Comedy is an art through which comedian express their opinions about the society that everyone currently lives in, in an amusing and funny manner. Jerry Seinfeld is also one of the comedian who earns his name and fame through his outstanding stand-up comedy. He also became the highest paid comedian of the world and have advertise Windows (a product of Microsoft) with Bill Gates. In this blog, you will know the world richest comedian Jerry Seinfeld net worth 2018, his early life, education and career. You will also surprise to know his number of cars collection including 43 Porsches.
The undisputed king of comedy Jerry Seinfeld was born on April 29, 1954 in Brooklyn, New York City. He is an American stand-up comedian as well as a writer, actor, producer and director. He is loved for his role in the famous and successful comedy show “Seinfeld“. In this comedy show, he played himself perfectly.
Jerry had an incredibly successful career as a stand up comedian who specializes in observational comedy. The first season of his comedy show “Seinfeld” was loved so much by the people. The success of the first season of his show took him to a level of stardom. Also it had become the most popular and successful sitcom on American television by it’s fourth season. In 1998, the final episode of this popular show was released.
Although he is also a fine director and producer but stand up comedy is the main source of Jerry Seinfeld net worth.
Jerry Seinfeld: A Family Man
The father of Jerry Seinfeld, Kalman Seinfeld was of Hungarian Jewish descent. He was an Army man by profession who served in World War II. While serving in World War II, he used to collect jokes that he heard there. Betty, his mother was of Syrian Jewish descent.
Jerry Seinfeld started his marriage life with Jessica Seinfeld, and author of the book Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food. The couple has an amazing family with two sons and one daughter. Their daughter’s name is Sascha while their sons a=name are Julian Kal and Shepherd Kellen respectively.
Early Life and Education
Seinfeld spent his childhood in Massapequa, New York. He started his schooling at Massapequa High School on Long Island. At his early age of 16, he started spending his time as a volunteer in Kibbutz Sa’ar in Israel.
He completed his graduation degree in communications and theater from Queens College, City University of New York. Although he was migrated in the second year to Queens College from State University of New York (Oswego).
Jerry Seinfeld started his career as his first appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. The audience loves his character so much in that role. Later he also got offer from the popular Television show Late Night with David Letterman.
As he was made for stand-up comedian and his popularity in it. His first one-hpur special Stand-Up Confidential aired live on HBO in the year 1987, on 5 September.
Jerry Seinfeld created the first season of comedy show Seinfeld with Larry David in 1988 for NBC. The show becomes the most popular and successful sitcom on American television by it’s fourth season. The success of the show makes him popular among the audience.
Later Seinfeld makes a comeback with his stand-up comedy after the end of his sitcom. For it, he returned to New York City to continue his acting career. In 1998, he recorded a comedy show, titled “I’m Telling You for the Last Time” on a tour.
In early 2004, Seinfeld appeared in two commercial webisodes promoting American Express. It was titled as “The Adventures of Seinfeld & Superman.”
He also played a major role in many films and Television show whose salary contribute a lot to Jerry Seinfeld net worth. Here are some of his popular Television shows and film list.
Jerry Seinfeld Filmography
- 1996: He played a cameo in the film Eddie
- 1999: He played a cameo as a orison man in the film Pros & Cons
- 2002: He works as an actor as well as director in the film Comedian
- 2005: Played a cameo in the film The Thing About My Folks
- 2007: He works as an actor as well as co-writer and producer in the popular film Bee Movie
- 2014: He also played a small cameo in the film Top Five
The role played by Jerry Seinfeld on Television
- Played ‘Frankie’ in the sitcom ‘Benson’ (1979)
- Appeared on the sitcom ‘An Evening at the Improv‘ (1982) in which he played ‘Himself‘
- Played ‘Himself‘ in ‘Stand-Up Confidential’ (1987) on HBO
- Appeared on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson’ (1981)
- Created ‘The Seinfeld Chronicles’ which later was changed to ‘Seinfeld‘ (1988)
- Played himself on ‘The Larry Sanders Show’ (1993-1998)
- Appeared as himself in ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ (2004)
- The first guest to appear on the premiere episode of ‘The Jay Leno Show’ (2009)
- Became part of the web series comedy, ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ (2012)
- Played ‘Himself’ in an HBO documentary film ‘If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast’
- Played ‘Himself‘ in ‘Jerry Before Seinfeld’ on Netflix stand-up special
Jerry Seinfeld Quotes
Here are some of the best quotes by Jerry Seinfeld:
“A Bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.” -Jerry Seinfeld
“Sometimes the road travelled is less travelled for a reason.” -Jerry Seinfeld
“If a Book about failures doesn’t sell, is it a success.” -Jerry Seinfeld
“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.” –Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld net worth
Jerry Seinfeld net worth 2018 has been estimated to be around US $950 million (INR 7036 crores). The salary he get from comedy show is the main source of Jerry Seinfeld net worth 2018. According to report, he charges a total of US $5 million per episode.
He also endorsed so many products which contributes a lot to Jerry Seinfeld net worth. In 2008, he appears with Bill Gates in Microsoft advertisement for Windows. He earned US $10 million for the advertisement of Windows.
Seinfeld is also an automobile enthusiast, who owns a collection of about 150 cars. He has also a large collection of Porsche. According to report, he owns a total of 43 Porsches. For the storage of his collection of cars, he rented a hanger at the Santa Monica Airport in Sanata Monica, California.
In year 2002, he purchased a property where he built $1.4 million two-store garage to store the parts of his Porsche collection. The property is on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City on the East Coast.
In 2015, Seinfeld was ranked the highest-paid comedian by Forbes. Although he became second-highest-paid comedian in 2016 but he retained his first position in the year 2017.