Kevin Hart Is Officially The World’s Highest Paid Comedian
Cue the round of applause because Kevin Hart is officially the world’s highest paid comedian. Topping comedy legend Jerry Seinfeld, who held the title for nearly a decade, Hart has raked in $87.5 million, according to Forbes‘ annual list.
So, how exactly did Hart climb to such great heights? The list also detailed that the tremendous feat was due in part to Hart’s mindset of “touring like a rockstar,” playing over 100 shows during a one-year period and averaging over $1 million per event.
“He is a comedian, of course, but he is drawing crowds that you would typically only see for musician,” said Gary Bongiovanni, editor of Pollstar. “Only a few comedians [are] capable of playing sports arenas the way that Kevin Hart does.”
Alongside touring, Hart has starred in hit movies like Central Intelligence and Secret Life of Pets and also appeared in commercials for Hyundai, Foot Locker and H&M. The guy really is all about the hustle.