It took quite some time for Dave Chappelle to earn enough comedy credit and finances to start the Chappelle’s Show, but it’s been quite the wave ride to watch him on. Dave landed his first role in Mel Brooks’ film, Robin Hood: Men in Tights!
Following his role in that movie, he went on to play in films like The Nutty Professor, Con Air, and Half Baked, which he also happened to write and produce. A nice $50 million later, Dave Chappelle is the funny guy you don’t want to mess with.
It's true, everybody does love Ray Romano! In fact, so much so that it ran for nine seasons, totaling in 210 episodes. Just from that show, he won three Screen Actor’s Guild Awards, four People’s Choice Awards, an Emmy Award, and many others.
He has had a few guest appearances on some television shows, like Hannah Montana, The Nanny, The Simpsons, and The King of Queens.
Iliza Shlesinger had her big break in 2007 when she won the Myspace comedy contest So You Think You're Funny. The following year, Shlesinger won another comedy contest, this time it was NBC's Last Comic Standing. Having made a name for herself as a force to be reckoned with in the comedy scene, Shlesinger has lived up to every top comedian standards.
Over the years she got to host a number of shows, write a book, create a sketch comedy show, create five comedy specials for Netflix, and reach a net worth of $1 million. So yeah, we get it. She's funny.
John Mulaney's parents sound like the least likely people to raise a comedian. His mother is a law school professor, his father is a lawyer, and they're both Irish catholic. Little John has had a different plan for life at a very young age. He knew that showbiz was the place for him. Apparently, he was right. Who said kids never know what's good for them? Take that , law school!
After graduating from college, Mulaney got a job as an office assistant at Comedy Central and got to dip his feet in the pool of comedy. He later went on to perform on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, write and perform on Saturday Night Live, receive an Emmy, and more. All the while touring with his stand-up comedy shows. After all that hard work, it is no wonder his net worth currently stands at $6 million.
John Stewart’s comedy career started in New York City where he performed at the Bitter End and Comedy Cellar. In the late 90’s he started hosting The Daily Show, and at that time he was making $16 million a year. He also can be seen in a few films including Half Baked, Big Daddy, The Nanny, and more. In addition, he had hosted the Grammy Awards in 2001 and 2002 as well as the 78th and 80th Academy Awards.
On top of all that, he has co-authored two books based around politics and signed a four-year deal with HBO in 2015 which will include exclusive original digital content for the network. This comedian and political satirist has a net worth of $80 million.