Co­me­di­ans in cars col­lect­ing cash: Se­in­feld tops Forbes’ list

The Denver Post - - BUSINESS -

Forbes has crowned Jerry Se­in­feld, right, as the king of the club when it comes to the high­est-paid, stand-up co­me­di­ans.

The mag­a­zine es­ti­mates Se­in­feld brought in $69 mil­lion over the past year partly due to his Net­flix show “Co­me­di­ans in Cars Get­ting Cof­fee.” Se­in­feld also has siz­able in­come from syn­di­ca­tion roy­al­ties on re­runs of his NBC se­ries, which ended nearly two decades ago.

Net­flix’s spend­ing spree on stand-up com­edy spe­cials has had a big im­pact on the Forbes list. Chris Rock, Louis C.K., Dave Chap­pelle and Amy Schumer round out the top five. All of them have Net­flix deals.

Last year’s high­est-paid comic, Kevin Hart, fell to sixth place with earn­ings of more than $32 mil­lion.

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