Seinfeld was ranked number two in 2016 but in its latest ranking released on Thursday, Forbes reports that he made an income of $69 million between June 2016 and June 2017.
Hart, who made $87.5 million last year, is in sixth position on the list, with earnings of $32.5 million.
The funny man is said to have sharply dropped on the list because he “only played about a dozen shows this year, choosing instead to focus on bigger projects like the upcoming film Jumanji and his streaming platform Laugh Out Loud, which launches next week as a $40 million joint venture between Lionsgate and Hart’s Hartbeat Digital”.
Ace comedian/actor, Chris Rock was second after Seinfeld, with an estimated income of $57 million while third-placed Louis C.K. earned $52 million.
Dave Chappelle, who once walked away from a $50m contract several years ago, earned $47 million to sit at fourth position while the fifth highest-earner is the only woman on the list for the second year running, actress Amy Schumer who made $37.5 million.
Others are Jim Gaffigan ($30.5 million) Terry Fator ($18.5 million), Jeff Dunham ($15.5 million) and Sebastian Maniscalco ($15 million).
According to Forbes, most of the comedians on the list, including Rock, Seinfeld, and Chappelle, made a chunk of their money through deals with Netflix.
Forbes’ list of highest-paid comedians is compiled based on tour revenue, television and film projects, business ventures and endorsement deals. PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> How I TOTALLY Got Rid Of my POT BELLY,excess Fat and Overweight In just 2weeks.. Click HERE for Details.