Kevin Hart Surpasses Jerry Seinfeld As Forbes Highest Paid Comic
Since 2006 when Forbes began counting celebrities coins to report who’s making how much, Jerry Seinfeld has held the number one spot as the highest paid comedian, but today is a new day. According to the outlet, Kevin Hart has dethroned the veteran comic and snagged the coveted spot.
Kevin Hart’s pockets run pretty deep. Between June 2015 to June 2016, Hart earned a whopping $87.5 million, that’s $30 million more than Seinfeld. While the Philly native’s wealth comes from a plethora of places (endorsements, films, and campaigns including H&M) the bulk of the 37-year-old’s bank account comes from his stadium tours.
According to Forbes, the newly married comic sells out arenas including Madison Square Garden and The Staples Center, the way musicians do and since all he really needs is a bar stool, a microphone and himself, Hart pockets a bulk of the profits. The profits hover somewhere around a million per show, times that by 100 shows this year alone and Hart is laughing all the way to the bank.