Jerry Seinfeld Net Worth is $820 million
Quick facts about Jerry Seinfeld
Date of birth: April 29, 1954
Place of birth: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Childhood dreams matter. We already discussed how Ryan Seacrest turned his childhood dream to become a popular DJ into reality and how Marc Jacobs dreamt to become a designer since the early age. Another observation we’ve made is that making people laugh seems to pay off a BIG time. Comedians seem to earn more than other celebrities and more often.
Not only Jerry Seinfeld is another living proof of both theories, he is also the richest comedian ever. By far. Period. Mind-blowing $820 million net worth exceeds even enormous wealth of Matt Groening. Let’s look at how he started!
As it was already mentioned, Jerry Seinfeld developed interest in comedy very early. This interest was inspired by his father, a sign maker with a great sense of humor. Already by the age of eight, little Jerry was serious about his future career as a comedian. He constantly watched television trying to absorb styles of popular comedians, their techniques and the way they acted. These observations helped him to begin develop his own unique style that, of course, transformed over the years.
Similarly to Tom Hanks, Jerry Seinfeld studied communication and theater in college. His brief experiments with stand-up comedy in college productions only deepened his interest. After the college he had some small roles and some harsh disappointments, but eventually he made it to The Tonight Show in the beginning of 1980s, gaining more exposure and opportunities. By the late 1980s he was one of the most famous stand-up comedians in the United States.
Besides comedy, Jerry Seinfeld wrote a book Seinlanguage which became #1 New York Times Bestseller and appeared in several commercials. 2008 advertisement for Windows brought him $10 million. In 2013 Forbes included him on their America’s billionaires in the making list with estimated net worth of $800 million. However Jerry Seinfeld disputed these claims saying the numbers are way off and that they have no way of knowing what he has. Despite this Seinfeld appeared right on the top of Wealth-X Hollywood and Bollywood rich list in 2014 with estimated net worth of $820 million. Wealth-X is one of the leading ultra high net worth intelligence and prospecting firms with head office in Singapore.
Jerry Seinfeld is said to have an expensive car collection, although according to Seinfeld’s own admission, he is stuck in 1960s when it comes to cars. Out of love to his cars he has built a 20-car garage-gallery in Manhattan. The collection includes a $700,000 Porsche 959, a limited edition car that is not even allowed on American roads because it has never been tested as required by the law.
One may wonder if Jerry Seinfeld has some success tips and, sure enough, he has. A few years ago, a young comedian caught an opportunity to ask Seinfeld for career advice and Seinfeld generously described his process that helped him create great jokes with remarkable consistency over the years. It basically boils down to
- consistent daily actions,
- continuous improvement,
- focus on process rather than outcome,