Jerry Seinfeld Is Once Again the Highest-Paid Comedian on the Planet

But he doesn't want to be a cowboy.

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Since confirmed masterpiece Seinfeld debuted all the way back in 1989, there really hasn’t been a bad year to be Jerry Seinfeld. This year seems especially nice, with Jerry pulling in an estimated $36 million from his Crackle series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, that massive Hulu deal, and stand-up tours between June 2014 and June 2015. That haul places Jerry atop Forbes’ list of the highest-paid comedians on the planet, marking his fourth time in the throne.

Kevin Hartalso pulled a near-Seinfeld level amount of cash, landing in second place with a respectable $28.5 million. Other notable appearances include Aziz Ansari in sixth place with $9.5 million, slightly ahead of Louis C.K.’s income of $9 million. Amazingly, Louis is still sticking by his typical uniform of slightly faded black t-shirts and everyman blue jeans. Commendable.

Dave Chappelle, who’s most certainly had an eventful 2014 / 2015, rounds out the list with $7.5 million and, honestly, it feels pretty great to see Dave on the list. Sadly, someone named Jeff Dunham also made a preposterous $19 million, so maybe yesterday’s German devil rat really is a sign of the end of the world. Peep the full Forbes list here.

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