In the beginning, Ellen was a waitress who performed at various comedy clubs in the New Orleans area, until things took off and she began touring nationally. Moving forward, she went on to star in the sitcom, Ellen, which aired from roughly the mid to late ’90s.
She now has her own talk show, called The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which started back in 2003. She is one of the kindest people out there, as she is always donating and giving back to those in need. Additionally, she has been married to Portia de Rossi since 2008.
Robin Williams | $50-100 million
We hold this actor near and dear to our hearts and were very upset to hear of his passing. He is one of the best and most loved comedians of all time. He will be remembered for his many faces and voices in incredible movies, such as the Genie in Aladdin, Mrs. Doubtfire, and Patch Adams. It was in the late ’70s where he broke into the scene, with his role in Mork and Mindy. This movie won him five Grammy Awards, which had him sitting on $150 million. A nice chunk of change.
Robin Williams was married three times and divorced twice. Fortunately, his third marriage, to Susan Schneider, was the one that lasted. He had admitted that both of his divorces had him close to filing for bankruptcy. Right before his death, in 2014, his net worth was estimated to be somewhere between $50 and 100$ million.
Jerry Seinfeld | $950 million
In addition to being the co-creator of the show Seinfeld, Jerry also starred in it. He can live a very comfortable life just from the income he receives from the show. Jerry, like most others, started out by doing your typical stand-up comedy at various locations until he made it big.
He is also the voice in the Bee Movie and is the brains behind a reality show called The Marriage Ref. In addition to his nice income, he has a great family at home, with a wife and three beautiful children.
Jim Carrey | $150 million
Jim Carrey is someone who we all love and feel like we know very well. He brought us some incredible movies, like Ace Ventura, Batman Forever, The Mask, The Truman Show, Liar Liar, and that’s not even all of them! He’s one of the very few comedians who didn’t start out his career in stand-up, but rather on a sketch comedy show called In Living Color, a Wayans production from the '90s.
One of his popular hit movies was the sequel Dumb and Dumber, and Dumber and Dumber 2. All of his amazing accomplishments having him at a net worth of $150 million.
Kristen Wiig | $25 million
Kristen Wiig is probably most known for her role in the film, Bridesmaids, which is one of those movies that you could watch over and over again. She was also in the film Ghostbusters and was the voice of the hot dog named Brenda in the movie, Sausage Party. We’re not surprised by this at all, she is quite hilarious.
In total, she has a net worth of $25 million dollars. Kristen has also been seen on the hilarious show, Saturday Night Live. There are many other comedians who have hosted this show, as well. As of now she has decided to focus solely on her film career.