Seinfeld tops list of richest funnymen
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Seinfeld tops list of richest funnymen

Though his hit sitcom has been out of production for 15 years, Jewish comedian still managed to rake in $32 million last year

Jerry Seinfeld (photo: Courtesy)
Jerry Seinfeld (photo: Courtesy)

Despite his hit show being off the air for 15 years, Jerry Seinfeld was ranked No. 1 on Forbes’s list of the industry’s highest-earning comedians.

The magazine compiled a list of Hollywood’s 10 richest funnymen, based on concert ticket sales and industry insider estimates, landing Seinfeld in the top slot for the third year in a row.

According to Forbes, Seinfeld earned an estimated $27 million from more than 70 concerts between June 2012 and June 2013, which, combined with royalties from reruns of ‘Seinfeld’, garnered him a total of $32 million in annual earnings.

Rounding out the top 10 richest jokesters are: ventriloquist Terry Fator ($24 million), Russell Peters ($21 million), Jeff Dunham ($19 million), Louis C.K. ($16 million), Kevin Hart ($14 million), Daniel Lawrence Whitney (AKA Larry the Cable Guy ($13 million), George Lopez ($12 million), and Daniel Tosh and Gabriel Iglesias who tied with each earning $11 million.

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