Larry The Cable Guy

Larry The Cable Guy

Date of birth: 17-02-1963

Seinfeld is the top-earning comedian

$85m a year

It might have been more than a decade since his top-rated sitcom ended, but Jerry Seinfeld was the highest earning comedian last year.

Rerun fees, sell-out concerts and his lucrative – if ill-judged – advertisements for Microsoft means he earned an estimated $85 million in the last 12 months.

He took home more than double the income of the next highest-earning comedian the list, Chris Rock.

America’s Forbes magazine reckoned he earned $42million for movie roles including Madagascar 2, stand-up tours and his slice of the Everybody Hates Chris sitcom.

The full top ten, based on earnings June 2008 and June 2009, also contains two ventriloquists – even though the art has very few practitioners, it seems it can be lucrative.

The chart is:

1. Jerry Seinfeld: $85 million

2. Chris Rock: $42 million

3. Jeff Dunham: $30 million. His Achmed The Dead Terrorist YouTube clip has attracted 89million views, making his tours and DVD release hugely lucrative

4. Dane Cook: $20 million from movies and a stand-up tour

4=. George Lopez. $20 million. Mainly from the road, but also syndication fees from his own sitcom, which ended in 2007.

6. Howie Mandel. $15million. Touring, hosting the US Deal Or No Deal and as spokesman for

7. Larry The Cable Guy: $13million. Big money from touring and associated merchandising

8. Jeff Foxworthy: $11million. Another Blue Comedy Comedy Tour stand-up still making millions from the road, and as host of Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?

9=.. Terry Fator. $10million. Impressionist/ventriloquist who won America’s Got Talent.

9=. Russell Peters. $10million. Race-based tour remains immensely popular, he sold out London’s O2 Arena in just one day.

Read More

Published: 21 Jul 2009



We do not currently hold contact details for Larry The Cable Guy's agent. If you are a comic or agent wanting your details to appear on Chortle, click here.

We see you are using AdBlocker software. Chortle relies on advertisers to fund this website so it’s free for you, so we would ask that you disable it for this site. Our ads are non-intrusive and relevant. Help keep Chortle viable.