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Here most recent and complete ranking of the top 10 Richest Comedians in the World 2019. This list are updated based on their Net worth.
10. David Letterman – $400 million
Having a 20-year talk show role is not necessarily rare; David Letterman had the same thing. This guy held his talk show host position for 22 years. That doesn’t necessarily translate to the $400 million that he’s worth today, but it surely got him close enough to that. Interestingly enough, Letterman doesn’t seem to be done. He’s back on the host position with his latest series, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. He’s already interviewed Barack Obama in this show. No, Letterman is not slowing down anytime soon.
9. Byron Allen – $400 million
If you want to be in the business of funny things, you know you’ve got to have funny naturally in your bones. This is why Entertainment Studios’ founder, owner, chairman, and CEO Byron Allen has been so successful. He also happens to be a funny guy, who started his career out doing stand-up just like most of the other guys in the industry. Allen, however, also happens to have a strong business bone in his body. He’s managed to create one of television’s biggest networks, and he’s got a net worth of $400 million to show for it.
8. Bill Cosby – $400 million
Cosby may have been going through tremendous amounts of negative press lately, and many fans have been devastated by everything going on with Cosby. Details aside, there’s a reason why Cosby is worth roughly $400 million today. The collective body of his work is nothing short of awesome. Whether recent events taint his legacy or not is something that we’ll just have to wait on to see. Regardless, Cosby’s name will always be one of the biggest names in the world of comedy—positively or otherwise.
7. Larry David – $400 million
Many people who aren’t familiar with Larry David will be surprised at what he’s done to make it this far down on this list. If there were one thing you should know about David, it’s the fact that he was the head writer and co-creator of one of television’s most successful comedy show—Seinfeld. David’s estimated net worth today is around $400 million, and most of that probably came from his work on Seinfeld. You should know that he’s also the mind behind Curb Your Enthusiasm. However, our favorite David project was probably his regular portrayal of Senator Bernie Sanders on SNL. It was just pure genius.
6. Adam Sandler – $420 million
Happy Madison Productions may be a hit or miss, but Sandler surely hit the jackpot when it comes to a successful career. The truth is it doesn’t matter how bad a Sandler movie is. He’s one of those actors that still manage to gather a crowd no matter how terrible the product is. Perhaps, he’s the only one that can pull that off. That being said, Adam Sandler has done enough good movies to warrant a pretty strong following. And yes, he’s also very funny majority of the time. No wonder he’s got $420 million to his name as of today.
5. Ellen DeGeneres – $450 million
It’s not something that you can just ignore, and it’s definitely no small feat to be the first woman on this list—and be at the top 5 at the same time. However, Ellen is just someone special. There’s no one else like her on the planet. She’s been the host of her own show for a while now, but she’s been around for much longer than that. The best part about Ellen is not even her comedy even though she’s totally hilarious. It’s the fact that she’s such a good-hearted and well-intentioned person that makes people fall in love with her. It doesn’t matter that she’s worth $450 million right now. She’s still just as humble as ever.
4. Matt Stone – $500 million
You would know Matt Stone if you’ve ever watched even a minute of the famed Comedy Central animation, South Park. We know that it’s not for everybody, but you have to realize that there’s a reason why this show has gone on for as long as it currently has. Stone’s creative genius is evident in every single part of the show he co-created. It may be controversial, but South Park has become the voice of a generation that’s politically aware yet unapologetically apathetic. The show has led Stone to his millions–$500 million to be exact, and he’s still continuing on.
3. Trey Parker – $500 million
Parker is the second half of the brilliance behind South Park. Alongside Matt Stone, Trey Parker has created something unique with the show. It’s no surprise that Parker is the owner of four Emmys and even a Grammy award. His work is nothing short of impressive. South Park has become a cultural icon in many ways, and it’s definitely given a voice to a generation that has grown apathetic to the many mishaps of culture and politics. Parker is a $500 million today, but we’re sure he’ll be somewhere higher in the future.
2. Matt Groening – $500 million
There’s probably not a lot that you know about Groening, but the fact that you know Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie is a testament to the incredible talent of this comedian and animator. Yes, Groening created the most successful animation of our time and probably of all time: The Simpsons. He’s definitely worth $500 million, and just think that without Groening, there’d be no Springfield. That’s an alternate world that we’d rather not think about at all.
1. Jerry Seinfeld – $950 million
He’s the true King of Comedy. He’s definitely made a ton of money through his comedy, but Seinfeld has capitalized on his funny chops in so many ways. He’s written books. He’s done hundreds of speaking engagements. The bottom line is this guy just knows how to grow his money, and it doesn’t matter if he’s your favorite comedian or not. It doesn’t even matter if you think Seinfeld is funny or not. What matters is that he’s the richest comedian in the world, and he’s the richest by a few miles. That’s a bow down to you, Mr. Jerry Seinfeld. You get the last laugh out of them all.