South African comedian and The Daily Show host Trevor Noah is officially the fourth highest paid stand-up comedian in the world according to Forbes.
The SA-born-star Trevor Noah reportedly earned the bulk of his $28 million ( R 430-million) income last year through stand-up, various projects and his day job as The Daily Show host. Some of his money came through his 70-stop worldwide stand up tour and his second Netflix special, Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia.
“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’, the Forbes magazine said.
Trevor Noah fourth highest paid comedian in the world: Forbes
This year, the 35-year-old was named by The Hollywood Reporter as the “Busiest Man in Comedy” and last year he was on the TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People list. His book ‘Born A Crime’ was a best selling book in New York.
Taking the number one spot on the list is Kevin Hart with an estimated $59 million (R909 million), followed by Jerry Seinfeld with R632 million and Jim Gaffigan with R462 million.
Actress and comedian Amy Schumer is the only woman to make it on the Forbes list.
Below is a full list of the World’s Highest-Paid Comedians Of 2018:
1. Kevin Hart – R909 million
2. Jerry Seinfeld – R632 million
3. Jim Gaffigan – R462 million
4. Trevor Noah – R431 million
5. Sebastian Maniscalco – R401 million
6. Gabriel Iglesias – R339 million
7. Amy Schumer – R323 million
8. Terry Fator – R262 million
9. Jeff Dunham – R231 million
10. Aziz Ansari – R200 million
Image Courtesy: instagram.com/trevornoah
Zita Zimande is a sports news journalist from the University of Johannesburg. Besides being a sports fanatic, she loves to cook during her spare time.