The secret to a happy life is a good sense of humor. They say laughter is the best medicine. A little laughter after a tiring day is something that gives relief to the mind and makes people content. Comedians do exactly that for everyone. They make many lives happier with their easy and lovable sense of humor and ridiculous jokes.
Comedy offers a way to think out of the box and question one’s own self and the surrounding environment and events. Whenever depressed, crack a joke. Whenever the truth is too bitter to handle, crack a joke. Whenever life is hard, crack a joke. Humor and comedy are not part-time, they are a way of life. These attributes add charm to a person’s personality. Here are the top 10 richest comedians of the world in 2018.
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10. Jeff Foxworthy
Jeff is a well-established person, a multi-talented individual with a net worth of about $100 million. He is most recognised for his comedy albums You Might Be a Redneck If…, Totally Committed and his sitcom called The Jeff Foxworthy Show on television. He also hosted Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader and The American Baking Competition.
9. Bob Saget
Bob Saget is an American stand-up comedian, actor and television host and has a net worth of $105 million. He was also nominated for a Grammy award for his comedy album That’s What I’m Talkin’ About. He also voiced over for the future Ted Mosby in How I Met Your Mother.
8. Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen is one of the legendary American stand-up comedians, also an actress, television host, writer and producer. Her net worth is $200 million. She is loved by crores of her fans for her sitcom ‘Ellen’ and her own talk show ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’. She has provided a voice for Dory in the Pixar animated films Finding Nemo and Finding Dory. She was also a judge on American Idol (2010) and has hosted Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, and Primetime Emmys. She won 30 Emmys and 20 People’s Choice Awards among numerous others.
7. Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler is an American actor, comedian, producer, screenwriter and musician with a net worth of $300 million. Some of his most famous films are Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison, The Waterboy, The Wedding Singer, Mr. Deeds and Punch-Drunk Love. He also voiced over for Dracula in Hotel Transylvania as well as Hotel Transylvania 2. He has released five comedy albums and is a widely recognised comedy actor. He also has his own film production company named Happy Madison Productions.
6. Matt Stone
Matt is an American actor, animator, director, producer-songwriter, singer and one half of the duo that released hits like South Park, Team America and The Book of Mormon. His net worth is approximately $300 million. He provided a voice for the majority of the characters in the show. He currently lives in a compact three bedroom home which has a secret location and worth $3.25 million.
5. Jay Leno
Jay Leno is an American stand-up comedian, actor and talk show host. He has an approximate net worth of $350 million His first appearance was seen in ‘The Tonight Show’ in 1977 performing stand up. After doing stand-up comedy for years, he officially started hosting ‘The Tonight Show’ in 1992. He started a primetime talk show in 2009 called ‘The Jay Leno Show’ but it got canceled in 2010 due to a host controversy, so Leno returned to hosting The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He has been nominated Primetime Emmy and People’s Choice Awards several times in past.
4. Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby is an American comedian, actor, musician and author with a net worth of about $400 million. He became more recognised because of his film works in the 1970s and then started ‘The Cosby Show’. In recent years, he has been accused of sexual misconduct and crimes by several women and has lost his overall charm.
3. Matt Groening
Matt Groening is an American cartoonist, comedian, writer, voice actor and animator. His net worth stands at $500 million. He created two beloved animated comedy shows, Life in Hell and The Simpsons. The Simpsons have gone to be the longest-running U.S. primetime television series in history. Matt is also famous for creating the most intelligent show “Futurama”. Matt has been nominated for 25 Emmy Awards and has won 12. He also received the 2002 National Cartoonist Society Reuben Award and a British Comedy Award for ‘outstanding contribution to comedy’ in 2004. In 2007 he was ranked 4th on the list of the ‘top 100 living geniuses’, published by The Daily Telegraph.
2. Larry David
Larry David is an American comedian, writer, actor, playwright and television producer with a net worth of $800 million. He is the co-creator of and head writer of one of the most successful comedy shows of all time, Seinfeld. Larry went on to create ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ starring a semi-fictional character of him. He was nominated for many Emmy Awards and also won one for ‘Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series’ for the Seinfeld. He was also nominated for the Golden Globe Awards among many others.
1. Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld is the king of comedy. He is an American actor, writer and comedian with a net worth of $820 million. He is most beloved for his role in the famous and very successful comedy show ‘Seinfeld’ in which he played himself. Seinfeld voiced the protagonist in the Bee Movie and also premiered a reality series called The Marriage Ref in 2010. Comedy Central named Seinfeld the 12th greatest stand-up comedian of all times. He has won several awards and recognition for his contribution to comedy.
Comedy and humor put the focus on the individual stars and gives them a chance to prove their intelligence and express their opinions about the society that everyone currently lives in, in an amusing and funny manner. So, these are the richest comedians in the world.