SOUTH Africa’s Trevor Noah and Daily Show host have been named by Forbes as the fourth highest-paid comedian of 2019 in the world, as per the released Forbes Magazine’s list of highest-paid stand-up comedians.
New to the list, the 35-year-old Trevor comes at number 4 with $28 million (432-million in South African Rands). It’s reported that Trevor earned his millions through stand-up comedy.
According to Forbes television hosts usually appear on a separate Forbes list (see: Ellen DeGeneres, who trounced Hart and Seinfeld this year with an $80.5 million haul). Unlike Ellen, though, Trevor earned the bulk of his income this year through stand-up, making him eligible for their list.
Forbes also reports that despite the demands of hosting a late-night show, Trevor made more than 70 stops across the world and had his second Netflix special last fall. In addition, his 2016 book, Born a Crime, is still ranked No. 1 on the New York Times’ bestseller list for paperback nonfiction.
Taking the number one spot on the list is Kevin Hart, followed by Jerry Seinfeld and Jim Gaffigan.
Comedian and actress Amy Schumer is the only woman to make it on the list.
According to the Magazine, all earnings are from June 1, 2018, through June 1, 2019. Figures are pretax; fees for agents, managers, and lawyers are not deducted. Earnings estimates are based on data from Pollstar Pro as well as interviews with industry insiders.
Below is a full list of Forbes’ World 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