Top 50 Richest Comedians

Old and new favorites like Steve Martin, Robin Williams, Chris Rock and Ricky Gervais must be laughing all the way to the bank- but are they laughing all the way to our Top 50 Richest Comedians list? Find out in this section how these guys (plus other creditable comedians) started out as stand up acts and ended up as international superstars. Seriously, when you look at their earnings, it’s no laughing matter!
  1. 1
    Jerry Seinfeld

    Jerry Seinfeld Net Worth

    $925 Million
    Jerry Seinfeld is an American comedian, television producer, actor and car collector. Jerry Seinfeld's net worth is $925 million. Jerry earned the vast majority of his fortune thanks to the sitcom "Seinfeld" which has proven to be one of the most-profitable shows in television history, in terms of syndication royalties. Jerry owns 7.5% of the show's backend equity points. So not only did he earn a fortune from base salary while the show was on, he has earned exponentially more in the years thereafter from global syndication sales.
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    Byron Allen

    Byron Allen Net Worth

    $800 Million
    Byron Allen is an American comedian and television producer who has a net worth of $800 million. Byron Allen is best known as the head of the American broadcast empire Entertainment Studios. He also owns and operates Allen Media Group (AMG). He is one of the most under-the-radar, extremely successful people in Hollywood.
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    Matt Stone

    Matt Stone Net Worth

    $700 Million
    Matt Stone is an American actor, writer, producer, and animator. Matt Stone has a net worth of $700 million. Stone co-created the successful Comedy Central series "South Park" with college friend and classmate Trey Parker in 1997.
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    Matt Groening

    Matt Groening Net Worth

    $600 Million
    Matt Groening is an American animator, author, television producer, and cartoonist who has a net worth of $600 million. He is best known as the creator of the popular show "The Simpsons", which is the longest-running primetime-television series in history.
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    Trey Parker

    Trey Parker Net Worth

    $600 Million
    Trey Parker is an American writer, producer, director, composer, animator and actor. Trey Parker has a net worth of $600 million. Trey and his college friend and classmate Matt Stone are the co-creators of the Comedy Central smash hit franchise property "South Park," which began airing in 1997.
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    Ellen DeGeneres

    Ellen DeGeneres Net Worth

    $500 Million
    Ellen DeGeneres is an American comedian, actress, writer, producer, and TV personality who has a net worth of $500 million. She is best known for the sitcom "Ellen," which she created and which ran from 1994 to 1998 as well as the syndicated talk show "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."
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    Jay Leno

    Jay Leno Net Worth

    $450 Million
    Jay Leno Net Worth and salary: Jay Leno is an American stand-up comedian and television host who has a net worth of $450 million. At the end of his reign
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    Kevin Hart

    Kevin Hart Net Worth

    $450 Million
    Kevin Hart is an American comedian, producer, spokesman, and actor who is one of is one of the highest-paid entertainers in the world. As of this writing, Kevin Hart has a net worth of $450 million.
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    Larry David

    Larry David Net Worth

    $450 Million
    Larry David is an American comedian, writer, actor, director and television producer who has a net worth of $450 million. Larry David earned his fortune as the co-creator of "Seinfeld," and the creator/star of "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
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    Adam Sandler

    Adam Sandler Net Worth

    $440 Million
    Adam Sandler is an American actor, comedian and producer who has a net worth of $440 million. Adam Sandler first rose to national fame as a cast member on Saturday Night Live before making the jump to Hollywood. At various points during his career, Adam has been the highest-paid entertainer in the world.
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    Bill Cosby

    Bill Cosby Net Worth

    $400 Million
    Bill Cosby is an American comedian, television star and producer. As of this writing, Bill Cosby's net worth is $400 million. He is best known for creating and starring on "The Cosby Show."
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    David Letterman

    David Letterman Net Worth

    $400 Million
    David Letterman net worth and salary: David Letterman is an American comedian and late night talk show host who has a net worth of $400 million and annual salary
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    Johnny Carson

    Johnny Carson Net Worth

    $300 Million
    Johnny Carson was an American talk show host, comedian, and writer who had a net worth of $300 million at the time of his death. He was best known for "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson," which he hosted from 1962 until 1992.
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    Seth MacFarlane

    Seth MacFarlane Net Worth

    $300 Million
    Seth MacFarlane net worth and salary: Seth MacFarlane is an American producer, writer, voice actor, singer and comedian who has a net worth of $300 million. Anyone who was lucky enough to create just ONE hit television show for a major network (with bountiful syndication, DVD and merchandise sales) would die a very happy and VERY rich person.
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    Dan Aykroyd

