Jerry Seinfeld - Famous Television Producer

Jerry Seinfeld Net Worth

$950,000,000

Jerry Seinfeld, the famous American comedian, television producer, actor, and car collector, has a net worth of $950 million. He earned the majority of his fortune from the sitcom ‘Seinfeld,’ one of the most profitable shows in television history, which has generated several billion dollars in syndication revenue. In addition to his salary from the show, Jerry owns 15% of the backend equity and earns millions each year from syndication royalties.

Key facts:

  • Earned a total of $100,000 for the first season of 'Seinfeld'
  • Was earning $1m per episode by season 9
  • He was the first TV actor to earn $1m per episode
  • Owns 15% of his show's backend equity
  • Earns $40-50m per year from syndication and other royalties
  • Owns over 150 cars
  • Car collection is likely worth north of $50 million
  • Owns a 12-acre oceanfront Hamptons estate
  • Their Hamptons house is worth $70-100 million

Basic Information About Jerry Seinfeld

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Comedians
ProfessionsActor, Television producer, Film Producer, Writer, Screenwriter, Stand-up comedian, Voice Actor
Net worth$950,000,000
Date of birth1954-04-29 (70 years old)
Place of birthBrooklyn
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksImpeccable neatness, unflappable confidence
Observational humour
Bases much of his comedy on real life experiences
Frequently references his favorite hero Superman
Sarcasm
Derives humor from awkward or unusual social situations
White running shoes
Germophobia
Love of breakfast cereal
SpouseJessica Seinfeld - (25 DecemberΒ 1999 - present)Β (3 children)
GenderMale
Height5 ft 10 in (1.803 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

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Jerry Seinfeld awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
PGA Award - Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion PicturesNomineeBee Movie2008
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series or SpecialNomineeComedians in Cars Getting Coffee2020
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Informational Series or SpecialNomineeComedians in Cars Getting Coffee2019
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Variety Talk SeriesNomineeComedians in Cars Getting Coffee2016
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Short-Format Nonfiction ProgramNomineeComedians in Cars Getting Coffee2014
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Special Class - Short-Format Nonfiction ProgramsNomineeComedians in Cars Getting Coffee2013
Webby Award - Video - Comedy: LongformWinnerComedians in Cars Getting Coffee2016
Webby Award - Outstanding Comedic PerformanceWinnerComedians in Cars Getting Coffee2013
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Comedy SeriesWinnerSeinfeld1993
American Comedy Award - Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) Network, Cable or SyndicationNomineeSeinfeld1996
American Comedy Award - Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) Network, Cable or SyndicationWinnerSeinfeld1993
American Comedy Award - Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) Network, Cable or SyndicationWinnerSeinfeld1992
Guinness World Record - Highest Annual Earnings for a Television ActorWinnerSeinfeld1998
Nova Award - Most Promising Producer in TelevisionWinnerSeinfeld1994
Q Award - Best Actor in a Quality Comedy SeriesNomineeSeinfeld1995
Q Award - Best Actor in a Quality Comedy SeriesWinnerSeinfeld1993
WGA Award (TV) - Episodic ComedyNomineeSeinfeld1991

Jerry Seinfeld roles

Movie / Series Role
Bee MovieWriter
Bee MovieBarry B. Benson (voice)
Between Two Ferns: The MovieSelf (archive footage) (uncredited)
Top FiveJerry Seinfeld (uncredited)
30 RockJerry Seinfeld 1 episode, 2007
NewsRadioSelf 1 episode, 1997
Comedians in Cars Getting CoffeeDirector
Comedians in Cars Getting CoffeeWriter
Comedians in Cars Getting CoffeeWriter
Comedians in Cars Getting CoffeeSelf - Host / ... 83 episodes, 2012-2019
Saturday Night LiveSelf / ... 2 episodes, 1992-2018
Curb Your EnthusiasmJerry Seinfeld 5 episodes, 2001-2009
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres ShowSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2018
Huge in FranceSelf 1 episode, 2019
BensonFrankie 3 episodes, 1980
Love & WarJerry Seinfeld 1 episode, 1993
The Larry Sanders ShowJerry Seinfeld 2 episodes, 1993-1998
SeinfeldWriter
SeinfeldWriter
SeinfeldJerry Seinfeld 172 episodes, 1989-1998
The Late Show with Stephen ColbertSelf 3 episodes, 2016-2020
Watch What Happens: LiveSelf / ... 2 episodes, 2010-2012
LouieJerry / ... 2 episodes, 2012-2014
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonSelf / ... 9 episodes, 2014-2021
CBS News Sunday MorningSelf 2 episodes, 2015-2020
The Daily ShowSelf - Guest / ... 7 episodes, 2004-2016
Mad About YouJerry Seinfeld (uncredited) unknown episodes
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The ReturnFreak Masterstroke 1 episode, 2017
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoSelf - Guest 14 episodes, 1992-2014
Access HollywoodSelf 10 episodes, 2008-2020
The Oprah Winfrey ShowSelf - Guest / ... 9 episodes, 1986-2011
Between Two Ferns with Zach GalifianakisJerry Seinfeld 1 episode, 2018
The Maury Povich ShowSelf 2 episodes, 1994-1996
Late Night with Conan O'BrienSelf - Guest / ... 3 episodes, 2007-2009
Late Night with Jimmy FallonSelf - Guest 5 episodes, 2010-2013

