Kevin Hart has been named the highest-paid comedian by Forbes. According to the recently released Forbes list, Hart earned $59 million between June 1, 2018, and June 1 of this year.
Hart holds lucrative sponsorships with Mountain Dew, Chase and other brands, completed a world tour in January, and released a new Netflix special, “Irresponsible”, in April.
Jerry Seinfeld who made $41 in the past year sits on the number 2 spot. while Jim Gaffigan earned $30 to take the third spot. New to the list is The Daily Show host Trevor Noah, who comes in at number 4 with $28 million.
Amy Schumer made $21m last year, taking the number 7 spot and making her the only woman on the top ten list.
See the full list below: 10. Aziz Ansari-Earnings: $13 million, 9. Jeff Dunham-Earnings: $15 million, 8. Terry Fator-Earnings: $17 million, 7. Amy Schumer-Earnings: $21 million, 6. Gabriel Iglesias-Earnings: $22 million, 5. Sebastian Maniscalco- Earnings: $26 million, 4. Trevor Noah-Earnings: $28 million, 3. Jim Gaffigan-Earnings: $30 million, 2. Jerry Seinfeld-Earnings: $41 million
This is his second time on the coveted list as the richest stand-up comedian. Back in 2016, Hart dethroned fellow comedian Jerry Seinfeld who had dominated the Forbes list since 2006.