Everybody loves to laugh, according to physicians, laughing is the best medicine in this stressful era. We are willing to pay thousands of dollars to whoever is the best at making people laugh. Some people are just talented enough to find fun and humor in anything happening in their everyday lives. They are blessed with extraordinary talent, knowledge, and skills, they have the ability to bring never-ending laughter on the faces of the audience. They are not just popular due to their remarkable comedy skills but also with their net worth. Take a look at our list to see who among the world’s funniest and popular comedians laughed their way to the bank.

Serial No Net Worth of Funniest and Popular ComediansNet Worth
10Adam Sandler$350 Million
9Trey Parker$400 Million
8Matt Stone$400 Million
7Jay Leno$400 Million
6Ellen DeGeneres$400 Million
5David Letterman$400 Million
4Bill Cosby$400 Million
3Matt Groening$500 Million
2Larry David$800 Million
1Jerry Seinfeld$870 Million

10. Jay Leno ($350 Million)

Net Worth: $350 Million

One of the most popular American television host and stand-up comedian, Jay Leno has a bank full net worth of $350 million with an annual salary more than $15 million. In his interview, he states that has earned his whole money from The Tonight Show after fees and all taxes. He started his professional hosting career in NBC’s 1992 and retired in 2009. Soon, he made his return to television as a stand-up comedian. The actor born on 28th April 1950, he is a crazy fan of cars, therefore, has a collection of more than 200 vehicles. That is why he is included in the funniest and popular comedians in the world.

9. Adam Sandler ($400 Million)

Net Worth: $400 Million

Adam Sandler is a prominent American comedian, actor, musician, and film producer. He has a net worth more than $400 million, he was born on 9th September 1966 in Brooklyn. He made his prominent as a permanent cast member in Saturday Night Live before making his debut in Hollywood. Adam Sandler is popular for two major things; one is making humorous and funny movies and getting paid a lot of money to make said movies. He is one of the Hollywood’s richest stars who took $20 million per movie along with the excellent percentage of GROSS profit. He appeared in more than 40 major studio releases and he earned about $20 million for 15 of those movies. Therefore due to his awesome net worth, he is included in the funniest and popular comedians.

8. Trey Parker ($400 Million)

Net Worth: $400 Million

Trey Parker is another famous and popular American comedian, producer, director, and writer. Parker along with his lovely college friend Matt Stone is the co-creator of the Comedy Central ‘South Park’. He was born on 19th October 1969, he received much prominence from ‘South Park’ which picked them up for a 13 episode season in late 1997. Trey received large commercial success from this franchise, therefore he has a net worth more than $400 million. He married to Japanese socialist Emma Sugiyama in 2006 at Hawaii but the couple separated in 2008.

7. Matt Stone ($400 Million)

Net Worth: $400 Million

The college buddy of comedian Trey Parker, Matt Stone is an American actor, voice artist, screenwriter, producer as well as co-creator of ‘South Park’. He was born on 26th May 1971 in Houston, Texas. He made his success with the low budget film ‘Cannibal! The musical’. Their comedy show South Park has been on the air for over a decade and there are no signs of slowing down. Despite South Park, he also appeared in other famous movies like ‘Basketball’ and earned a lot of money. That’s why his net worth is about $400 million. Therefore he is included in the funniest and popular comedians.

6. Ellen DeGeneres ($400 Million)

Net Worth: $400 Million

The first woman star of the list, Ellen DeGeneres is an American actress, comedian, and TV personality. She has a net worth $400 million with an awesome annual salary of $75 million. Ellen was born on 26th January 1958 in Metairie, Louisiana. She worked as part time waitress at TGI Friday’s with her acting career. She named as the Funniest Person in American in 1982, her appearance on The Tonight Show led to a variety of television and film roles. Ellen launched daytime talk show of the name The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2003 and the show has aired more than 1800 episodes in 11 seasons. So due to her skills and net worth, she is known as one of the funniest and popular comedians.

5. David Letterman ($400 Million)

Net Worth: $400 Million

David Letterman is a senior American television talk show host and stand-up comedian. He has a net worth of $400 million with excellent $20 million annual salaries. He has a production house of the name Worldwide Pants Incorporated in which he produces ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ and ‘Everybody Loves Raymond. Despite, he owns a private foundation named as The American Foundation for Courtesy and Grooming for the welfare of the Cancer Society. David Letterman has got a lot of prominence with his work as a comedian and social worker. Therefore, he is included in the funniest and popular comedians.

4. Bill Cosby ($400 Million)

Net Worth: $400 Million

Bill Cosby or William Henry ‘Bill’ Cosby is an American actor, author, musician, and stand-up comedian. He started his career as a comedian in San Francisco and got a lot of prominence with television show I Spy. Cosby produced, created and hosted animated comedy television series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids which ran from 1972 to 1985. He launched one of his most successful sitcoms called The Cosby Show and the show ran from 1984 to 1992. The legendary actor and comedian have net worth of $400 million, therefore he is included in the funniest and popular comedians.

3. Matt Groening ($500 Million)

Net Worth: $500 Million

Matthew Abraham or Matt Groening is an American writer, animator, producer, cartoonist and voice actor. He earned his impressive fortune by creating The Simpson which made him prominent in the whole world. The show ran for the longest-running U.S. animated series and sitcom. He made his first professional cartoon sale of ‘Life is Hell’ in 1978. Matt Groening has also created another hit show Futurama which aired episodes over 6 season. He earned a lot of money from the show Simpson, therefore he has a net worth of $500 Million.

2. Larry David ($800 Million)

Net Worth: $800 Million

Larry David is another legendary American actor, writer, comedian, and producer, he was born on 22nd March 1958. He has earned the majority of his income with the massively successful sitcom ‘Seinfeld’ because he was executive producer and co-creator of the television show. Larry David is also the creator and executive producer of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm”. Larry David coughed up 50% of his net worth at the time of his divorce. Due to his production, he has a net worth of $800 million, therefore he is included in the funniest and popular comedians.

1. Jerry Seinfeld ($870 Million)

Net Worth: $870 Million

Jerry Seinfeld is the richest comedian, actor, director, producer, and writer. He has a net worth of $870 Million in which he has earned $85 Million in a single year. The annual salary of the King of comedy is about $32 million. He got awesome success with his awesome acting in the sitcom Seinfeld, he was also heavily involved in the Bee Movie. Comedy Central named him as the ‘12th Greatest Stand-up Comedian of All Time’ in 2005. He has not only made great success in his professional career but also in his personal life. Due to his large net worth, he is included in the funniest and comedians of all time.


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