Tina moved her way into the world of comedy as a featured player in the improvisational comedy group, The Second City. She then moved on to bigger and better things on Saturday Night Live where she is most commonly known for her sketch comedy work. You may have also seen her on the comedy series 30 Rock. She also took on roles in the movies, Mean Girls, Baby Mama, Date Night, and several more. Tina has received 8 Emmy Awards, 2 Golden Globes, 5 Screen Actors Guild Awards, and 4 Writers Guild of American Awards.
In addition to all of those, she was nominated for a Grammy Award for her book, Bossypants. Her book sat at the top of The New York Times Best Seller list for 5 weeks. She has accomplished more than most in her life thus far and has a net worth of $65 million.
Mel Brooks | $100 million
Mel Brooks began his career by doing stand-up for resorts in the Catskills, during his high school years. We admire him for many reasons, one of them being that he served in the military during World War II. After wrapping up his military career, he returned to the comedy scene. This time as a writer. He has been known to write, direct, and/or perform in hit comedies such as The Producers, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Spaceballs, and more.
All of his hard work has paid off, seeing as he has won many awards, such as an Emmy, a Tony, a Grammy, and an Oscar. This comedian’s net worth is $100 million.
Adam McKay | $40 million
Mr. McKay, in addition to being a comedian, is a director and a writer. Some may not know this but, he began his professional comedy career after failing an audition for Saturday Night Live. He wanted to be an on-screen performer. With that being said, he did score a job as a writer on the show, back in 1995.
He has starred in several popular films which include, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, The Other Guys, and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. His next upcoming project is supposed to be a biographical drama about Elizabeth Holmes titled Bad Blood.
Jack Black | $30 million
Jack Black is a very famous, well known, and versatile personality in Hollywood. He is a musician, comedian, and an actor from Santa Monica. You may be most familiar with his comedy films, which include Shallow Hal, School of Rock, King Kong, The Holiday, and Tropic Thunder. Jack has been nominated for two well deserved Golden Globe awards.
He is also the lead vocalist of the rock group, Tenacious D, which started back in the early ’90s. The comedy world just would not be the same without Jack Black, whose estimated net worth as of 2020 is a whopping $30 million dollars.
Louis C.K. | $35 million
His real name is Louis Szekely, however, everyone refers to him as Louis C.K. He’s a very famous stand-up comedian in addition to being an actor, writer, director, and producer. He’s been part of the comedy circuit for decades. He may not be adored by everyone, but like it or not, he is by far one of the most successful faces in the comedy world.
His films include, but are not limited to, American Hustle, Trumbo, and The Invention of Lying. He also had a self-titled, semi-autobiographical series that aired on FX, called Louie, which he created, directed, wrote, edited, and starred in. This comedian is reportedly worth $35 million dollars.