When you genuinely love something with your heart, no one can stop you from achieving success. People often involve so much in money-making businesses that they forget; when you follow your passion, money is just one small step away. Nobody thought comedy could make them money. This was proven wrong by “Jerry Seinfeld,” who is now the richest comedian in the world with a 9 figure bank balance.
His TV sitcom “Seinfeld” changed the world of sitcoms, and many people would tune in to watch the show to forget their sorrows and get their weekly dose of laughter. Due to that, he stands as one of the billionaires in the world now.
To find more information regarding his career, personal life, and success, keep scrolling further.
Quick Facts of Jerry Seinfeld
|Full Name||Jerry Seinfeld|
|Date of Birth||April 29, 1954|
|Age||65 years old|
|Birthplace||Brooklyn, New York, US|
|Profession||Stand-up comedian, Actor
|Spouse||Jessica Sklar (m.1999)|
|Hobbies||Reading and Travelling|
|Net Worth||$950 million|
|Social Media||Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter|
Jerry Seinfeld was born on April 29, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York. His father’s name was Kalman Seinfeld, and his mother’s name was Betty Seinfeld. He grew up in Massapequa, New York. He did his schooling at Massapequa High School in Long Island.
The stand-up comedian is now 65 years old.
He later joined the State University of New York, Oswego, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communications and theatre. As a teenager, he loved helping others and doing community and voluntary service, due to which he also traveled to Kibbutz Sa’ar in Israel.
He developed an interest in stand-up comedy while he was in college. He used to go on open-mic nights at Budd Friedman’s Sex Club while he was studying at Queens College. After his graduation, he went on an open-mic night at New York City’s Catch a Rising Star. Likewise, in 1981, he appeared on The Tonight Show, staring Johny Carson, and his performance impressed everyone. As a result, his fan following started to increase.
But, his most successful venture ever is the show in his name, “Seinfeld.” The show changed the idea of sitcoms. By its fourth season, it was the most popular show on American Television. It changed the face of ‘comedy’ that they thought at that time. It quickly became prevalent among the people.
During the nine seasons that it lasted, it always held the top position as the most-watched sitcom. Even today, after it has ended, people are still watching previous shows and episodes. This shows that people truly liked and admired the comedic sensibility of the show. Jerry Seinfeld mentions Jean Shepherd as his inspiration for forming his comedic sensibility.
He achieved massive success from the show. He always wanted to invest himself in comedy. So, he never has been involved much in movies or other shows, for that matter. In 2005, Comedy Central named him the 12th greatest standup comedian ever.
Jerry Seinfeld Net Worth
Due to the hugely successful sitcom, he became successful in establishing a very reputed comedian profile. His success has contributed almost a billion dollars to his net worth. If anyone tells you comedy can’t pay, tell them this fact.
Jerry Seinfeld is the richest comedian in the world. In 2019, he has a net worth of $950 million.
In 2016, his annual income was $69 million. For the 10th season of Seinfeld, he took $5 million per episode. He truly has earned a lot of money from doing what he loves the most.
Jerry Seinfeld Stand-up Comedy
Jerry Seinfeld is one of the greatest stand-up comedians. There are many things comedians use to make things funny. There should be a correct use of style, timing, and many other things that we might even not know of. Not many people are skilled at making others laugh.
A humorous joke told by a normal person might not sound funny to others, and a normal joke said by a comedian might be very funny to the people. Stand-up comedy is an art. There are no rules as to what one should follow. Creative people make their own way to reach greater heights.
Earning a huge amount, he doesn’t hesitate to spend the money. He has different mansions across the country. He has a private jet, a business aircraft, and many stylish cars. Of all the cars, he is an appreciator of Porsches and has altogether 47 Porsches, which he stores in $1.4 million two-story garages. He has around 150 vehicles altogether.
His most loved car to date is Lamborghini Miura. He thinks that it is the most beautiful car ever designed. Some of his most expensive car collection includes 1955 Porsche 550 RS, 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS, 1949 Porsche 356/2, 1963 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia, etc.
Jerry Seinfeld Wife and Kids
Jerry married Jessica Sklar on December 25, 1999. They have three children altogether now. Their names are Sascha, Julian, and Shepherd. Seinfeld and Sklar met at the Reebok Sports Club in 1998. At that time, she was married to Eric Nederlander and had just returned from her honeymoon.
Before Sklar, Seinfeld had an affair with Carol Leifer. They dated even before the series Seinfeld was created. At the age of 17, he had a four-year-long affair with Shoshanna Lonstein. But, the woman who got lucky was Jessica Sklar.
The two are very happy with each other and with their family. In 2000, they bought a house in Long Island for $32 million. After one year of their marriage, their first daughter Sascha was born. After that, in 2003, their son Julian Kal was born, and on August 22, 2005, their second son, ‘Shepherd Kellen’, was born. His name was probably given considering his role model ‘Jean Shepherd.’
Jerry Seinfeld Favorites
- Film- Bee movie, Tom & Jerry, Napolean Dynamite
- Car- Porsche
- Food- Peanut butter sandwich, bagels, doughnuts
- Actor- Philip Seymour Hoffman, Daniel Day-Lewis, Clive Owen, Larry David
- Comedian- Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Sarah Jessica Parker
- Chef – Mario Batali
- Restaurant – Charlie Bird, Babbo, Zabar’s
Jerry Seinfeld Social Media Presence
Jerry Seinfeld is active on popular social media sites.