacha Baron Cohen

Richest Comedians - Sasha Baron Cohen

Net Worth: $160 Million

Sacha Baron Cohen is a British writer, actor, and comedian. The most famous roles that he has starred in were the characters of Ali G, Borat, Bruno, and General Aladeen. All of these roles he wrote by himself.

As of 2021, Sacha Baron Cohen’s net worth is estimated to be $160 million, ranked as No. 19 on this richest comedians list.

 

18. Drew Carey

Richest Comedians - Drew Carey

Net Worth: $165 Million

Drew Carey is an American actor, comedian, and television host that is mostly known for his own show ‘The Drew Carey Show’. Carey is currently the host of ‘The Price Is Right’ and he has built an incredible net worth throughout his career.

Today Drew Carey’s net worth is $165 million, making him the 18th richest comedian in the world.

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17. Bill Murray

Richest Comedians - Bill Murray

Net Worth: $180 Million

Bill Murray is a successful comedian and actor from Wilmette, Illinois. Murray came into the spotlight through NBC’s ‘Saturday Night Live’. Since then we also know him from films such as ‘Ghost Busters’, ‘Groundhog Day’ and ‘Caddyshack’.

Today, Bill Murray is ranked as number 17 on the list of the richest comedians in the world. As of 2021, Bill Murray’s net worth is approximately $180 million.

 

16. Steve Harvey

Richest Comedians - Steve Harvey

Net Worth: $200 Million

Steve Harvey is an American author, actor, and comedian. Harvey is regarded as one of the most influential personalities in cinema. He is most famous for his acting career where he starred in a TV comedy series ‘The Steve Harvey Show’.

Since then, Steve Harvey has built up an incredible net worth estimated to be $200 Million. He is ranked 16th on the list.

 

15. Ray Romano

Richest Comedians - Ray Romano

Net Worth: $200 Million

Ray Romano is an American actor and comedian that we mostly know from the television show ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’. He has also set the voice as one of the main characters for the ‘Ice Age’ franchise.

Romano is known as one of the most successful comedians in the world, and as of 2021, Ray Romano’s net worth is roughly $200 Million.

 

14. Kevin Hart

Richest Comedians - Kevin Hart

Net Worth: $200 Million

Kevin Hart is the 21’s century “Comedy King”. This actor and comedian made his fortune from his successful comedy career. Hart is mostly known for his appearances in ‘I’m a Grown Little Man’ and ‘Seriously Funny’.

Today Hart is the 14th richest comedian in the world. As of 2021, Kevin Hart’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $200 Million.

Richest Comedians Quotes - Kevin Hart

“The day you stop doing the small things is the day you think you’re above everybody else.” – Kevin Hart

 

13. Dan Aykroyd

Richest Comedians - Dan Aykroyd

Net Worth: $200 Million

Dan Aykroyd has always been famous for his multiple skills as a comedian and as an award-winning actor throughout his career. We mostly know him from his work on ‘Saturday Night Live’. He has also been famous for his roles in the film ‘Ghost Busters’ and ‘My Girl’.

Today, Dan Aykroyd’s net worth is roughly $200 million, making him one of the richest comedians of all time.

 

12. Seth MacFarlane

Richest Comedians - Seth MacFarlane

Net Worth: $300 Million

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

MacFarlane is known as the creator of the successful animated show ‘The Family Guy’ that has aired on television from 1999 to 2003, and from 2005 to the present. His work on Family Guy has given him several awards throughout his career.

Today Seth MacFarlane has a net worth estimated to be $300 million, making him the 12th richest comedian on the richest list.

 

11. Larry David

Richest Comedians - Larry David

Net Worth: $400 Million

Larry David is an American writer, actor, producer, and comedian from Brooklyn, New York.

He is the 11th richest comedian in the world. 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.

Today Larry David’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $400 million.

 

10. David Letterman

Richest Comedians - 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.

Today, David Letterman is worth a whopping $400 million, making him one of the richest comedians in the world.