    Dan Aykroyd Net Worth

    $250 Million
    Dan Aykroyd is a Canadian comedian, actor, screenwriter, and entrepreneur who has a net worth of $250 million dollars. Aykroyd is best known for being one of the original cast members of "Saturday Night Live" and for playing the iconic role of Ray Stantz in the "Ghostbusters" franchise.
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    Conan O'Brien

    Conan O'Brien Net Worth

    $200 Million
    Conan O'Brien net worth and salary: Conan O'Brien is an American television host, writer, producer and comedian who has a net worth of $200 million. He hosted various incarnations of a late night comedy talk show for nearly three decades.
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    Ray Romano

    Ray Romano Net Worth

    $200 Million
    Ray Romano Net Worth and Salary: Ray Romano is an American stand-up comedian turned actor and writer who has a net worth of $200 million. Ray Romano is best known for his role on the hit television sitcom
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    Steve Harvey

    Steve Harvey Net Worth

    $200 Million
    Steve Harvey's net worth is $200 million. He oversees a media empire that includes radio, television, clothing, books and more. In a typical year he earns $45 million from his various jobs, including $10 million for hosting Family Feud.
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    Bill Murray

    Bill Murray Net Worth

    $180 Million
    Bill Murray is an American comedian, actor, writer, and producer who has a net worth of $180 million. After a long and illustrious career, Bill Murray has emerged as a true comedic legend. Murray's deadpan delivery and unique acting style make him a worthy addition to virtually any film, earning him countless awards.
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    Drew Carey

    Drew Carey Net Worth

    $165 Million
    Drew Carey net worth and salary: Drew Carey is an Ohio-born comedian, actor, writer and TV host who has a net worth of $165 million dollars. Drew Carey is most widely recognized
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    Ricky Gervais

    Ricky Gervais Net Worth

    $160 Million
    Ricky Gervais is a British-born actor, comedian, writer, and filmmaker who has a net worth of $160 million. He earned the vast majority of his net worth as the creator of the television series The Office.
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    Sacha Baron Cohen

    Sacha Baron Cohen Net Worth

    $160 Million
    Sacha Baron Cohen is an English actor, writer, and comedian who has a net worth of $160 million. Sacha Baron Cohen is most widely known for portraying the humorous fictional characters Ali G, Brüno Gehard, and Borat Sagdiyev.
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    Stefan Raab

    Stefan Raab Net Worth

    $160 Million
    Stefan Raab net worth: Stefan Raab is a German entertainer, comedian, television host, and musician who has a net worth of $160 million.
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    Terry Fator

    Terry Fator Net Worth

    $160 Million
    Terry Fator Net Worth Salary and Career Earnings: Terry Fator is an American ventriloquist, impressionist, comedian and singer who has a net worth of
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    Bob Hope

    Bob Hope Net Worth

    $150 Million
    Bob Hope net worth: Bob Hope was an American comedian, actor, singer, dancer, and author who had a net worth of $150 million. Bob
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    Joan Rivers

    Joan Rivers Net Worth

    $150 Million
    Joan Rivers net worth: Joan Rivers was a New York born comedian who had a net worth of $150 million dollars. A comedian, actress, and television host, Joan Rivers
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    Rowan Atkinson

    Rowan Atkinson Net Worth

    $150 Million
    Rowan Atkinson Net Worth: Rowan Atkinson is an actor, screenwriter, and comedian who has a net worth of $150 million. Recognized as one of the masters
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    Bill Maher

    Bill Maher Net Worth

    $140 Million
    Bill Maher Net Worth and Salary: Bill Maher is an American comedian, actor and TV host who has a net worth of $140 million. His annual salary is
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    Jeff Dunham

    Jeff Dunham Net Worth

    $140 Million
    Jeff Dunham net worth and salary: Jeff Dunham is an American ventriloquist and comedian who has a net worth of $140 million. Jeff Dunham
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    Steve Martin

    Steve Martin Net Worth

    $140 Million
    Steve Martin Net Worth and Salary: Steve Martin is an American comedian, actor, writer, and musician who has a net worth of $140 million. Martin first gained
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    Jon Stewart

    Jon Stewart Net Worth

    $120 Million
    Jon Stewart is an American actor, comedian, and political satirist who has a net worth of $120 million. He is well-known for being the host of "The Daily Show" from 1999 to 2015.
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    Matthew Perry

    Matthew Perry Net Worth

    $120 Million
    Matthew Perry net worth and salary: Matthew Perry was an American actor and comedian who had a net worth of $120 million at the time of his death. Tragically, Matthew Perry died on October 28, 2023 at the age of 54. 
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    Martin Lawrence

    Martin Lawrence Net Worth

    $110 Million
    Martin Lawrence net worth: Martin Lawrence is an actor and stand up comedian who has a net worth of $110 million. Martin Lawrence has
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    Dennis Miller

