The Five Richest Stand Up Comedians of All-Time

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Jay Leno

Despite my own personal feelings that Jay Leno should never be allowed to do stand up comedy ever again, the former Tonight Show host and comedian has been doing stand up tours since the 1970s. His workhorse dedication, not mention being the host of the most watched and longest running talk show on TV, has allowed Jay to earn $250 million throughout his career. Leno’s been so successful for so long that there’s no doubt that he will continue to sell out  for stand up shows in Vegas for years to come, allowing him to increase the size of his already massive car collection, which he has famously acquired using only money from his stand up acts while not touching a cent of his Tonight Show salary. 

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Chris is a graduate of Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, where he majored in English and FIlm. He has been writing for TVOvermind and Uncoached for two years and has written about numerous different television shows and pop culture topics. Contact him through Twitter (@ckinger13).
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