It's been a rough year for the comedian, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 58-year-old Jeff Garlin has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid comedians for 2021 with an estimated $96 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 16/01/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Jeff Garlin 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 (January 15) that Garlin is the highest-paid comedian in the world, pulling in an astonishing $96 million between December 2019 and December 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 American comedian-actor-author-director 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 Garlin Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Chicago Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondergarlin - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Jeff) and a fashion line called “Jeff Garlin Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Jeff fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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