Bill Cosby Highest-Paid Comedian in the World

Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby 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. 82-year-old Bill Cosby has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid comedians for 2019 with an estimated $96 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 20/07/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Bill Cosby tops annual list of highest-paid comedians

In 2017 it looked like the comedian’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Friday (July 19) that Cosby is the highest-paid comedian in the world, pulling in an astonishing $96 million between June 2018 and June 2019, 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 American comedian-actor-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 Cosby Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Philadelphia Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondercosby - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Bill) and a fashion line called “Bill Cosby Seduction”.

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

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