That said, most comedians do truly consider their craft a labor of love. Many spend decades just scraping by as the black sheep who's constantly figuring out roundabout ways to ask relatives for money, with a good deal of them never really getting that big break. Though a select few–like the smart player on a rural Texas football team–manage to “get out.” And when they do, cash follows in stupidly hilarious amounts.
Here are the top earners from 2013 according to Forbes.com.
1. Jerry Seinfeld: $32 million
2. Terry Fator: $24 million
3. Russell Peters: $21 million
4. Jeff Dunham: $19 million
5. Louis C.K.: $16 million
6. Kevin Hart: $14 million
7. Larry the Cable Guy: $13 million
8. George Lopez: $12 million
9. Daniel Tosh: $11 million
10. Gabriel Iglesias: $11 million
11. Ron White: $10 million
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