People like laughing and sharing smiles. Jerry Seinfeld makes lives worth living by his humorous stand-ups. He is an American comedian, actor, and writer who never fails to entertain the people with his unique style. He has earned a lot of fortune in the field and continues to do so even today.
Have you been wondering how he managed to share his jokes on a larger platform & earned himself a significant amount? Read on to know more about Jerry Seinfeld’s life & net worth as of 2018.
Early life & Biography:
Born as Jerome Allen Seinfeld, Jerry Seinfeld was born on April 29, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York. His father, ‘Kalman Seinfeld served in the 2nd World War & gathered a lot of jokes he heard there. Kalman had a Hungarian-Jewish origin whereas Jerry Seinfeld’s mother Betty was of Syrian-Jewish background.
Jerry Seinfeld spent his childhood in Massapequa, New York. He did his schooling from the Massapequa High School on Long Island. He completed his graduation earning a degree in communication and theatre from Queen’s College, the City University of New York after attending the State University of New York at Oswego for the initial two years.
During his college years, he developed an interest in comedy. After graduating in 1976, he also tried in an open-microphone night at Catch a Rising Star in New York City. It led him to perform in a Rodney Dangerfield HBO special and also at other open – mic nights.
Jerry Seinfeld has dated a fellow comedian, Carol Leifer, to whom he was briefly engaged too. He also shared a four-year-long affair with Shoshanna Lonstein, a high school student.
Jerry Seinfeld is currently married to Jessica Sklar since December 25, 1999. The couple has three kids; two sons and one daughter.
Career Awards & Nominations:
His career got a kick start when HBO aired his one-hour stand up special live on September 5, 1987. He then created his own “The Seinfeld Chronicles” in 1988 along with Larry David. The show was later named as “Seinfeld” and aired several seasons successfully. It gained tremendous popularity with its final season airing in 1998 and has been on re-runs ever since.
After “Seinfeld” ended, Jerry Seinfeld re-started his stand-up comedy in New York City.
He also appeared in an Apple computer advertising commercial that intended to promote the slogan, “Think different,” focusing on different people with unique thoughts. Other than Seinfeld the ad also included personalities like Martin Luther King, Albert Einstein & Mahatma Gandhi.
Later in 2007, Jerry Seinfeld appeared as a guest on NBC with a 30 Rock episode, ‘SeinfeldVision.’ Among his stand-up comedies, one that came in 2008 was a single night show for a charity intended to aid lung cancer research. The show was set up in New York.
He continued to do many projects with the passing years transforming himself into a famous comedian. One of his recent works includes a standup comedy special released by Netflix in September of 2017. The show is named “Jerry before Seinfeld.”
He has 16 nominations and has won the “Outstanding Comedy Series” Award in 1993.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Jerry Seinfeld is not a usual comedian as he has been listed as one of the highest paid comedians of the world in 2018. Not only this, he has also secured enlistment in the American Richest comedians list by Forbes. As of 2018, Jerry Seinfeld has a net worth of about $950 million, the source of which is his paychecks from Stand-up touring and numerous sitcoms he starred in. Jerry Seinfeld earns around $80-$90 million per year by an estimation.
He wrote the book “Seinlanguage” in 1993 and a children’s book called “Halloween” in 2002. Both the works have contributed to his income. Jerry Seinfeld is a car lover and owns a 43 Porsche according to a tally. His Porsche collection includes- Porsche 911s, 10 Porsche Boxsters, and 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder.
Jerry Seinfeld has won millions of hearts with his unique style and humor. Nothing can beat a language that ensures the smile of listeners, and Jerry Seinfeld is a master of that language. He is and will always be a legendary comedian whose stand-ups are eagerly waited for. He has made himself a successful man with his self-discovered talent.