Top 11 Richest Comedians in the World 2024

Jerry Seinfeld is the leading the list of richest comedians in the World with his net worth $950 million. Byron Allen holds the 2nd position with net worth $800 million.

Who doesn’t enjoy some gentle humorous comedy every now and then? But to draw humor from one’s daily life routine is something that requires talent and there are certain comedians who hold expertise in this arena. Their talent and hard work have not only eared them a lot of fame but have contributed tremendously towards their net worth as well. In this article, we have discussed top 11 richest comedians in the world 2024 and their major shows which have led them on the path to become millionaires. Let us check them out one by one.

Richest Comedians in the World 2024 List

Name of the comedianNet WorthNationality
Jerry Seinfeld$950 millionUnited States
Byron Allen$800 millionUnited States
Matt Stone$700 millionUnited States
Matt Groening$600 millionUnited States
Trey Parker$600 millionUnited States
Ellen DeGeneres$500 millionUnited States
Jay Leno$450 millionUnited States
Kevin Hart$450 millionAmerican
Adam Sandler$440 millionUnited States
Bill Cosby$400 millionUnited States
David Letterman$400 millionUnited States

List of Richest Comedians in the World 2024

Time to learn a little bit more about the wealthiest comedians in the world, their basic lifestyle and their journey through the comedy industry.

1. Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld net worth is around $950 million.

Jerome Allen Seinfeld or as you know him, Jerry Seinfeld, is the richest comedian in 2024. He is also a renowned actor, writer and producer well-known for his work in and as Seinfeld. Seinfeld is an American sitcom created by Jerry himself along with Larry David which aired on NBC from 1989 until 1998. It was one of the top rated and popular American sitcoms of all time and contributed highly towards Jerry’s net worth. He was named as the 12th-greatest stand-up comedian of all time by Comedy Central in 2004. For his work on Seinfeld and Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, he has received twenty Primetime Emmy Award nominations and four Grammy Award nominations for his comedy albums.

2. Byron Allen

Byron Allen

He has done it all, business, comedy, production and philanthropy. The name is Byron Allen and he is the head of Entertainment Studios, one of the top U.S. entertainment companies. He was just about 14 years of age, when Comedian Jimmie Walker saw his stand-up act and invited him to join his comedy writing team alongside Jay Leno and David Letterman, who were also promising young comedians whose names you will read further in this list. In his name there are uncountable awards including 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs at the Goldman Sachs Builders & Innovators Summit 2018, NATPE’s 16th Annual Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards, Whitney M. Young Jr. Award and many more.

3. Matt Stone

Matt Stone

Matthew Richard Stone, more commonly known as Matt Stone owes his tremendous popularity to South Park an American animated television series which garnered praises from viewers all around the world. Along with his creative partner Trey Parker, another terrific comedian he created the show South Park and also co-developed The Book of Mormon. Over his career spanning for more than 20 years, he has worked on various short films. He has been rewarded with five Primetime Emmy Awards, three Tony Awards and one Grammy Award.

4. Matt Groening

Matt Groening

Matt Groening is well-known for his notable work in The Simpsons, which is the longest-running U.S. animated series and sitcom. Other than this, he is also the creator of the comic strip Life in Hell (1977–2012), Futurama (1999–2003, 2008–2013, 2023–onwards) and Disenchantment (2018–present). All his work has led him to earn his name and fame and now he is among the wealthiest comedians of all time. Including 11 for The Simpsons and 2 for Futurama, Groening has won 13 Primetime Emmy Award. He is also the winner of a British Comedy Award for “outstanding contribution to comedy” which he won in 2004. He is also the recipient of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

5. Trey Parker

Trey Parker

Randolph Severn “Trey” Parker III is a comedian and also an actor, animator, writer, producer, director and composer. Known for his work in South Park and The Book of Mormon, he has gained not only fame and wealth but also four Tony Awards and a Grammy Award for The Book of Mormon and five Primetime Emmy Awards for his work on South Park. He also holds an Academy Award nomination for the song “Blame Canada” from the South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut movie. As in 2024, his net worth is around 600 million US dollars.

6. Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres

The first and only female comedian to make her name in the top 5 richest comedians of the world is Ellen DeGeneres. She is also an amazing television host, actress, writer and producer. She is wildly popular for hosting the TV talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show from 2003 to 2022, for which she received 33 Daytime Emmy Awards. Her career as a comedian started in the early 1980s and she appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson where she gained immense popularity. Other than her work in comedy, her net worth also comes from her lifestyle brand, ED Ellen DeGeneres, which comprises a collection of apparel, accessories, home, baby and pet items.

7. Jay Leno

Jay Leno

Jay Leno is counted amongst the best comedians of all time and is also an American television host and writer. He did stand-up comedy for years before becoming the host of NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno which is hosted from 1992 to 2009. He returned to host the show from 2010 to 2014 after which his name was included into the Television Hall of Fame. He is a motor vehicle enthusiast and owns approximately 286 vehicles (169 cars and 117 motorbikes). He also hosted Jay Leno’s Garage and has a website of the same name. He is the winner of Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series, TV Guide Award for Favorite Late Night Show, TV Guide Award for Favorite Late Night Show, Hollywood Walk of Fame and Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

8. Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart- comedian and actor

Kevin Hart net worth: $450 Million

He is a famous American stand-up comedian and an actor who also starred in many Hollywood films and on TV.  He got his breakthrough with the TV series Undeclared and later worked in many films including Night School, the Jumanji film franchise, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, Ride Along 2, The Secret Life of Pets film franchise, Central Intelligence, Get Hard, About Last Night, Ride Along, Grudge Match, Think Like a Man , Little Fockers, In the Mix, Soul Plane, Scary Movie 3, and Paper Soldiers. He was born on July 6, 1979 and is 44 years old.

9. Adam SandlerAdam Sandler

Adam Richard Sandler initially started his career as comedian before he went on to become the famous comedy-actor that he is now. He was cast as a member on Saturday Night Live from 1990 to 1995. His movies are super hilarious and have earned more than $4 billion at the box office. Currently, the estimated net worth of Adam Sandler is $440 million and he has also signed another great movie deal with Netflix worth over $350 million. Over his career, he has been nominated for 120 awards, and has won over 46.

10. Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby

William Henry Cosby Jr. or known more famously as Bill Cosby makes his place among the richest comedians owing to his years of hard work. He began his career as a stand-up comic at a nightclub in San Francisco during the 1960s and released several standup comedy records throughout the decade. He made history by becoming the first African American to earn an Emmy Award for his work in a Drama Series in 1966 and also earned the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album from 1965 to 1970.

11. David Letterman

David Letterman

David Letterman is a renowned comedian who gained fame with Late Night with David Letterman and Late Show with David Letterman which ran for whopping 33 years from 1982 to 2015. The show brought him both fame and wealth and was ranked seventh on TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time. A total of 6,080 episodes were hosted by Letterman which ran with great popularity, thus making his name in the list of top 11 richest comedians of the world 2024.


Who are 10 richest comedians?

Jerry Seinfeld, Matt Stone, Matt Groening, Trey Parker, Ellen DeGeneres, Adam Sandler, Byron Allen, Jay Leno, Bill Cosby, Kevin Hart

Who is the richest comedian at no.1 postion?

Jerry Seinfeld

Who is the most successful comedian in the world?

Jerry Seinfeld

Who are top 5 comedians?

List of top 5 comedians in the world includes Jerry Seinfeld, Matt Stone, Matt Groening, Trey Parker, Ellen DeGeneres.

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