Cape Town — Trevor Noah is officially the fourth highest paid comedian in the world.
The popular Daily Show host, earned a staggering U.S.$28 million between June 2018 and June 2019.
According to Forbes, which has published a list of the highest-earning stand-up comedians Of 2019, Trevor Noah earned the bulk of his income this year through stand-up comedy. He performed in 70 shows across the world.
In addition, he made a killing with a second Netflix special, Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia.
He is still making some serious money through his book sales from his New York best seller Born A Crime.
He was named by The Hollywood Reporter as the “Busiest Man in Comedy” and in 2018 he was on the TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People list.
Sitting pretty on top of that list is U.S. actor Kevin Hart who was the highest-paid comedian, earning U.S.$59 million, followed by Jerry Seinfeld and Jim Gaffigan. Amy Schumer is the only woman to make it on to the list.
Next time Trevor, aim for that the number one spot!
South Africans couldn’t contain their excitement and congratulated one of their own.