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Forbes Highest-Paid Comedians 2016: Kevin Hart Dethrones Jerry Seinfeld

Amy Schumer made her list debut, landing in fourth with earnings of $17 million

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    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.

    Kevin Hart is literally laughing all the way to the bank. The funnyman tops the Forbes magazine list of the highest-paid comedians with earnings of $87.5 million.

    Hart, who had roles in the films "Central Intelligence" and "Secret Life of Pets" as well as his lucrative "What Now?" comedy tour, dethrones longtime earnings leader Jerry Seinfeld, who made $43.5 million.

    The magazine compiled the estimated income from June 2015 to June 2016.

    Amy Schumer made her list debut, landing in fourth place behind Terry Fator with earnings of $17 million. Schumer is not only the only female comic on this year's list, she is also the only woman to ever make the highest-paid comedians list.

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    Comedy veterans Jeff Dunham was in fifth with $13.5 million, Dave Chapelle was next with $13 million and Jim Gaffigan earned $12.5 million for seventh place.