Jerry Seinfeld has been named as the world’s highest paid comedian by Forbes.
The 61-year-old comedian has made 36 million dollar between June 1, 2014 and June 1, 2015, grabbing the title of ‘highest paid comedian,’ News.com au reports.
According to sources, the comedian, whose total net worth is estimated at more than 800 million dollars, continues to sell out stand-up tours.
Insiders said that Seinfeld recently negotiated a 160 million dollar deal with Hulu for the streaming rights to his iconic series.
The other stars, who were at the top of the Forbes list included Kevin Hart with 39.5 million dollars, Terry Fator with 29.8 million dollars, Louis C.K.12.4 million dollars, Gabriel Iglesias with 11.7 million dollars.
Indian-American Aziz Ansari has also debuted on the Forbes list of Highest-Paid Comedians 2015 with $9.5 million in earnings, thanks to his fan-favourite role as Tom Haverford on the NBC hit “Parks and Recreation”.
Like many other celebrities, Ansari, who is ranked sixth, has taken his fame from the stage and screen to the page, the US business magazine noted.
His book, Modern Romance - a sociological investigation into the dating and love lives of millennials -- earned him an advance in the seven-figures. It also brought him name recognition among Tinder-swipers and Hinge-matchers.
Watch the trailer for Aziz Ansari’s new Netflix show Master of None here