Kevin Hart Just Made History

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 25:  Comedian/actor Kevin Hart attends "The Secret Life Of Pets" New York Premiere at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on June 25, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Kevin Hart Just Made History

This is a big one.

Published September 27, 2016

Kevin Hart is having the best month ever. 

Soon after the release of his stand-up comedy film, it was announced by Forbes that he has surpassed Jerry Seinfeld as the highest-paid comedian of 2016.

This is a big deal as ever since Forbes began reporting on the highest-paid comedians, Seinfeld has been named the top earner, until now. Though he raked in another $43.5 million between June 2015 and June 2016, it wasn't quite enough to snag the top spot away from Hart, who raked in a whopping $87.5 million in that time period.

Not only did that amount make him the highest-paid comedian of 2016, but it also landed him at No. 6 on the Celebrity 100.

Several factors come into play when considering the $87.5 million he earned. From his extensive tour schedule — which saw him perform more than 100 shows during just a 12-month period, earning an average of more than $1 million at each venue — to his various starring roles in blockbuster films like Secret Life of Pets and Central Intelligence, Kevin's a force to be reckoned with.

Elsewhere on the list are Dave Chappelle (No. 6), Amy Schumer (No. 4), John Bishop (No. 10), and more.

Get the latest on Kevin Hart in the BET Breaks video above. is your No. 1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music. 

Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)


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