Comedians – they make us laugh after a tough day, bring people together, and just add a little more joy to the world. Some of them make the big bucks (ahem, Jon Stewart and Kathy Griffin, anyone?), and seeing all the happiness they contribute to our lives – and all the money they donate to charity through comedy fundraisers – they’ve certainly earned it.
Jon Stewart – $80 Million
Who hasn’t watched The Daily Show with Jon Stewart? After all, there are 17 seasons in total – that’s a lot of TV and a lot of $$ in Stewart’s pocket. Although the comedian has moved on from The Daily Show (in 2015, he signed a deal with HBO), he didn’t miss the chance to do some good with all that moola – before he left the show, Stewart auctioned off some suits he wore on TV for charity. In total, Jon Stewart is worth a total of $80 million, and he’s earned every bit of it.