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10 Richest Stand Up Comedians in the World

Humour is the spark that lights our lives. When life gets us into situations that are not under our control there is only one way to cope up, by absorbing ourselves into humour. Humour does not provide the answer to our problems; however it definitely helps us overcome it by giving a positive approach towards life.

This fact is very well understood by all and that’s the reason why comedians have reached a peak in their career, pulling large crowds from all around the world. While there are some who do not make it as big as others, most of them have achieved unbelievable stardom and wealth and made a mark at an international level too.

Live concerts and shows bring them most success. Some of the top notch comedians have also bought production companies as an added source of income. Let’s discuss about the top 10 in this field. Here are the top 10 richest stand up comedians in the world as of 2016

10 Richest Stand Up Comedians in the World

10 Kevin James

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Kevin James widely known for the sitcom “The King of Queens” started with stand-up comedy in the year 1989 and gradually gained popularity by appearing on several chat shows and today has estimated earnings of $80 million USD.

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9 Ricky Gervais

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Ricky Gervais started his career in the music industry before getting recognised as a stand-up comedian. He has achieved various awards for his outstanding work and is currently involved with his 5th stand up show named “Humanity”.

8 Roseanne Barr

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Roseanne Barr initially performed comedy at clubs and eventually gained fame for her sitcom “Roseanne” after which she launched her own talk show and is considered one of the greatest female stand-up comedian of all times.

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7 Jeff Foxworthy

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Jeff Foxworthy, one of the most accomplished comedians of all times has ventured in the television industry with his own sitcom “The Jeff Foxworthy Show”. His most notable work would be the Blue Collar Comedy Tour wherein he along with three other comedians toured around the country for three years attracting large crowds giving tremendous boost to his career. And let’s not forget he has given rednecks more jokes than the know what to do with.

6 Bob Saget

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Standing at number 6 is Bob Saget known for his adult oriented stand-up comedy. He has starred in many television series like the “Full house” and “Americas Funniest Home Videos”. Recently his book “Dirty Daddy” was released where he writes about his comedy influences and experience with life and death.

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5 Ray Romano

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Ray Romano earned big bucks with “Everybody loves Raymond” which ran for nine seasons and his voice work in the Ice Age animated films. Lately he has been appearing in cameos in different shows. His most recent work would be for the critically acclaimed dramedy “Men of a certain age”.

4 Drew Alison Carey

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Drew Alison Carey grew from thick to thin however his pocket size kept exploding. He made a name for himself through the sitcom “The Drew Carey Show”. He has also served as a host for the television game show “The price is right”.

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3 Jay Leno

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Jay Leno is a powerful comedian and amazed the audience as a host of the show “The tonight show with Jay Leno” after which he continued as a touring stand-up comedian performing as many as 200 live shows making him stand at the third position among the top 10 richest comedians the world has produced.

2 Bill Cosby

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Bill Cosby began his career with the number one TV show of its time “The Cosby Show” and has had other avenues of wealth too. Although his professional life has been commendable but he has been charged with many allegations and controversies in his personal life.

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1 Jerry Seinfeld

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Jerry Seinfeld tops the list of the richest comedians with a net worth of $820 million. His massive success came from the ‘show about nothing’, “Seinfeld” and when Hulu purchased the rights of “Seinfeld” for a stupendous $160 million, it bolstered his career to new heights.

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