I. Introduction - Who are the richest comedians in the world?
Many people often consider themselves to be funny, especially among friends and family. You will think being funny is easy until you stand in front of thousands of people. It is easy to be funny, but to stay funny is the tricky part. These comedians are not just funny, they are professionals at it. They have mastered the art of managing a dynamic crowd and giving them exactly what they want to hear.
The richest comedians in the world have turned out to be big fans of exotic cars
Would you pay lots of money to listen to dry jokes? Definitely no! This is why you need to know why some of these comedians earn tons of cash just for being funny. These comedians are so rich that they make millions of bucks just from a single show.
We understand we have many rich comedians in Nigeria. But how rich are they when you compare their net worth to those we are about to mention here? Maybe there is a Nigerian comedian right on our world list. Time will tell. It gets better when you realize that we are not only telling you about their net worth but also what these super-rich comedians drive. Here on Naijauto are the top 10 richest comedians in the world.
II. Top 10 richest comedians in the world
10. David Letterman - Net worth of $400 million (~₦152.4b)
David Letterman has been in the comedy craft for many years. Born on the 12th of April, 1947, Letterman is an American television host, comedian, producer and writer. With a career spanning over 3 decades, he has been a host to many late-night shows. His net worth is presently put at a staggering $400 million.
"If what you’ve done is stupid, but it works, then it really isn’t all that stupid."
David Letterman was a host to many night shows on TV for more than 30 years
"There is no off position on the genius switch."
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David Letterman cars
David Letterman car collection is breathtaking. He is said to own exotic cars such as 1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite, 1973 Chevrolet C20 Cheyenne, 1959 MGA Twin Cam 1588CC, 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe, 1951 Austin Healey 300 MK1, 1988 Ferrari 328 GTS, 1955 Jaguar XK 140, 1964 Porsche 356C, 1961 Porsche 356 Cabriolet, 1983 Ferrari 512 BBi, 1956 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS, 1956 Porsche 356 1500 GS Carrera, 1963 Ferrari 250 Lusso and a 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO.
The American comedian has shown us his true love for classic cars
9. Bill Cosby - Net worth of $400 million (~₦152.4b)
Bill Cosby is one of the richest comedians in the world. He is quite famous for his works ‘Cosby kids’, ‘The Bill Cosby Show’ and ‘The Cosby Show’. The award-winning comedian is also an actor and an author. He was born on the 12th of July, 1937 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. He is worth around $400 million.
Bill Cosby is a prominent American comedian with many awards to his name
“A word to the wise ain't necessary, it's the stupid ones who need advice.”
Bill Cosby cars
Regarded as one of the richest comedians of all time, Bill Cosby garage is full of expensive cars. He owns a Shelby Cobra CSX 3303 and a 1972 BMW Tii model.
His car collection is filled with rare and expensive models
8. Adam Sandler - Net worth of $420 million (~₦160b)
Adam Sandler might not be as old in the craft as the two names we earlier mentioned; he is also not a rookie in the business. He became known in 1990 when he was a cast member of the popular show ‘Saturday Night Live’. He is an American comedian, actor and filmmaker with an estimated net worth of $420 million. He was born on the 9th of September, 1966 in New York City, United States.
Adam Sandler has starred in my Hollywood films, earning a combined over $2 billion at the box office
"Oh really, fool?" "REALLY!"
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Adam Sandler cars
Adam Sandler owns a Cadillac Escalade, a Dodge Challenger SRT, a Cadillac DTS, a Range Rover Sport, and a Mercedes AMG.
The New Yorker is a proven car enthusiast with some fascinating cars in his garage
7. Bryan Allen - Net worth of $450 million (~₦171.4b)
Bryan Allen is the 7th richest comedian in the world with an estimated net worth of $450 million. He is an American comedian, TV producer and the Founder of Entertainment Studio, a US television production company. He was born on the 22nd of April, 1961 in Detroit, Michigan, United States.
Bryan Allen is a famous comedian who happens to be a successful businessman as well
"He brings so much energy to the game, people can feed off that. A guy that has been out for so long, that is hungry to get back in there, the adrenaline is contagious."
Bryan Allen cars
Bryan Allen is a bit private when it comes to showing off the luxury cars in his garage. We will update you as soon as we get information on what he drives.
6. Jay Leno - Net worth of $450 million (~₦171.4b)
If you are a car enthusiast, there is no way you wouldn’t have come across the name of one of the greatest collectors of classic cars on the planet. Anyways, we will still get to what he drives. Jay Leno is a famous comedian and a TV host that has worked alongside top celebrities. His show on NBC ‘Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ has over 4 million audiences.
Jay Leno is known to many as a serial car collector but has been a standup comedian for several years
Born on the 28th of April 1950 in New Rochelle, New York, United States, with an estimated net worth of $450 million, Undoubtedly, Jay Leno is one of the wealthiest comedians in the world.
"Today is Valentine's Day - or, as men like to call it, Extortion Day!"
Jay Leno cars
Jay Leno, like Jerry Seinfeld, is a big fan of exotic cars. He is a world-renowned car collector. His car collection is reported to worth several million, including a particular one that cost him around $12 million.
He owns almost 150 cars, including the likes of 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado, 2011 Audi R8 Spyder, 1906 Stanley Steamer Vanderbilt Cup Racer, 1986 Lamborghini Countach, 1963 Chrysler Turbine car, 2017 Ford GT, Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, 2014 McLaren P1, 1955 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing Coupe, 1939 Lagonda V12 and several others.
