Kevin Hart Overtakes Jerry Seinfeld As The Top Earning Comedian On The Forbes List

A BIG WIN FOR THE PHILLY NATIVE

(AllHipHop News) Kevin Hart is the new king of comedy. At least, when it comes to the amount of money the Philadelphia-born jokester made over a 12 month period.

According to Forbes, Hart overtook Jerry Seinfeld by bringing in $87.5 million between June 2015 and June 2016.

That total is $44 million more than the $43.5 million earned by Seinfeld.

Hart is the first person besides Seinfeld to take the top spot on the Highest-Paid Comedians list.

Five Hart-starring films were released in 2015 and 2016 - The Wedding Ringer, Get Hard, Ride Along 2, Central Intelligence, andThe Secret Life of Pets.

The 37-year-old actor/comic also performed over 100 stadium and arena shows from June 2015 to June 2016.

The upcoming Kevin Hart: What Now? stand-up comedymovie was filmed on August 30, 2015 at Lincoln Financial Field in his hometown.

Terry Fator ($21 million), Amy Shumer ($17 million), Jeff Dunham ($13.5 million), Dave Chappelle ($13 million), Jim Gaffigan ($12.5 million), Gabriel Iglesias ($9.5 million), Russell Peters ($9 million), and John Bishop ($7 million) rounded out the rest of the Top 10 of Forbes' Comedians Kings list.

Kevin Hart: What Now? is scheduled for release on October 14.

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