Laughing Their Way To The Bank: Top TV Comedians & Their *Shocking* Net Worth!

Laughing Their Way To The Bank: Top TV Comedians & Their *Shocking* Net Worth!

Comedy is a genre that everybody loves and relates to. We tend to get attracted to people that make us laugh. Comedians are extremely talented and they constantly make us LOL with their wit and humour. And no, it’s NOT a cakewalk to make people laugh! Stand up comedy isn't all glitz and glamour, if you really want to make your mark, you've gotta work hard at it. If you love and live for a good stand up act, or perhaps want to start your journey into comedy, or maybe you're just curious about how much money comedians make... We've got all the deets for you.

List Of Famous Tv Comedians And Their Net Worth

Are you curious about how much a tv comedian earns? Check out the list of top comedians net worth and how much they earn for their roles.

1. Jerry Seinfeld 


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One of the most famous sitcoms in television history is Jerry's 'Seinfeld'. It was all about those catchy one-liners, his fervent friends and his baffling questions that made you roll on the floor laughing. Seinfeld has undoubtedly made tons of money from his popular series but besides that, he was also seen in another TV show ‘Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee’ and ‘The Marriage Ref’ and was considered as one of the best stand-up comedians. With all his earnings from acting, writing, producing and as a stand-up comedian, his net worth tops the list with $950 million.

2. Kapil Sharma 


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Come Saturday and Sunday and you can find the Kapil Sharma show turned on in many Indian households. The success of the show is mainly due to the variety in its characters, celebrities who are invited and the host himself! Kapil Sharma is one of the most renowned stand-up comedians in India and was ranked at 11th position by Forbes India and 3rd position by The Economic Times when it comes to the most admired Indian personalities. His shows namely Comedy Nights With Kapil, The Kapil Sharma Show and Family Time With Kapil are doing the rounds back to back on TV for a long time now. He has also acted and gained recognition in movies like Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon and Firangi. Kapil Sharma earns around 80 lakh per episode from The Kapil Sharma Show and holds a noticeable net worth of $29 million as a comedian, actor, producer and anchor. He is among one of the top comedians in the world.

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3. Seth MacFarlane 


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Yes! Most popularly known for his contribution to the Family Guy, Seth is a versatile, talented man. He gained recognition through his blockbuster animated series- Family Guy. Besides this, he also worked on two other projects - The Cleveland Show and American Dad. MacFarlane is not only a skilled comedian but has also entertained his audience as a great singer and host in the 2013 Academy Awards. And as if that wasn't enough, he has created and starred in The Orville which is a dramedy and science fiction series. With a net worth of $250 million and an abundance of talent, MacFarlane has a long way to go!

4. Krushna Abhishek 


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How can one forget the famous nephew of the famous Bollywood actor Govinda? With a similar style, accent and body language, Krushna (Abhishek Sharma) have never let his audience down whenever he comes on screen. Although he gained recognition through movies like Entertainment and Bol Bachchan, and TV shows like The Kapil Sharma Show (season 2), Comedy Nights Bachao the Comedy Bazaar, he has been in the industry for a very long time and has been into movies, dance and television shows and has a net worth of $3 million currently.

5. Ellen DeGeneres 


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If you haven't watched the Ellen Show, you need to, right away! Ellen Degeneres has become a household name ever since her sitcom show aired in 2003. Ellen with complete modesty has invited and given recognition to young and emerging talents around the globe including a number of children. She is said to receive $75 million every year for the Ellen Show. She has also worked in other roles in both movies and TV earlier. Ellen’s current net worth is a whopping $450 million but she's got a heart of gold and that is what exactly makes people fall in love with her. 

6. Rowan Atkinson 


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We all can never forget the iconic TV series, Mr. Bean. Rowan has indeed given us a great show which not only triggers our laughter but also has great life lessons to learn. Besides this, he has also appeared in a cameo in a few films like Four Weddings, Love Actually and is still continuing to entertain his viewers with other TV shows and short films. Currently, Rowan is worth approximately $130 million.

7. Bharti Singh 


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She has become a household name ever since she started to appear in shows like Comedy Nights Bachao, Comedy Circus and several other shows in which she was either a participant (Nach Bhaliye, Katron Ke Khiladi) or an active and hilarious anchor. Bharti’s favourite child character named Lalli throughout her stint as a stand-up comedian is unforgettable. This has won her several accolades and is even remembered now. With a net worth of $1 million through her acting, dancing and comic shows. Bharti is known among the top comedians in the world.

8. Sunil Grover


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Dr. Mashoor Gulati from The Kapil Sharma Show is one such doctor who could cure your illness in a jiffy! Sunil Grover rose to fame with his characters Guthii and Mashoor Gulati in the same Kapil Sharma series and is well known for his acting skills. One would indeed roll on the floor laughing at his jokes. And that is what such talented comedians are for! Sunil has also acted in movies like Ghajini, Ghabbar is back and is soon to be seen in a Bollywood movie named Bharat. He earns Rs. 10 Lakh per episode and has a net worth of $2.3 million.

9. Joe Pera 


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A stand-up comedian in NYC, Joe Pera gained recognition through his famous sitcom show - Joe Pera Talks With You where he plays the role of a teacher who explores everything about coffee, pancakes, eggs, cornbreads and so on. His slow comedy and soft nature have garnered him a wide number of audiences. In contrast to the conventional comedians, Joe Pera has blended his voice in various ways to suit his varied characters. This is something that brought him immense appreciation and recognition among audiences. Prior to this, he worked on two other infomercials Joe Pera Talks You To Sleep and Joe Pera Helps You Find The Christmas Tree. Besides TV, he has also tried his acting skills in some movies. With all that talent within him and with those successful shows, Joe earns $20K on an average and holds around $1 million net worth.

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10. Kiku Sharda 


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You just can't forget the character Palak in the famous Kapil Sharma Show. Kiku Sharda rose to fame through his role as Palak has definitely made everyone out there laugh out loud with his innocence. No matter how stressed you are, Palak’s act is sure to change your mood and is by far the best stress buster. Kiku has also worked on other projects like Akbar Birbal, Happy New Year and has also participated in the dance show - Nach Bhaliye with his wife Priyanka Sharda. From acting, comedy to dancing, Kiku allegedly has a net worth of $10 million.

Now that you have an idea of how much even being funny pays, you might want to consider a career as a comedian! 

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