They make the world laugh and run laughing to their banks. Yes, their bank balances increase with the spark that they light up in others’ lives through humor. Gathering a notable number of fans from across the world, stand-up comedians prove now and again that stardom can be achieved by bringing positivity in others’ lives, and helping them smile along the way.
Here are some of the most popular stand-up comedians; take a look at their net worth. Let’s get started!
1. Kevin James
Kevin James’s career as a stand-up comedian started off in the year 1989. He starred in movies like Here Comes The Boom and Paul Blart: Mall Cop, which were not worth the Oscar race, but, Kevin’s paycheck was quite fast for both of them. He is widely recognized for the sitcom The King of Queens that contributed considerably to his wealth, which is currently estimated to be around $80 million. He has also gained immense popularity by appearing in a number of chat shows.
2. Roseanne Barr
Roseanne’s initial comedy performances were at clubs, and she eventually gained huge recognition for her sitcom Roseanne, which completed nine seasons on television, from 1988 to 1997.
Following this, she started her own talk show called The Roseanne Show, and then another one named Roseanne’s Nuts.
This lady is recognized as one of the most successful female stand-up comedians ever. Besides being a known name in stand-up comedy, she is also a writer, actress, director, and producer. Her net worth is calculated to be around $80 million.
3. Don Rickles
This American stand-up comedian and actor has a net worth of $30 million. A frequent guest on shows such as The Late Show with David Letterman and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, he has acted in a number of dramatic and comic movies, and is widely recognized for his insult comedy.
His habit of poking fun at people hailing from all walks of life earned him the nickname “Mr.Warmth,” and “The Merchant of Venom.”
He is now in his 90s, and still a regular – and still popular face on late night talk shows like The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Late Late Show with James Corden.
3. Katt Williams
Having a net worth of $15 million, Micah Sierra “Katt” Williams has mostly made his money from his performances on the big screen, as well as on stage. This American stand-up comedian, singer, rapper, actor, and voice artist has acted or lent his voice to various movies and sitcoms including Friday After Next, My Wife and Kids, Wild ‘N Out, The Boondocks, and more. He even lent his voice in “Grand Theft Auto IV,” a popular video game.
His comedy career started in clubs across the nation, and by 1999 he became quite popular through his stage appearances in The Icehouse, The Comedy Club, The Hollywood Park Casino, and The Improv.
4. Dave Chappelle
The most favorite activity of this stand-up comedian is carrying a mike in his hand before the live crowd and making people smile with his jokes. Also a screenwriter, actor, and producer, Dave Chappelle has acquired a net worth of $10 million.
After acting in movies like Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Blue Streak, Con Air and The Nutty Professor, he got his first major break in the 1998 comedy Half Baked, where he played the lead role.
He gained further recognition with Chappelle’s Show, a comic television series which started in 2003 and was aired until Dave retired from the show in 2005. His comic performances helped him earn the coveted title of the “comic genius of America.”
Above is just a simple list of some of the celeberities and what type of lifestyle they are enjoying. Remeber, with hardwork and little bit of luck, everyone can actually rise to the top and live the life of their dreams. Work hard and remain grateful.
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