Jay Leno is one of the biggest car collectors on the planet
5. Ellen DeGeneres - Net worth of $500 million (~₦190.5b)
Ellen DeGeneres is a popular American comedian, actress, TV host and writer. She is known for her show ‘The Ellen Show’ with several millions of audience all around the country. Her net worth is put at $500 million. She was born on the 26th of January 1958 in Louisiana, United States.
The American comedian gained prominence in her role in a sitcom titled Ellen from 1994 to 1998
“Accept who you are. Unless you're a serial killer.”
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Ellen DeGeneres cars
Ellen DeGeneres, who happens to be the richest female comedian in the world, is a big fan of the Porsche brand. Some of the Porsche cars you will find in her garage include Porsche Turbo S, Porsche Targa 4S, Porsche Cayenne S and Porsche 911 Carrera S. She also owns a Ferrari California model.
Ellen DeGeneres is said to own many Porsches in her collection
4. Trey Parker - Net worth of $600 million (~₦228.6b)
Trey Parker is an American comedian, voice artist, animator and producer. The award-winning comedian was born on the 19th of October 1969 in Colorado, US. Trey Parker has had one hell of a career, which makes him one of the richest comedians in the world right now. He is said to be worth around $600 million.
Trey Parker collaborated with Matt Stone in the creation of 'Book of Mormon'
"Saying goodbye doesn't mean anything. It's the time we spent together that matters, not how we left it."
Trey Parker cars
Trey Parker made the headline in 2010 when he donated his car to be used for food delivery to the needy in the Simi Valley area. Aside from his donation, nothing much has been reported about the type of cars he owns in his garage.
3. Matt Groening - Net worth of $600 million (~₦228.6b)
If you know the famous animation series titled ‘Simpson”, then you have seen one of the biggest creations of Matt Groening. The American comedian/animator had made a fortune for himself for just making people laugh all over the world through his works. He is worth a whopping $600 million. The American cartoonist was born on the 15th of February 1954 in Portland, Oregon, United States.
Matt Groening is the creator of the 'Simpson', popular TV cartoon series
“I know all those words, but that sentence makes no sense to me.”
Matt Groening cars
Having such huge net worth, you would expect the famous American cartoonist to drive some of the most expensive cars in the world. Well, for your information, Matt Groening drives a Toyota Prius model. Matt Groening will be in your parking lot without you knowing.
Matt Groening with a net worth of $600 million and is driving a Toyota Prius model
2. Matt Stone - Net worth of $700 million (~₦266.7b)
Born on the 26th of May 1971, Matt Stone is an American comedian, voice artist and animator. He is mostly known for creating the satirical cartoon ‘South Park’, which is considered one of the most controversial and popular shows of all time. With a net worth of $700 million, Matt Stone takes the second position on the richest comedian in the world list. If Matt Stone is the second-richest comedian in the world, the big question is: who is the richest comedian in the world?
Matt Stone gained popularity from 'South Park', a controversial and satirical cartoon
"The pride of the hipster food movement is sort of annoying, but it fascinates me."
Matt Stone cars
Information about what Matt Stone drives is unavailable at the moment. We will update you as soon as we get our hands on it.
1. Jerry Seinfeld - Net worth of $950 million (~₦362b)
With a staggering net worth of $950 million, Jerry Seinfeld is considered the richest comedian in the world. He is an American comedian, actor, writer and producer. He gained massive popularity from the sitcom “Seinfeld”. Seinfeld was born on the 29th of April 1954 in Brooklyn, New York, United States.
Jerry Seinfeld is the richest comedian on the planet with a net worth of $950 million
"It's amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper."
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Jerry Seinfeld cars
When it comes to collecting cars, only few people on the planet can compete with Jerry Seinfeld. The car enthusiast is said to own 150 cars. The most prominent of all is his incredible Porsche collection. His amazing collection of Porsche consists of models such as 1949 Porsche 356, 1955 Porsche Spyder, 1958 Porsche 356A 1500 GS/GT Carrera Speedster, 1964 Porsche 911, 1966 Porsche SC Cabriolet, Porsche 911 Carrera RS and few other models from the German luxury marque.
Jerry Seinfeld has around 150 cars in his exquisite collection
Jerry Seinfeld is a big fan of classic cars. This is why he has so many of them. Some of the other cars you will find in his collection include a 1957 Fiat 500, BMW 500 Isetta, 1964 Morgan PLUS 4, 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Seville, 1962 Volkswagen Bus, 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona, 1967 Austin Healey 3000 MKII, 1976 Lamborghini Countach and many others.
III. Recap - List of richest comedians in the world
|Ranking||Richest comedians in the world||Net worth (₦)||Net worth ($)|
|1.||Jerry Seinfeld||₦362 billion||$950 million|
|2.||Matt Stone||₦266.7 billion||$700 million|
|3.||Matt Groening||₦228.6b billion||$600 million|
|4.||Trey Parker||₦228.6 billion||$600 million|
|5.||Ellen DeGeneres||₦190.5 billion||$500 million|
|6.||Jay Leno||₦171.4 billion||$450 million|
|7.||Bryan Allen||₦171.4 billion||$450 million|
|8.||Adam Sandler||₦160 billion||$420 million|
|9.||Bill Cosby||₦152.4 billion||$400 million|
|10.||David Letterman||₦152.4 billion||$400 million|
At a time like this when the whole world is trying to cope with the ravaging effect of the covid-19 on social activities. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to laugh out one’s worries once in a while. This is why you cannot overemphasize the importance of these ten individuals on our top 10 richest comedians in the world list.
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