Trevor Noah ranked fourth highest paid comedian in the world on Forbes list

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Trevor Noah ranked fourth highest paid comedian in the world on Forbes list

South African comedian, Trevor Noah has made it on the Forbes list for highest paid comedians in the world for the first time, occupying the fourth spot.



South African comedian, Trevor Noah, who hosts The Daily Show  has been named as the fourth highest paid stand-up comedian in the world, according to Forbes list.

According to the magazine, the comedian earned the bulk of his $28 million income through stand-up shows.

“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. In addition, his 2016 book, Born a Crime, is still ranked No. 1 on the New York Times’ bestseller list for paperback nonfiction,” the magazine reported.

The Daily Show host’s star continues to rise. Noah was named one of “The 35 Most Powerful People in New York Media” by The Hollywood Reporter in 2017 and 2018. In 2018, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world and this year he bagged four nominations at the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP) awards.


Full list of the World’s Highest-Paid Comedians Of 2018:

10. Aziz Ansari

Earnings: $13 million

9. Jeff Dunham

Earnings: $15 million


8. Terry Fator

Earnings: $17 million

7. Amy Schumer

Earnings: $21 million

6. Gabriel Iglesias


Earnings: $22 million

5. Sebastian Maniscalco

Earnings: $26 million

4. Trevor Noah

Earnings: $28 million


3. Jim Gaffigan

Earnings: $30 million

2. Jerry Seinfeld

Earnings: $41 million

1. Kevin Hart


Earnings: $59 million

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