    Dennis Miller Net Worth

    $100 Million
    Dennis Miller is an American stand-up comedian, talk show host, actor, commentator and personality who has a net worth of $100 million. Dennis Miller is known for his work as a cast member on "Saturday Night Live" from 1985 to 1991, and for his subsequent talk shows on HBO, CNBC, and the radio channel Westwood One.
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    Jeff Foxworthy

    Jeff Foxworthy Net Worth

    $100 Million
    Jeff Foxworthy net worth: Jeff Foxworthy is an American stand-up comedian and television personality who has a net worth of
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    Kevin James

    Kevin James Net Worth

    $100 Million
    Kevin James Net Worth and salary: Kevin James is an American comedian, actor, writer, and producer who has a net worth of $100 million. He first became a household name with his role as the character Doug Heffernan on the CBS sitcom "The King of Queens"
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    Larry The Cable Guy

    Larry The Cable Guy Net Worth

    $100 Million
    Larry the Cable Guy net worth: Larry the Cable Guy is an American stand up comedian and actor who has a net worth $80 million. Larry the Cable Guy
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    Mel Brooks

    Mel Brooks Net Worth

    $100 Million
    Mel Brooks net worth: Mel Brooks is an American comedian, producer, director and writer who has a net worth of $100 million. Mel Brooks, also known
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    Melissa McCarthy

    Melissa McCarthy Net Worth

    $90 Million
    Melissa McCarthy is an American actress and comedian who has a net worth of $90 million. After spending nearly 20 years attempting to break-in to show business, today Melissa is one of the most beloved comedic actresses in the world. She is best known for her roles in the hit comedies "Bridesmaids" (2011), "The Heat" (2013), and "Tammy" (2014), as well as the show "Mike & Molly" (2010-2016).
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    Dany Boon

    Dany Boon Net Worth

    $80 Million
    Dany Boon net worth: Dany Boon is a French comedian and filmmaker who has a net worth of $80 million. Dany Boon was born
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    Nancy Walls

    Nancy Walls Net Worth

    $80 Million
    Nancy Walls Carell is an American actress, comedian, and writer who has a net worth of $80 million. The vast majority of her net worth is attributable to her husband since 1995, Steve Carell.
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    The Fat Jewish

    The Fat Jewish Net Worth

    $80 Million
    The Fat Jewish is an American Instagram celebrity, writer, actor, model, and entrepreneur who has a net worth of $80 million. Also known as Josh Ostrovsky, he rose to fame thanks to the Instagram account "TheFatJewish."
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    Russell Peters

    Russell Peters Net Worth

    $75 Million
    Russell Peters Net Worth: Russell Peters is a Canadian comedian who has a net worth of $75 million. Russell Peters has become one of the most successful
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    Stephen Colbert

    Stephen Colbert Net Worth

    $75 Million
    Stephen Colbert is an American comedian, writer, actor, author, and talk show host who has a net worth of $75 million. He is best known for being the host of the Comedy Central show "The Colbert Report" from 2005 to 2014, and the CBS talk program "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" beginning in 2015.
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    Tina Fey

    Tina Fey Net Worth

    $75 Million
    Tina Fey Net Worth and salary: Tina Fey is an American actress, comedian, writer and producer who has a net worth of $75 million. Tina Fey was born Elizabeth Stamatina Fey
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    Carrot Top

    Carrot Top Net Worth

    $70 Million
    Carrot Top is an American comedian and actor who has a net worth of $70 million. He is known for his use of props in comedy as well as his self-deprecating humor and his bright red hair. He is one of the highest-paid and most-successful comedians working in Las Vegas.
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    Jimmy Fallon

    Jimmy Fallon Net Worth

    $70 Million
    Jimmy Fallon is an American comedian, writer, television host, actor, singer and producer who has a net worth of $70 million. Jimmy Fallon is known for his work on
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    Peter Kay

    Peter Kay Net Worth

    $70 Million
    Peter Kay Net Worth: Peter Kay is a British comedian who has a net worth of $70 million dollars. Peter Kay was born July 2, 1973 in Farnworth, Lancashire, England
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    Tracy Morgan

    Tracy Morgan Net Worth

    $70 Million
    Tracy Morgan net worth and salary: Tracy Morgan is a well known actor, comedian and author who has a net worth of $70 million. Tracy Morgan was born
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    Lucille Ball

    Lucille Ball Net Worth

    $60 Million
    Lucille Ball was an American comedian, actress, model, and businesswoman who had a net worth of $60 million dollars at the time of her death in 1989. That's the same as $125 million in today's dollars (after adjusting for inflation).