Amidst a plethora of shows on the television, some cross all limits of fan frenzy and even end up changing the way we see TV or for that matter even ourselves. Larry David or Lawrence Gene David, American comedian, actor, TV producer and writer, happens to be the creator of one such show, “Seinfeld.” The millennials need no introduction to this show, which catapulted Larry to worldwide fame.
He further attracted appreciation for creating and starring in HBO’s comedy TV series, “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” For his outstanding work in comedy and TV, he has been nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award multiple times. Now let’s have a closer look at the net worth of Larry David in 2020.
Early Life & Biography:
Larry David was born on 2 July 1947 in the Brooklyn city of New York, United States. He went to Sheepshead Bay High School in New York and graduated from there. After graduation, he went to the University of Maryland, College Park to receive a bachelor’s degree in History. It was in college that Larry learned that he had the potential to make others laugh. After completing his education, he joined the US Army.
Larry was born as one of the two children of Rose and Mortimer Julius “Morty” David who was a men’s cloth manufacturer. His elder brother is Ken. He belongs to a Jewish family. His father has German ancestry while his mother was born in Austria (now Ukraine). On 31 January 1993, he married an American environmental activist, Laurie Lennard. In 1994 and 1996, the couple was blessed to have two daughters; Cazzie Laurel and Romy March, respectively. On 13 July 2007, the couple filed for divorce and demanded joint custody of their daughters.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Larry started his career as a stand-up comedian, and together with this, he has also worked as a clerk, driver and a historian. From 1982 to 1984, he hosted a weekly comedy show called “Fridays” on the ABC TV network. From 1984 to 1985, he worked as a writer for the show “Saturday Night Live” which aired on the NBC channel. In 1989, he along with his comedian friend launched the TV series “Seinfeld” which was broadcasted on NBC.
The show was ranked at the top among the 50 greatest TV shows of all time by TV Guide. For its 1992 episode called “The Contest,” he was awarded the Primetime Emmy Award. On 17 October 1999, HBO aired Larry’s one-hour special show, “Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Following its success, HBO released the TV series, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” on 15 October 2000.
In 1998, he wrote and directed the film “Sour Grapes.” In 2009, he appeared in the lead role of the comedy film, “Whatever Works.” In the 2008 US presidential polls, he actively supported and even campaigned for Barak Obama. Till date, he has been nominated seven times for the Primetime Emmy Award and three times for the Golden Globe Award. In 2010, he was conferred with the Laurel Award for TV Writing Achievement.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The total estimated net worth of Larry David till date is $420 million. With earnings of $55 million in 2009, the Forbes magazine ranked him on the 65th position among the top 100 celebrities of US. He has accumulated most of the wealth from his stand-up comedy shows and TV series. He has also earned by endorsing various brands during his shows.
Larry David is a fabulous comedian and a big celebrity in today’s world. However, his early career was not so good. He had to work as a driver in his early days. Later when he got the chance to work on a TV series, he showed his talent which was admired by people. His fame reached its peak after “Seinfeld” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” TV series. Even though he has grown quite old today, his single sentence is enough to bring a smile to people’s faces. He has always worked for entertaining and making others laugh. Hope he continues to do so even in the coming years.