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Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Jerry Seinfeld and Some Ventriloquist Top the List of 10 Highest Paid Comedians

Forbes put out its list of the "10 Highest-Earning Comedians," and Jerry Seinfeld topped the list, followed by some ventriloquist who won America's Got Talent six years ago. To be fair, though, the list only includes comedians who make the bulk of their income from live performances, so that takes everyone who has a lucrative TV or movie career out of the running, making the list significantly less meaningless than it otherwise is. Check out the mostly-depressing list below. There are some good people on it, and at least Jeff Dunham isn't #1 like the last time Forbes made one of these lists in 2010.

1. Jerry Seinfeld — $32 million
2. Terry Fator — $24 million
3. Russell Peters — $21 million
4. Jeff Dunham — $19 million
5. Louis C.K. — $16 million
6. Kevin Hart — $14 million
7. Larry the Cable Guy — $13 million
8. George Lopez — $12 million
9. Daniel Tosh and Gabriel Iglesias (TIE) — $11 million
10. Ron White — $10 million

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  • Splitsider editor

    "less meaningless"

  • Gerry Gergich

    You would actually have to pay me to watch 8 of the 11 comics on that list. Not just free tickets, actual money ($20 or so sounds good).