 

9. Bill Cosby

Richest Comedians - 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’. He has won several awards for his incredible performance in films and in television shows.

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As of 2021, Bill Cosby’s net worth is $400 million.

 

8. Adam Sandler

Net Worth: $420 Million

As of 2021, Adam Sandler’s net worth is estimated to be $

 

7. Byron Allen

Richest Comedians - Byron Allen

Net Worth: $450 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.

Allen is worth $450 million, making him the 7th richest comedian in the world.

 

6. Jay Leno

Richest Comedians - Jay Leno

Net Worth: $450 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. That made Leno one of America’s most popular TV-hosts.

Today Jay Leno’s net worth is roughly $450 Million, making him the 6th richest comedian in the world.

 

5. Ellen DeGeneres

Richest Comedians - Ellen Degeneres

Net Worth: $500 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.

As of 2021, Ellen Degeneres’ net worth is $500 million.

Richest Comedians Quotes - Ellen DeGeneres

“Sometimes you can’t see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others.” – Ellen DeGeneres

 

4. Trey Parker

Richest Comedians - Trey Parker

Net Worth: $600 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. Parker has won four Emmy Awards and one Grammy Award for his work.

Today Trey Parker’s net worth is approximately $600 Million.

 

3. Matt Groening

Richest Comedians - Matt Groening

Net Worth: $600 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 3rd richest comedian in the world.

As of 2021, Matt Groening’s net worth is $600 million.

 

2. Matt Stone

Richest Comedians - Matt Stone

Net Worth: $700 Million

Matt Stone is an American animator, voice artist, and comedian that is most known for co-creating the controversial and satirical cartoon ‘South Park’. The show quickly became one of Comedy Central’s most popular shows.

Today Stone is ranked as the 2nd richest comedian in the world. Matt Stone’s net worth is approximately $700 million.

 

1. Jerry Seinfeld

Richest Comedians - Jerry Seinfeld

Net Worth: $950 Million

Jerry Seinfeld is considered to be the “King of Comedy”. Seinfeld co-created along with Larry David the television series ‘Seinfeld’ which has gained huge success since it first aired on TV.

He has starred in several shows since then also including ‘Frankie on Benson’ and ‘The Tonight Show’.

However, today he’s become the richest comedian in the world. And at age 64 years old, Jerry Seinfeld’s net worth is estimated to be $950 million.

 

Summary

Here’s a quick recap of the top 30 richest comedians in the world:

  1. Jerry Seinfeld
  2. Matt Stone
  3. Matt Groening
  4. Trey Parker
  5. Ellen DeGeneres
  6. Jay Leno
  7. Byron Allen
  8. Adam Sandler
  9. Bill Cosby
  10. David Letterman
  11. Larry David
  12. Seth MacFarlane
  13. Dan Aykroyd
  14. Kevin Hart
  15. Ray Romano
  16. Steve Harvey
  17. Bill Murray
  18. Drew Carey
  19. Sacha Baron Cohen
  20. Stefan Raab
  21. Terry Fator
  22. Conan O’Brien
  23. Rowan Atkinson
  24. Bill Maher
  25. Jeff Dunham
  26. Ricky Gervais
  27. Steve Martin
  28. Jon Stewart
  29. Matthew Perry
  30. Martin Lawrence

How many of these comedians did you expect to appear on the list of the top 30 richest comedians in the world? Leave a comment below.

Emmy Wallin is a writer for Wealthy Gorilla. She is a young Swedish girl from Uppsala, who is currently traveling around the world. Emmy has a big passion for helping others and motivating people. Emmy has been studying celebrities careers, biographies, lifestyles, and net worths for over 3 years. She is the face behind the net worth profiles here on Wealthy Gorilla.

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  1. CP

    Dec 7, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    I so love Seinfield’s Comedians in Cars Having Coffee so creative and fun…and very nice cars featured! Jerry’s AWESOME…my favorite thing he’s done is Bee Movie 🙂

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