- Comedian and US TV host Trevor Noah has made it to the prestigious Fortune 40 Under 40 list of influential people in the world
- The funnyman featured for the first time in the publication's media and entertainment category
- The South African comedian is in the same list as Beyoncé, Issa Rae, Marcus Rashford and Lewis Hamilton
South Africa's very own funny man Trevor Noah has continued to wave the colourful flag very high in the world. The star has made it to this year's Fortune 40 Under 40 list of most influential people in the world.
The comedian featured in the media and entertainment category, which mixed established stars with some of the brightest emerging talents in the world.
Trevor is in the same category with talented entertainers like Beyoncé, Issa Rae, Lewis Hamilton and Marcus Rashford, among others. This is the first time that the host of The Daily Show has featured on the list. The publication described Trevor as one of the most visible comedians in the US:
"Since 2015, South African Trevor Noah has become one of the most visible comedians in the U.S. and beyond as the host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, succeeding the wildly popular Jon Stewart. Noah is also an actor, writer, producer and political commentator."
Legit.ng reported that Trevor was named the fourth highest-paid comedian in the world by Forbes. Trevor made an estimated whopping N21 billion in 2019.
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In other news, Legit.ng reported that Trevor also took to social media to pay his respects to late Chadwick Boseman.
The celebrated comedian shared a moving tribute which read: "Yes this was our king. Not because we served him or because he ruled. But because of how he served us in everything he did. He played a hero on screen and lived like one in real life. From South Carolina to South Africa he made so many of us proud of who we are and for that he will always be our king. Hamba kahle Chadwick... Sizoku bona phambili."
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