25. Tiffany Haddish

Tiffany Haddish, richest comedians
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Estimated net worth: $4 million, says Wealthy Gorilla
Not only is she a very funny lady, Tiffany Haddish seems to be quite down-to-earth. She bombed once during a New Year’s Eve gig and admitted, “This is going to be on TMZ or whatever” when the audience started walking out.

Haddish’s career has all but bombed, however. She’s not the richest comedian, but one of them! You might have seen her in Girls Trip, Nobody’s Fool, The Oath, or heard her voice-over work in Bob’s Burgers or The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.

NEXT: New York Senator Chuck Schumer is her second cousin once removed.

24. Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer, richest comedians
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Estimated net worth: $16 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth
Amy Schumer is fluent in stand-up comedy, sketch comedy, film, television, theater, and has a book to her name (Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo). She’s also been visible in gun control activism. What can’t she do?

Turns out some people aren’t a fan — a Guardian article said she had a “shockingly large blind spot around race,” in reference to “lazy jokes about Latina women being ‘crazy’” when she hosted the MTV Movie & TV Awards. Schumer fired back on Twitter.

NEXT: She pursued stand-up after a class of other offenders found her DUI story funny.

23. Chelsea Handler

Chelsea Handler, richest comedians
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Estimated net worth: $40 million, says Celebrity Net Worth
Chelsea Handler had her own late-night show, Chelsea Lately, although it was only on cable, unlike The Tonight Show, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Show, and Conan. (However, Lilly Singh recently became the first female late-night host on one of the “Big Three” networks, with A Little Late with Lilly Singh.)

Handler had her big break on Girls Behaving Badly, which aired from 2002 to 2005. She appeared on other programs, like The Bernie Mac Show, My Wife and Kids, The Practice, and as a commentator on E!.

NEXT: His Netflix special has people talking — in both good and bad ways.

22. Dave Chappelle

Dave Chappelle, richest comedians
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Estimated net worth: $50 million, says Celebrity Net Worth
Fellow comedian Sarah Silverman defended Dave Chappelle’s Netflix special Sticks and Stones, saying, “That’s comedy: You overstep.” Chappelle starts his special ripping into “everybody who’s ever criticized any celebrity for insulting or offending people,” as Paste Magazine puts it.

He continues, making all sorts of offensive jokes — some transphobic and racist — Paste writes. Chappelle has been offending and entertaining viewers before Sticks and Stones came out, with TV show Chappelle’s Show and appearances in movies like The Nutty Professor.

NEXT: His real name is Cornelius Crane Chase.

21. Chevy Chase

Chevy Chase, richest comedians
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Estimated net worth: $50 million, says Celebrity Net Worth
Instead of going by “Cornelius Crane Chase” (say that three times fast), this comic has gone by “Chevy Chase” in his professional career. Interestingly, Chase came from a wealthy family with ties to Folgers Coffee and Crane Plumbing.

However, Chase always worked for himself while trying to make it in entertainment. He’s best known for debuting on Saturday Night Live (SNL) in 1975 and appearing in movies like Caddyshack. That def added to Chevy Chase’s net worth.

NEXT: He was classmates with Fran Drescher of The Nanny fame.

20. Ray Romano

Ray Romano, richest comedians
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Estimated net worth: $130 million, says Celebrity Net Worth
From living with his parents to filthy rich! Ray Romano’s net worth is now insaaaaane. Everybody Loves Raymond was born after comedian Ray Romano appeared on Letterman to perform stand-up. He’d been doing stand-up for 12 years before this big break.

The native New Yorker (can’t you tell by the thick accent?) is an Emmy winner who’s worked on EPIX’s Get Shorty, appeared on celebrity Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, The Office, Funny People, Grilled, and many more.

NEXT: Former prime minister Tony Blair and this comedian were classmates.

19. Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Atkinson, richest comedians
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Estimated net worth: $130 million, says Celebrity Net Worth
He’s got many, many acting credits, but is best known for playing Mr. Bean — the strange protagonist of the British comedy series of the same name. Rowan Atkinson first developed the character at a sketch comedy show while attending Oxford for electrical engineering.

Mr. Bean is best known for his facial expressions, which have prevented the show from getting lost in translation when shown in non-English speaking countries, says Mental Floss. He’s also appeared in Johnny English and the Maigret TV series.

NEXT: He was originally going to portray Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody.

18. Sacha Baron Cohen

Sacha Baron Cohen, richest comedians
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Estimated net worth: $130 million, says Celebrity Net Worth
Sacha Baron Cohen is best known for eccentric characters like Borat, Ali G, Brüno Gehard, and for aggravating a lot of people. Most recently, politician Roy Moore sued Baron Cohen in a defamation suit for lampooning him in Who Is America?

Baron Cohen also has a serious side. He was going to play Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, but left after he felt the film’s organizers weren’t portraying a complete picture of the singer.

NEXT: He was the very first guest on Late Night with David Letterman in 1982.

