It Pays To Be Funny: The Highest-Paid Comedians Around

Jerry Seinfeld Made A Massive Deal With Netflix

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Unsurprisingly, Jerry Seinfeld is the highest-paid comedian in the world. He raked in $69 million in 2017. Like most comedians, Seinfeld got his start doing stand-up at clubs while he attended Queens College. He slowly made a name for himself and began appearing on shows such as The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and Late Night With David Letterman.

In 1988, Jerry co-created and acted in the sitcom Seinfeld. It was a ground-breaking hit and is still considered to be one of the most successful shows to ever air. After Seinfeld, Jerry returned to stand-up, appeared in cameos on TV shows, movies, and frequents talk shows. His stand-up act is still wildly successful and even helped him to sign a deal with Netflix for two $20 million specials in January 2017.