Comedian in Car Getting Cash: Seinfeld is Forbes' top paid


Jerry Seinfeld returned to the top spot on the list with an income of US$69m over the a year ago.

The company is also behind nearly a third of the $37.5 million tally of Amy Schumer-the only woman on the list. However, she made US$20 million more this year at US$37.5 million.

Kevin Hart, last year's highest-paid comic, dropped to No. 6 on the list, earning $32.5 million.

Of course, it's not really surprising to see most of those male comedians on the list, but are there really no women in comedy other than Amy Schumer who are making the same amount of money as the successful men in the field? Other ubiquitous comedians Chris Rock, Louis C.K., and Dave Chappelle round out the Top Five with Schumer, followed by Kevin Hart, Jim Gaffigan, Terry Fator, Jeff Dunham, and Sebastian Maniscalco. Seinfeld also owes much of his income to sold-out shows and his deals with Netflix and other streaming services like Hulu. and his deals with Netflix and other streaming services like Hulu. For the second year running she's the only female comedian to be listed on Forbes' annual ranking of the highest earning comedians worldwide.

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Forbes said it created its list based on revenue from touring, television and film projects and business and endorsement deals.

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