Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Kevin Hart is the highest-earning stand-up comedian of 2019, according to Forbes.
The 40-year-old actor and comedian topped the company's new list of highest-earning stand-up comedians, released Friday.
Hart earned $59 million between June 1, 2018 and June 1 of this year. He previously topped the Forbes list of highest-paid comedians in 2016.
Backlash to Hart's past homophobic tweets did not appear to damage the star commercially. Hart holds lucrative sponsorships with Mountain Dew, Chase and other brands, completed a world tour in January, and released a new Netflix special, Irresponsible, in April.
Jerry Seinfeld earned the No. 2 spot with $41 million. Seinfeld has an upcoming residency show at the Beacon Theatre in New York and continues to receive payments from Hulu for Seinfeld streaming rights.
Hart and Seinfeld were followed by Jim Gaffigan at $30 million, The Daily Show host Trevor Noah at $28 million and Sebastian Maniscalo at $26 million.
Hart will next appear in the film Jumanji: The Next Level, which opens in theaters Dec. 13.