While most entertainment fans easily recognize Kevin Hart as one of the most famous men in comedy, they might be surprised to know he’s also one of the richest. Starting as a stand-up comedian in Massachusetts, Kevin Hart has become one of the most notable comics of his time. Working with his knowledge of branding and media power, Hart has leveraged his hilarious brand of comedy into tours, movies, commercials, and more. Some of his most memorable characters can be found in films like Ride Along, and the high grossing films Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle and its sequel Jumanji: The Next Level, where Hart averages an initial paycheck of at least $10 million per movie and increases if that film reaches commercial success.
Also lending his voice to notable brands and ads that he feels fit his image, the comedian is known to average no less than seven figures from every partnership, according to Forbes. The actor’s massive following on social media, with 95.5 million followers on Instagram alone, proves his net worth is directly linked to his following and brand power. Even further, his specific contracts make sure he receives funds even after his initial paycheck. As of 2020, Hart’s net worth ranks a little over $200 million. But what else may surprise you is the way this famous comedian makes his substantial paychecks.