Alain Chabat Highest-Paid Comedian in the World

Alain Chabat
Alain Chabat led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid comedians” released on Friday.

It's been a rough year for the comedian, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 61-year-old Alain Chabat has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid comedians for 2020 with an estimated $96 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 04/07/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Alain Chabat tops annual list of highest-paid comedians

In 2018 it looked like the comedian’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Friday (July 3) that Chabat is the highest-paid comedian in the world, pulling in an astonishing $96 million between June 2019 and June 2020, a nearly $60 million lead over his closest competition.

People With Money’s factors

In compiling this yearly list, the magazine considers factors such as upfront pay, profit participation, residuals, endorsements and advertising work.

The French comedian-actor-director-screenwriter-producer has an estimated net worth of $275 million. He owes his fortune to smart stock investments, substantial property holdings, lucrative endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics. He also owns several restaurants (the “Fat Chabat Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “Oran Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderchabat - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Alain) and a fashion line called “Alain Chabat Seduction”.

The ranking is significant for many Alain fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.

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