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Jerry Seinfeld is highest-paid comedian in the world

Jerry Seinfeld is highest-paid comedian in the world
Posted at 3:20 AM, Jul 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-28 01:00:41-04

(CNN) - Forbes magazine has named Jerry Seinfeld the highest-paid comedian in the world.

The finance publication released its list of the top-earning comedians who are still working.

Seinfeld took the number one spot, earning $69 million between June 2016 and June 2017.

Syndication paychecks for the 90s comedy "Seinfeld," which he co-created, are part of his windfall.

So is Netflix, which inked a deal with Seinfeld for two exclusive stand-up specials and new episodes of "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee."

The next highest-paid comedians, in order, are Chris Rock, Louis CK, Dave Chappelle, Amy Schumer, Kevin Hart and Jim Gaffigan.

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