Jerry Seinfeld's Movie/Shows Salary

Movie / Series Salary
SeinfeldΒ (1989)$225,000,000 (from sale of syndication rights to the show)

Jerry Seinfeld's Quotes

  • A recent survey stated that the average person's greatest fear is having to give a speech in public. Somehow this ranked even higher than death which was third on the list. So, you're telling me that at a funeral, most people would rather be the guy in the coffin than have to stand up and give a eulogy.
  • [about pregnancy and babies] It's like getting ready for your own birth. Nothing prepares you . . . When those eyes meet your eyes -- I was feeling things I never had feelings like before. I never loved anyone so much at first meeting. I love her so much! But! - Let's make no mistake why these babies come here: to replace us. Their first words are "Mama", "Dada" and "Bye-bye". We'll see who's wearing the diapers when this is all over.
  • [on whether family life produces better comedy than bachelorhood ]The truth is, the family is much more creatively nourishing because you're playing on a full keyboard. Whereas when you're single, you're just playing the upbeat jazzy tunes.
  • You can be passionate about anything. Pay attention, don't let life go by you. Fall in love with the back of your cereal box.
  • When you've been in the business 5-years, as a person, it's like you're 5-years old - like a child. 10-years and you're 10-years old, 20... Etcetera. That's how I measure maturity in this industry.

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Interesting Facts about Jerry Seinfeld

  1. Raised in Massapequa,New York (on Long Island), Seinfeld later graduated from Queens College (New York City). His sister, Carolyn Liebling, was his manager.
  2. His first child with wife Jessica Seinfeld (aka Jessica Sklar), a daughter named Sascha, was born in New York City on November 7, 2000. Comedian George Wallace was the best man at the wedding. The Seinfelds later had a son, Julian Kal, born March 1, 2003. Welcomed son, Shepherd Kellen Seinfeld, on August 22, 2005.
  3. Announced signing of deal with Miramax in April 2002 to distribute documentary about his recent travels back on the comedy circuit doing stand-up. For more than a year, Seinfeld has been followed on cross-country gigs with production crew headed by Christian Charles and Gary Streiner, who worked on his American Express commercials.
  4. Bought Billy Joel's house in Amagansett village in the Hamptons (Long Island, NY) for then record-setting price of $32 million in March, 2000.
  5. Had a compulsive habit of throwing out the clothes he had traveled with after each road trip.
  6. Announced his engagement to Jessica Sklar (born Nina Sklar on September 12, 1971 in Oyster Bay, New York). They began dating after they met at the Reebok Sport Club in 1998, even though she had just married Eric Nederlander, a scion of the Broadway theater-owning family. At one point, it was reported that Nederlander planned to sue Seinfeld for "alienation of affection" for contributing to the demise of his marriage. No legal action materialized. (10 November 1999)
  7. Has a collection of more than 500 sneakers. They are all white.
  8. Is a Porsche collector. Paparazzi have seen him in at least 20 different ones.
  9. Is a fan of the comic book character Superman, as was shown in many episodes of the Seinfeld (1989) TV series.
  10. Used to appear frequently on "The Howard Stern Radio Show", but had a falling out when Howard Stern and his crew made fun of his relationship with Shoshanna Gruss. He maintained his friendship with Stern and returned to the show in 2010.
  11. Headlined Colonials Weekend 2006 at the George Washington University in Washington, DC, where his former girlfriend Shoshanna Gruss attended before transferring to UCLA in 1994.
  12. In 2007 Forbes Magazine reported his earnings to be approximately $60 million.
  13. Was the first recipient of the American Express Black Card.
  14. Opened for Anne Murray when she went on tour for a period of four years. Murray saw him perform on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) and said she had to have him as her opening act.
  15. Lives in Manhattan's renowned Beresford apartment building, northwest corner of 81st St. and Central Park West, just down the street from the address of "129 W. 81st" where sitcom Jerry lived.
  16. Growing up watching and loving Bud Abbott and Lou Costello on TV, He says he still reveres the comedy duo for their perfection and the "musical math" evident in the comic timing of their iconic 'Who's On First?' routine. In tribute, Seinfeld appeared in an MLB Network special about the routine in July 2012. Also, as he told the NY Times, his brief comedy stand-up that used to open early episodes of Seinfeld (1989) was an homage to the comedians, as was his own playing the Abbott-like straight man to the other characters in the sitcom, as well as building on the physical contrast between Kramer's tall leanness and Newman's short chubbiness. Even more, character George Costanza's middle name, Louis, was yet another tribute to Costello's memory.
  17. Has practiced meditation for 37 years, as he stated in 2013 in a promotional tape appearing on the website of the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace.
  18. His first time ever on stage at a comedy club, he looked out at the audience, froze and was eventually jeered and booed off of the stage. He knew he could do it, so he went back the next night, completed his set to laughter and applause, and the rest is history.
  19. Stated in an interview that one of the highlights of his career was when he had a two-hour conversation with President Bill Clinton in the White House kitchen.
  20. He was the original choice to host Mystery Science Theatre 3000 (1988), but he turned it down in order to focus on Seinfeld (1989).

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