Tim Vine Highest-Paid Comedian in the World

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

It's been a rough year for the comedian, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 54-year-old Tim Vine has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid comedians for 2021 with an estimated $46 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 18/05/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Tim Vine 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 (May 17) that Vine is the highest-paid comedian in the world, pulling in an astonishing $46 million between April 2020 and April 2021, a nearly $20 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 English comedian-author-actor-television host has an estimated net worth of $145 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 Vine Burger” chain) in London, a Football Team (the “London Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondervine - England), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Tim) and a fashion line called “Tim Vine Seduction”.

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

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