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Trevor Noah One Of The Highest Paid Comedians

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South African comedian and The Daily Show host Trevor Noah is officially the fourth highest-paid comedian in the world according to Forbes.

Noah made $28 million (R430 million) in 2018 through various projects.

The comedian earned the bulk of his income this year through stand-up. Despite the demands of hosting a late-night show, Noah made more than 70 stops across the world and had his second Netflix special.

In addition, his 2016 book, Born a Crime, is still ranked No. 1 on the New York Times’ bestseller list for paperback nonfiction.

All earnings estimates are from 1 June 2018 to 1 June 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.

Kevin Hart was the highest-paid comedian on the list, earning R909-million, followed by Jerry Seinfeld and Jim Gaffigan.

Amy Schumer is the only woman to make it on to the list.


  • Aziz Ansari

Earnings: $13 million

  • Jeff Dunham

Earnings: $15 million

  • Terry Fator

Earnings: $17 million

  • Amy Schumer

Earnings: $21 million

  • Gabriel Iglesias

Earnings: $22 million

  • Sebastian Maniscalco

Earnings: $26 million

  • Trevor Noah

Earnings: $28 million

  • Jim Gaffigan

Earnings: $30 million

  • Jerry Seinfeld

Earnings: $41 million

  • Kevin Hart

Earnings: $59 million


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