Patrick Huard Highest-Paid Comedian in the World

Patrick Huard
Patrick Huard led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid comedians” released on Monday.

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It's been a rough year for the comedian, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 51-year-old Patrick Huard has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid comedians for 2020 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 29/09/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Patrick Huard 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 Monday (September 28) that Huard is the highest-paid comedian in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between August 2019 and August 2020, a nearly $50 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 comedian-actor-director has an estimated net worth of $245 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 Huard Burger” chain) in Quebec City, a Football Team (the “Montreal Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderhuard - Quebec), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Patrick) and a fashion line called “Patrick Huard Seduction”.

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

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