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Amy Schumer is first woman to crack Forbes highest-paid comedians list

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Amy Schumer has 17,000,001 reasons to celebrate. The stand-up comic, actress, and writer has taken the No. 4 spot on Forbes’ annual ranking of highest-paid comedians, earning an estimated $17 million last year and becoming the first woman ever to crack the list.

Schumer’s earnings come from several sources, including her stand-up touring, her Comedy Central show Inside Amy Schumer, her $8 million book advance for The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo, her movie Trainwreck, and her Super Bowl commercial for Bud Light.

Kevin Hart topped the Forbes list with $87.5 million, becoming the first person to dethrone Jerry Seinfeld ($43.5 million) since the magazine started crunching the numbers on comedians in 2006. Terry Fator rounded out the top three with $21 million.

Schumer is currently on tour and has been tight-lipped about when and if Inside Amy Schumer will return for a fifth season.

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