17. Bill Murray

Bill Murray, richest comedians
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Estimated net worth: $140 million, says Celebrity Net Worth
I say this with love: Comedian Bill Murray is a weird guy. For instance, he once walked into a college party, drank their beverages, did their dishes, and then left. The joke’s on you, though — Bill Murray’s net worth is insane!

His filmography includes a lot of Wes Anderson flicks like The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and The Royal Tenenbaums, Ghostbusters, Lost in Translation, Charlie’s Angels, Space Jam, Groundhog Day, Tootsie, and a lot more.

NEXT: This is the first actor to be paid $20 million for a movie.

16. Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey, richest comedians
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Estimated net worth: $150 million, says Celebrity Net Worth
Hollywood loves Jim Carrey’s eccentric humor. It’s probably why he’s the first actor to get $20 million for a role (The Cable Guy). He’s also known for movies like Liar Liar, Yes Man, and the iconic (and offensive) Ace Ventura movies.

Like Baron Cohen, Carrey has a serious side. He showed his acting chops in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Kidding, and Man on the Moon.

NEXT: Her gigantic estate was planned to have gone to her daughter, grandson, staff, charities, and — of course — her dogs.

15. Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers, richest comedians
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Estimated net worth: $150 million, says Business Insider
The late Joan Rivers was known for her insult comedy and often very scathing remarks. She hosted Live From the Red Carpet on E! from 1996 to 2004, then was a co-host on Fashion Police, which premiered in 2002.

Beyond TV appearances, she had 13 books to her name and a jewelry line. Rivers worked until she died from complications from a procedure on her vocal cords at age 81.

NEXT: Before starting his career in comedy and becoming the host of an iconic show, he was in the military. 

14. Drew Carey

Drew Carey, richest comedians
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Estimated net worth: $165 million, says Celebrity Net Worth
In this photo, Drew Carey (right) and Bob Barker attend CBS’ The Price Is Right’s celebration of Barker’s 90th birthday on Nov. 5, 2013. Barker was the host of The Price Is Right until Carey took over in 2007.

Before Carey took over The Price Is Right, he had two major comedy shows — sitcom The Drew Carey Show and sketch comedy show Whose Line Is It Anyway? Before fame, Carey performed at the Cleveland Comedy Club and was in the military.

NEXT: He was one of The Blues Brothers.

13. Dan Aykroyd

Dan Aykroyd, richest comedians
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Estimated net worth: $180 million, says Celebrity Net Worth
Dan Aykroyd (right) is known for appearing in TV shows like SNL and Home Improvement and movies like The Blues Brothers and Ghostbusters. He’s known as a writer as well, having written The Blues Brothers with John Landis.

He also co-financed the House of Blues with the late John Belushi and others. That def added to Dan Aykroyd’s net worth. After Belushi passed, his brother Jim Belushi filled in as a Blues Brother to attend House of Blues openings with Aykroyd.

NEXT: Miss Colombia of 2015 probably hates this comedian (she has a good reason).

12. Steve Harvey

Steve Harvey, richest comedians
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Estimated net worth: $180 million, says Celebrity Net Worth
“I have to apologize,” Steve Harvey told the Miss Universe audience at home and in the theater. Harvey had just crowned Miss Colombia, when in fact he’d read the card with the winner’s name wrong — Miss Philippines was the real winner.

It was a big flub — which he apologized for — but it’s not all he’s known for. His career (before and after the Miss Universe incident) was storied and successful, having hosted Family Feud for years.

NEXT: Reportedly, a movie studio paid him $2 million to tweet about their movies.

11. Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart, richest comedians
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Estimated net worth: $200 million, says Celebrity Net Worth
Of course, Kevin Hart’s talents and celebrity have added to his net worth (not just Twitter). He’s made more than $100 million in endorsements, $15 million on his 2011 tour, and his 2015 tour made $35 million in presales, says HuffPost.

Hart has been in the news lately. He was injured in a car accident and his ex-wife is going on tour to tell her side of the divorce.

NEXT: Before he was famous, he went to a very prestigious New England school attended by Lana Del Rey and Ted Danson.

10. Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane, richest comedians
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Estimated net worth: $250 million, says Celebrity Net Worth
MacFarlane has created an entertainment empire. How did he do it? By doing things that make him happy. “You’ll be surprised by some of the ideas and the things that he’s excited about,” the president of his production company told Variety.

Seth MacFarlane is known for creating Family Guy, American Dad!, the Ted movies, The Cleveland Show, and more. He’s also been an actor, appearing in various programs and movies like Logan Lucky and The Loudest Voice.

NEXT: He auctioned off a one-of-a-kind Porsche Carrera GT for hurricane victims.

9. Jay Leno

Jay Leno, richest comedians
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Estimated net worth: $400 million, says Celebrity Net Worth
Jay Leno is best known as the host of late-night program The Tonight Show, but has moved on to other interesting ventures in his retirement. For instance, there’s the all-things-automotive show, Jay Leno’s Garage (he loves cars!), and his stand-up performances.

