It is clear that when it comes to the box office, action and adventure always seem to be the ruling class. Some of the biggest movies in the past decade have followed the same path as being superhero movies, like the Avengers series coming out of Marvel Studios, are massive canonical remakes and sequels like the new James Cameron Avatar movie that has been long anticipated.
Action movies with a lot of eye candy and explosions seem to really draw in the masses along with the massive box office ticket sale prices that come along with that. But, there is another genre that has been dominating alongside action for the past few decades, and that is comedy. It cannot be denied that people love to laugh and enjoy themselves while in the movie theatre. More than that, comedians can also hugely enlarge their bank accounts by going on world tours and doing stand-up comedy shows.
Let’s take a look at some of the highest-earning comedians in the world.
- Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler is one of the most recognizable names and faces in Hollywood right now, even after his movie career in comedy seemed to end around a decade ago. Appearing in classics like the Grown Ups series, as well as making a name for himself on Saturday Night Live, Sandler has dipped his toes into every popular comedy form in the industry since he started his career.
Nowadays he seems to be taking his career in a much more serious direction, starring in popular drama and action movies. But this does not detract from the hugely impressive resume he has in comedy. He has earned his millions with his bank account and net worth is currently estimated to be sitting at around $480 million.
- Ellen DeGeneres
The best thing about the comedy industry is that there are multiple streams and ways to earn your money. You do not necessarily have to be the star in a huge blockbuster comedy movie in Hollywood to become a world-famous, rich comedian. Instead, you can take to only doing stand-up or even going the more glitzy route and becoming a late-night, or daytime, talk show host, just as Ellen DeGeneres has done.
Ellen has starred in a few movies here and there but her fame and wealth came from her hugely successful and popular talk show – The Ellen DeGeneres show, where she routinely hosts famous guests in music and film, as well as hosting a bunch of funny skits and on set games. Ellen DeGeneres’s net worth is estimated to be around $500 million – a sum of money every online casino South Africa player dreams of winning.
- Jerry Seinfeld
What more is there to be said about Jerry Seinfeld? Other than the fact that he was the founder of one of the most highly rated and watched comedy series back in the 90s and now has an immensely popular Netflix deal which allows him to host some of his favourite comedians. Jerry Seinfeld’s net worth stands at an incredible $980 million.