According to the recently released Forbes’ list of the world’s highest paid comedians, the Indian-origin American actor and comedian Aziz Ansari, 32, has made it to the list of highest earning comedians which was topped by the US comedian Jerome Allen "Jerry" Seinfeld . Seinfeld made $36 million between the period - June 2014 to June 2015. Aziz Ansari claimed the sixth position with earnings of $9.5 million.
Aziz Ansari is known for his series regular role as Tom Haverford on the NBC show Parks and Recreation. In addition to his work on Parks and Recreation, Ansari also appeared on the HBO series Flight of the Conchords, playing the role of a xenophobic fruit vendor who was impenetrability involved dealing with the Australians and New Zealander customers, had difficulty telling the difference between them.
Another NRI comedian, Russell Peters, an Indo-Canadian, earned $19 million to be tied for the fourth position with Jeff Dunham in the latest released Forbes list of highest paid comedian for the year – 2015.