If you think you’ve seen a lot of Kevin Hart this year, you’re right. Kevin Hart has been in front of the public eye so much in 2016 he managed to supplant Jerry Seinfeld as comedy’s highest paid star.
According to Forbes.com, between June 2015 and June 2016, Kevin Hart stacked up $87.5 million, more than $30 million more than Seinfeld’s $43.5 million placing him in the sixth spot on the Celebrity 100, FORBES’ annual list of celebrity money-makers.
Forbes breaks down his road to riches as follows:
In the 12-month period, Hart played over 100 shows with an average gross of over $1 million at each stop. And these shows aren’t at dingy comedy clubs; Hart played stadiums and arenas, including Madison Square Garden and the Staples Center. Because the stand-up comedian’s set requires little more than a stool, water bottle and microphone, he takes home a larger cut of that gross than most rock stars would.
And through all of this, Hart still seems to be a pretty nice, down to earth dude.
Hart has no signs of stopping with upcoming films Jumanji, Captain Underpants, The Untouchables, and a new stand-up project. I wonder if he can let the dollarnaires here at BSO hold a little something.