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Kevin Hart is World’s Highest-Paid Comedian of the year 2018/2019

American actor and stand-up comedian, Kevin Hart has topped Forbes’ list of world’s highest-paid comedians for the year 2018/2019.

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According to Forbes, the comedian maintained sponsorships with brands like Mountain Dew and Chase while also releasing a Netflix special, revenue from a global stadium tour, and was able to rake in $59 million between June 1, 2018, and June 1, 2019, earning him the No. 1 spot on Forbes‘ list of the highest-earning stand-up comedians for the second time.

Coming in at No. 2 on the list is Jerry Seinfeld, whom Forbes has consistently ranked as the highest-paid comedian in the industry and who was out-earned by Hart only once before, in 2016. His $41 million haul is down a touch from last year’s $57.5 million as he did not deliver a special for Netflix this year. But he’ll continue to earn big paydays in the future thanks to a residency at The Beacon in Manhattan and payments from Hulu for Seinfeld streaming rights. 

See List Below:

The World’s Highest-Paid Comedians Of 2018

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

1. Kevin Hart

Earnings: $59 million

Source: Forbes

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Zeinatu Issahaku

Zeinatu Erebong Issahaku is a freelance journalist and blogger. She holds a degree in B.A Communication Studies( Journalism) from the Ghana Institute of Journalism.

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