The Highest Paid Comedians of 2015

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November 15, 2016 By Ruu Hawkins - Rolling Out







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It’s that time of year again, when Forbes provides us with a long list of this season’s heaviest hitters. This time around, the American business publication is breaking down the world’s funniest leading men (and women). Thanks to a few blockbusters, comedy tours and a decent social media following, these fellas make up the top five highest paid comedians around the globe in 2015. Did your favorite funnyman make the cut? 

1. Jerry Seinfeld: $36 million - Seinfeld had an enormous payday this year when Hulu bought the rights to his little show about nothing for a whopping $160 million.

2. Kevin Hart: $28.5 million - Hart made more than ever this year thanks to his arena his tour. Not to mention starring roles in hit films such as Think Like a Man TooGet Hard and The Wedding Ringer.

3. Terry Fator: $21.5 million - Fator landed a lucrative residency at the Mirage Hotel in Vegas after his big “America’s Got Talent” win, reportedly bringing in $20 million a year.

4 (tie). Russell Peters: $19 million - Peters makes his salary as a judge on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” which propelled him to a $19 million payday.


4 (tie). Jeff Dunham: $19 million - Like Fator, Dunham has found luck in Vegas with a residency at Planet Hollywood.

5. Aziz Ansari: $9.5 million - Like Hart, Ansari has taken his fame from the stage to the screen. You may recall he played Tom Haverford on “Parks and Recreation.” He also penned a book, Modern Romance, which advanced him in the seven-figures.

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