Forbes has published yet another list of rich people and the money they made this year. This time they’re talking about the world’s highest-paid comedians. We already know that The Rock is 2016’s highest-paid actor, that Jennifer Lawrence is 2016’s highest-paid actress, and that Gisele Bundchen is 2016’s highest-paid model. Out of those three, The Rock made the most with $64.5 million. I thought that was a huge amount of money. As it turns out, The Rock can take his measly $64.5 million and have a seat, because Kevin Hart has him beat by a long shot.
Kevin Hart may be the size of a coin purse, but his bank account is huge. According to Forbes’ calculations, Kevin Hart made $87.5 million this year. This is the first time since Forbes started publishing their annual highest-paid comedians list in 2006 that Jerry Seinfeld hasn’t had the top spot. Kevin also holds the #6 spot on Forbes’ highest-paid celebrities of 2016 list.
Forbes says Kevin Hart got super rich by touring like an insane person. Kevin performed 100 shows in a 12-month period. That’s seems like it works out to about a show every four days, except not in Kevin’s case. On top of touring, Kevin also filmed a bunch of movies, some commercials with David Beckham for H&M, and stars as himself on Real Husbands of Hollywood. I’m pretty sure Kevin Hart is one of those joke-telling robots. Someone check his back for batteries. Here’s what the top 10 looks like.
1. Kevin Hart – $87.5 million
2. Jerry Seinfeld – $43.5 million
3. Terry Fator – $21 million
4. Amy Schumer – $17 million
5. Jeff Dunham – $13.5 million
6. Dave Chappelle – $13 million
7. Jim Gaffigan – $12.5 million
8. Gabriel Iglesias – $9.5 million
9. Russell Peters – $9 million
10. John Bishop – $7 million
Kevin isn’t the only one who shook up the list this year. Amy Schumer is the first woman ever on Forbes’ highest-paid comedians list.
It’s fun to see how much money you made in comparison to other people, but I hope all that money doesn’t come back to haunt Kevin. Now that everyone knows he made almost $100 million, I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before he starts getting phone calls from everyone else on that list asking to borrow a couple bucks. “Kevin, it’s me, Jeff Dunham. Listen, I accidentally ran over Achmed Junior with my car and his foam got all fucked up. Could I borrow $20 million? Yeah, that’s how much my puppets costs. Come on, help out a fellow comedian. And don’t say you don’t have it, I know you have it.”
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