When you move overseas, there is always that weird transition period where you’re still converting everything back to rands.
I’m pretty sure Trevor Noah is past that point now, but if he did decide he wanted to see his US dollar earnings over the past 12 months represented as rands, he would see that he made more than R1 million every single day.
He may not feature on the list of funniest jokes from this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, but he’s laughing all the way to the bank.
According to Forbes, Trevor was the fourth highest-paid comedian last year, bringing home a cool $28 million (around R430 million):
New to the list is Daily Show host Trevor Noah, who comes in at No. 4 with $28 million. Television hosts usually appear on a separate Forbes list (see: Ellen DeGeneres, who trounced Hart and Seinfeld this year with an $80.5 million haul). Unlike Ellen, though, Noah earned the bulk of his income this year through stand-up, making him eligible for our list.
Despite the demands of hosting a late-night show, Noah made more than 70 stops across the world and had his second Netflix special last fall. In addition, his 2016 book, Born a Crime, is still ranked No. 1 on the New York Times’ bestseller list for paperback nonfiction.
Well played, sir.
It should be noted that all of these figures are pretax, and fees for agents, managers and lawyers have not been deducted. Still, nobody is going hungry.
Sitting pretty on top of that list is Kevin Hart, who raked in $59 million between June 1, 2018, and June 1, 2019. In second place is Jerry Seinfeld with $41 million, and third is Jim Gaffigan with $30 million in the past year.
Let’s see the complete top 10 with each of their earnings:
10. Aziz Ansari – Earnings: $13 million
9. Jeff Dunham – Earnings: $15 million
8. Terry Fator – Earnings: $17 million
7. Amy Schumer – Earnings: $21 million
6. Gabriel Iglesias – Earnings: $22 million
5. Sebastian Maniscalco – Earnings: $26 million
4. Trevor Noah – Earnings: $28 million
3. Jim Gaffigan – Earnings: $30 million
2. Jerry Seinfeld – Earnings: $41 million
1. Kevin Hart – Earnings: $59 million
They say that laughter is the best medicine, but a fat bank balance doesn’t hurt, either.
[imagesource: Zac Freeland/Vox] The first thing I did when I bought my new laptop was s...
[imagesource: EPA-EFE/KCNA] When you're the dictator of a murderous regime which runs p...
[imagesource:here] If you have never heard of QAnon, consider yourself fortunate. Ye...
[imagesource:here] On Saturday night, and again on Sunday morning, many Capetonians fel...
Among Us, A Murder Mystery Set In Space, Is The Latest Multimillion Dollar Craze In Video ...