Philadelphia own Kevin Hart has become the highest paid comedian beating Jerry Sienfeld for the first time
This is a big feat since Seinfeld has held the No.1 spot since Forbes created the list. According to the financial mag, Hart raked in a whopping $87.5 million between June 2015 and June 2016. Seinfeld, meanwhile, netted $43.5 million. It also propelled Hart as the No. 6 spot on the Celebrity 100.
The 37-year-old comedian actor wasn’t an overnight success, he has played several small roles in films, several years later, Hart had two back-to-back hits with the films Think Like A Man and About Last Night, which began his popularity to rise.
His tireless tours of stand-up gigs, about 100 in a 12-month period, gets him $1 million for each.
The other people to make it on Forbes’ highest paid list include Amy Schumer, who netted $17 million between June 2015 and June 2016. Plus, Dave Chappelle, who raked in $13 million and Russell Peters who earned $9 million.