Jerry Seinfeld, Louis C.K. Make Forbes’ Highest-Paid Comedians List

Louis C.K. and Jerry Seinfeld.
Louis C.K. and Jerry Seinfeld. Photo credit: Kevin Winter/ and Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images Entertainment/Thinkstock

Two East Enders have made Forbes‘ list of the World’s Highest-Paid Comedians: East Hampton’s Jerry Seinfeld topped the list and Shelter Island’s Louis C.K. landed at number 7.

Seinfeld grossed $36 million in a year thanks to residuals from his eponymous sitcom, a stand-up tour and his popular web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, according to Forbes. Meanwhile, C.K. reportedly took in $9 million thanks to his FX series Louie and his deal with Netflix.

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Conspicuously missing from the list was Jimmy Fallon, the Sagaponack resident and Tonight Show host. His annual salary is often reported in the range of $10 million and $12 million. No late-night hosts were included in the list of 11 top-paid comedians.

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