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Another Barrier Broken: Amy Schumer Becomes First Woman to Clinch Spot On Forbes' List of Highest-Paid Comedians

Another Barrier Broken: Amy Schumer Becomes First Woman to Clinch Spot On Forbes' List of Highest-Paid Comedians

Whether you've watched her movie, seen her show, or read her book, Amy Schumer has probably made it into your heart at least once in the process of proving herself to be a fearless pioneer for all women — particularly for women in comedy.

After TIME magazine deemed 2016 her "banner year," Schumer has officially topped it off right (with hopefully more successes to come). And by "topped it off" we mean that as she has now been named the first-ever woman to top Forbes' list of World's Highest-Paid Comedians.

That's not to mention the fact that she came in fourth overall, having earned $17 million in 2015, falling behind only Terry Fator ($21 million), Jerry Seinfeld ($43.5 million), and Kevin Hart ($87.5 million).

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