South African Comedian Trevor Noah Is The Fourth Highest Paid Comedian In The World. Here’s how he did it.
With earnings of a staggering $28 million Trevor Noah has become the fourth highest paid comedian in the world.
According to Forbes the Daily Show host, “earned the bulk of his income this year through stand-up, making him eligible for our list”.
Forbes’ methodology is using all earnings estimated from June 1, 2018 to June 1, 2019.
“Figures are pretax; fees for agents, managers and lawyers are not deducted. Earnings estimates are based on data from Pollstar Pro as well as interviews with industry insiders,” they said.
He is signed to host the Daily Show until 2022.
On the show, Noah usually sits down with the biggest headline-grabbers in politics and entertainment.
Noah also covers the biggest news stories in politics, pop culture and more.
Recently he trended after devising a viral conspiracy theory that President Donald Trump is targeting first lady Melania Trump with his immigration policies.
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah currently has over 5,3 million subscribers on YouTube alone and has had 1,9 billion views.
But apart from the show, the South African born comedian made more than 70 stops across the world and had his second Netflix special last fall.
His book Born A Crime, published in 2016, is still ranked as No.1 on the New York Times’ bestseller list for paperback nonfiction.
Africans across the globe celebrated Noah’s listing on social media with some expressing how inspired they are by him.
On the Forbes list, Noah follows after Jim Gaffigan earning $30 million, Jerry Seinfeld earning $41 million and Kevin Hart being the highest earner with $59 million.
On the top ten list the only woman on the list is Amy Schumer at the seventh spot with $21 million.
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