The highest-earning comedians have been named by Forbes, with Amy Schumer the only woman making the top ten as Kevin Hart pipped Jerry Seinfeld to the top spot.

Hart has been crowned the world's most lucrative comedian based on his $50 million earnings from June 2018 to June 2019, toppling Seinfeld, who was the top earner for 2018.

Film and stand-up star Amy Schumer is the only female talent in the top ten, receiving less than half of Hart's earnings in the same period and failing to make the top five.

Amy Schumer

Comic veteran Jerry Seinfeld, famed for his eponymous TV show, pulled in $37 million. Jim Gaffigan takes third place after enjoying huge success for his stand-up, which earned him $24 million.

South African comedian Trevor Noah received $23 million for his international comedy work. He is the only non-American star on the list.

Jerry Seinfeld

Behind The Daily Show host are two more US comedians Sebastian Maniscalco with $21 million, and Gabriel Iglesias with $18 million.

In seventh place in the top 10 is actress and comic Schumer, who earned $17 million in the 12-month period.

Following the Trainwreck star are Terry Fator with $13 million, ventriloquist Jeff Dunham with $12 million, and Aziz Ansari earning $10 million.