They say laughter is the best medicine. But laughter can also make you rich is something you didn’t know. It is also hard to accomplish, but some people have taken up this challenge, made people laugh with their wit and humor and became famous as well as rich.
Here is a list of the top 10 comedians of the world.
- Larry David
This 69 years old comedian from the US seems to be getting wittier with age. Currently, he is one of the world’s highest paid comedians. Before embarking on comedy, he was the executive producer and head writer of Seinfeld, a television series. In 1993, he received the Prime time Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series. He also wrote briefly for the show Saturday Night Live. His net worth is US $900 million.
- Amy Schumer
They say a woman can’t be a comedian. Amy Schumer broke this stereotype by being one of the most popular women stand-up comedians in the world with a net worth of $7 million. She has produced the comedy series Inside Amy Schumer which was first telecasted on Comedy Central in 2013. She has been nominated for the Prime time Emmy Awards and won the Outstanding Variety Sketch Series in 2015. She received nominations for the Writers Guild of America Award for the Best Original Screenplay and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress- Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for writing and starring in the comedy film, Trainwreck.
- John Bishop
He is currently the highest paid British Comic Actor who made his debut as a comedian in 2006 after his stint as a Medical Representative. He won a number of competitions like “So You Think You’re Funny” and City Life North West Comedian of the Year Award. He produces a number of shows by his name called The John Bishop Show, John Bishop Britain and The John Bishop Only Joking. His net worth is $7 million.
- Russell Peters
Russell Peters is a Canadian born but has an Indian lineage. He is not only a comedian but also a screenwriter and television producer as well. He hosted the famous show Sydney May 2010 which is still considered to be one of the best ever comedy shows in Australia. He released a number of DVDs such as “Red, White, and Brown” and “Outsourced”. His net worth is $40 million.
- Jay Leno
He is one of the most well-known faces on the comedy circuit. He debuted as a stand-up comedian and for many years he carried on with this stint. In 1992, he came up with his famous show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, which is still running with the same popularity. His current net worth is $350 million.
- Joan Rivers
Joan Rivers was one of the most multi talented performing artists of the century. Apart from being a comedian, she was also a producer, voice actress, and television actress. She attracted public attention when she appeared as a guest on The Tonight Show in 1965. In 1986, she came up with her own show, The Late Show with Joan Rivers. She won a Daytime Emmy Awards for The Joan Rivers Show. Her net worth was $150 million.
- Rowan Atkinson
When we are talking about comedians, keeping our very dear Mr. Bean out of the list will be a blunder. He is an English actor, screenwriter, and comedian. He first made his presence felt with the sketch comedy show Not the Nine O’clock News on BBC which gave him the BAFTA for the Best Entertainment Performance. He acted in a number of movies which include the popular Mr. Bean series where he charms the audiences with his mute acting, the Johny English series, James-Bond film Never Say Never Again and many more. His net worth is $130 million.
- Bill Murray
Bill Murray showed the world his perfect comic timing when he first appeared on Saturday Night Live, which also won him the Emmy Award. He starred in a series of comedy films like Meatballs, Stripes, Ghost busters and many more. His acting in the movie Lost in Translation won him the Golden Globe and the BAFTA Award for the Best Actor. He also won the Prime time Emmy Award for the HBO miniseries Olive Kitteridge. His net worth is approximate $229 million.
- Tina Fey
You can recognize her from Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams starrer Mean Girls where she played the role of a teacher. But Tina is more popular for her NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. She first made her appearance as a part of the Chicago based extempore comedy group, The Second City. She created the popular series 30 Rock and the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. She has won nine Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards and many more. Her net worth is $45 million.
- Allen Covert
You all have seen him in Adam Sandler’s movies. The fact is that Sandler discovered him in a restaurant in New York. The duo collaborated for comedy shows and acted in Sandler’s popular movies. He produced and did a comic jig in his own movies like Grandma’s Boy (2006), Strange Wilderness (2008). His current net worth is $14 million.