Seinfeld, Chris Rock top "Forbes" list of world’s highest-paid comedians

Posted on: July 27th, 2017 by ABC News No Comments

Getty Images/Jason Kempin(NEW YORK) — Once again, Jerry Seinfeld is back on top of the Forbes list of the world’s highest-paid comedians.

Kevin Hart, last year’s highest-paid comic, dropped to number six on the list, with $32.5 million; the magazine reports a huge Netflix stand-up deal boosted Jerry’s bottom line to a whopping $69 million. 

Seinfeld’s pal Chris Rock is second with a $57 million haul, followed closely by Louis C.K., who earned $52 million, according to the 2017 list.

Dave Chappelle and Amy Schumer round out the top five, with $47 million, and $37 million, respectively. 

Here are the top five highest-paid comics, and their estimated earnings:

 1. Jerry Seinfeld – $69,000,000 
 2. Chris Rock – $57,000,000 
 3. Louis C.K. – $52,000,000 
 4. Dave Chappelle – $47,000,000 
 5. Amy Schumer – $37,500,000 

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