Jay Leno first appeared on The Tonight Show himself doing a stand-up act in 1977. At that time, The Tonight Show was hosted by Johnny Carson.

NEXT: He bought The Weather Channel’s parent company for a whopping $300 million.

8. Byron Allen

Byron Allen, richest comedians
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Estimated net worth: $400 million, says Celebrity Net Worth
Byron Allen is a comedian-turned-media-mogul who owns several TV channels, like Pets.TV and Cars.TV. He’s now interested in the movie business, according to a 2018 report in The Los Angeles Times by Ryan Faughnder.

Before becoming a businessman, he and his mom moved to Los Angeles in 1968 and Allen started comedy as a teenager. When he was just 18 years old, Allen appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

NEXT: His favorite band, Foo Fighters, played on the final broadcast of his show.

7. David Letterman

David Letterman, richest comedians
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Estimated net worth: $400 million, says Celebrity Net Worth
Host and comic David Letterman is best known for his work in the late-night arena, namely The David Letterman Show, Late Night with David Letterman, and Late Show with David Letterman. One of the richest comedians, he retired from late-night.

However, the very funny talk show host and comedian has not retired from entertainment. Far from it! Letterman has dived into other ventures, such as My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman on Netflix. His first guest? Mr. Barack Obama.

NEXT: The show he’s most famous for has a planned outline but never scripted dialogue.

6. Larry David

Larry David, richest comedians
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Estimated net worth: $400 million, says Celebrity Net Worth
With fellow funny comedian Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David created the iconic “show about nothing,” Seinfeld. Now one of the richest comedians, David started his career performing stand-up in the New York area (he’s from Brooklyn, New York City).

David left Seinfeld in 1996 but returned to write the show’s finale. David lent his writing and comedy acting chops to shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm and SNL, earning many accolades for his work.

NEXT: She had various odd jobs before making it big, including shucking oysters and working as a paralegal.

5. Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres, richest comedians
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Estimated net worth: $490 million, says Celebrity Net Worth
Known for her stand-up comedy roots, voice acting, film acting, and work as a TV presenter, Ellen DeGeneres is most famous for hosting TV program The Ellen DeGeneres Show since 2003. She’s also known for voicing Dory in Finding Nemo.

DeGeneres has hosted several awards shows as well. She started out as a stand-up comedian but has been focused on film and TV lately. However, after years of not performing stand-up, DeGeneres released a Netflix special in 2018.

NEXT: He met his longtime creative partner while attending college in Colorado.

4. Matt Stone

Matt Stone, richest comedians
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Estimated net worth: $500 million, says Celebrity Net Worth
Matt Stone’s net worth is thanks in part to the show he co-created with creative partner Trey Parker — South Park. It’s a cartoon (but not appropriate for children) that lampoons everything and follows the adventures of Colorado grade-schoolers.

Although mostly known for South Park, Stone has ventured into the entertainment industry with other projects. There’s the play Book of Mormon, Stone and Parker’s silly movie BASEketball, animated movie Team America: World Police, and sitcom That’s My Bush!

NEXT: This comedian has a black belt in taekwondo.

3. Trey Parker

Trey Parker, richest comedians
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Estimated net worth: $500 million, says Celebrity Net Worth
Trey Parker’s net worth is just about the same as Matt Stone’s net worth, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Again, South Park was the show that probably contributed to Parker’s massive net worth. Their bios are pretty similar …

Parker worked on Book of Mormon with Stone, as well as Team America: World Police, That’s My Bush!, and the South Park full-length feature film, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut. Outside of entertainment, he’s a taekwondo black belt.

NEXT: He used to be a rock critic before comedy.

2. Matt Groening

Matt Groening, richest comedians
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Estimated net worth: $600 million, says Celebrity Net Worth
He’s best known for being the guy behind animated series The Simpsons. Matt Groening always loved drawing but didn’t make it his career until later in life. After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue writing. Groening worked on a comic while searching for steady work.

He started working at The Los Angeles Reader and convinced the paper to publish the comic he’d worked so hard on — Life in Hell. Groening’s other ventures are Futurama and Disenchantment on Netflix.

NEXT: He has an interesting way of dealing with hecklers. It’s an idea called the “Heckle Therapist.”

1. Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld, richest comedians
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Estimated net worth: $950 million, says Celebrity Net Worth
Along with Larry David, Jerry Seinfeld was the other creator behind the hilarious “show about nothing,” Seinfeld. It starred Seinfeld as a fictionalized version of himself living in the Upper West Side of New York City with his friends. Hijinks ensue.

The show obviously made Seinfeld a lot of money. So did his other pursuits, such as his stand-up comedy tours, The Marriage Ref, Bee Movie, the show Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee on Netflix, and Jerry Before Seinfeld, also on the streaming service Netflix. Nearly a billionaire, Seinfeld has rightly earned many accolades for his work.