Jerry Seinfeld Net Worth: Career & Cars

Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld (Source: Inc. Magazine)

American actor, standup comedian, writer, and producer Jerome Allen Seinfeld, popularly known by his stage name Jerry Seinfeld’s net worth is $950 million.

He was named 12th greatest stand-up comedian of all time by Comedian Central in 2014.

Similarly, he is the richest comedian globally and is best known for playing a version of himself in the sitcom Seinfeld.

The show was created by the comedian himself and wrote teaming up with Larry David.

The show was a huge success and aired on NBC from 1989 to 1998. It was one of the most acclaimed and popular American sitcoms of all time.

He is also known for his work as a writer, producer, and actor in the Bee Movie. The movie was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for the best-animated feature film.

Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld (Source: IMDb)

Similarly, Seinfeld is also a host and creator of the web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee which is currently in the run.

Likewise, the comedian has received numerous accolades and nominations, including twenty Primetime Emmy Award nominations and four times Grammy Award nominations for his comedy albums.

Early Life

Jerry Seinfeld was born on April the 29th, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York City.

He grew up in Massapequa, New York, and went to Massapequa High School on Long Island.

Seinfeld was born in a Jewish family on both sides of his parents. His father was of Hungarian-Jewish descent and served in World War II. His name was Kalman Seinfeld.

Similarly, His mother Betty, along with her parents, were Sephardic Jews. Their nationality was specified as Turkish; however, they immigrated as Syrian in 1917.

When he was 16 years of age, he spent his time volunteering in Israel.

The comedian went to the State University of New York at Oswego nonetheless transferred after the second year to Queens College, City University of New York. Hence, he obtained the degree of Communication and theater in 1976.

Jerry Seinfeld Early Days
Jerry Seinfeld Early Days

Seinfeld was always fascinated by comedy as his dad used to collect jokes he heard in World War II.

However, he really developed a passion for stand-up comedy after his time in college productions. While attending Queens College, he also appeared in open-mic at Budd Friedman’s Club.

Quick Facts

Full Name Jerome Allen Seinfeld
Nick Name Jerry Seinfeld
Date of Birth 29 April 1954
Day of Birth Not Available
Place of Birth Massapequa, New York, U.S.A
Religion Jewish
Nationality American
Ethnicity Mixed
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Father’s name Kalman Seinfeld
Mother’s name Betty Seinfeld
Siblings Carolyn Liebling
Age 68  years old
Height 5 feet 11 inches, (1.80 m)
Weight 79 kg (175 lbs.)
Hair color Black
Eye color Amber
Skin Tone White
Body Type Fit
Sexual Orientation Straight
Education Sate University of New York, Queens College, City University of New York
Marital Status Married
Profession Comedian, Actor, Writer, Producer
Spouse Jessica Seinfeld
Marriage Date December 25, 1999
Children Sascha Seinfeld, Julian Kal Seinfeld, Shepherd Kellen Seinfeld
Social media Instagram, Facebook, Twitter
Net worth $950 million
Last Update June, 2022

Net Worth and Income

Net worth

Successful American Comedian and as well as a TV star Jerry Seinfeld has amassed a fortune of a whopping $950 million to date, and he is not resting any time soon.

His net worth mainly comprises the earnings from the popular sitcom “Seinfeld,” which has proven to be one of the most lucrative shows in television history regarding syndication and royalties.

Jerry earned a fortune from the show but even more from global syndication sales since he owns 7.5 % of the show’s backend equity points.

When the show was acquired by Netflix for five years in 2019 for $500 million, Jerry’s cut from the deal was about $75 million.

Netflix paid him $20 million for exclusive rights to his special “23 Hours to Kill”. He earned $50 million between June 2019 and June 2020.

Income

For the sitcom “Seinfeld,” Jerry’s starting salary was $20,000 per episode, accounting for $1 00,000 for the season.

After that, his salary doubled and tripled and increased eventually, along with the show’s popularity. The bank balance of the comedian started stacking cash.

For the last and final season of the show, he was paid $1 million per episode.

If we put that all into the account, he earned a total of $60 million as salary alone.

But keep that in mind it was way back in 1997. If we adjust the inflation, it is the same as earning $100 million today.

It is not over yet.

NBC still wanted to make one last episode for the show. Back in 1998, and NBC was desperate to have Jerry come back for the 10th season.

They even went on offering $5 million per episode and guaranteed for 22 episodes.

Jerry Seinfeld Standup
Jerry Seinfeld Standup

That would have earned Jerry a whopping $110 million for the entire season, even more than what he earned from 1-9 seasons. But the tenth season was never filmed.

Jerry Seinfeld re-negotiated his terms with NBC about the backend equity and hiked it to 15% from 7.5%.

When the show first sold its syndication back in 1998, it generated $1.7 billion in revenue, which is the same as about $3 billion after adjusting inflation.

That earned Jerry $255 million, and if we adjust inflation, it is the same as earning around $900 million today.

If we take all the small and big earning into account, including salary, DVDs, merchandising, and syndication, we can say for sure that Jerry has earned more than $800 million from the show.

Besides the income from the sitcom.

Netflix Deal

According to Forbes, Seinfeld was named the highest-paid comedian for 2015, second-highest in 2016, and again highest in 2017, with an earning of $69 million.

Furthermore, Seinfeld had a deal with Netflix in January 2017 worth $100 million. The deal included rights to his interview series “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee” and two new stand-up specials.

Apart from all these, Jerry earns a hefty sum from numerous endorsement deals and his books.

Net Worth of Jerry Seinfeld in Different Currencies

Let’s have a look into Jerry Seinfeld’s net worth in different currencies as of June, 2022.

Currency Net Worth
Euro € 800,797,750
Pound Sterling £ 689,676,250
Australian Dollar A$ 1,277,834,550
Canadian Dollar C$ 1,192,340,250
Indian Rupee ₹ 71,050,262,500
BitCoin ฿ 29,150.32

Jerry Seinfeld Private Jets, Houses, and Cars

Private Jet

Gulfstream V

Like every other successful celebrity, Jerry Seinfeld likes to fly in style and also owns a Gulfstream V known for its long-range fights and safety features.

With a maximum altitude of 51,000 feet above the ground, the aircraft comes equipped with Rolls Royce engines.

The jet is the most luxurious and high-performing plane, which has 14 seats had roomy interiors.

The price for this ultra-luxurious jet is around $22 million.

Houses

Telluride home, Colorado, USA (Former Residence)

The property is located at Telluride, Colorado. It boasts 11 bedrooms and 11 full and 3 partial bathrooms. The property spans over 26 acres of land, and the house sits on 14,200 square feet, which features a bar, lofts, and a guest house.

The house additionally features magnificent views of sunshine and Wilson Peak. At the outdoor, it features 5,500 square feet of deck.

Seinfeld purchased this property back in 2007 for $7.55 million but was listed for sale in 2011 for $18.3 million.

Hampton mansion, New York (Current Residence)

The comedian purchased this New York mansion from rock star Billy Joel for the record price of $32 million in 2000. The mansion has been described as a splendid Tudor-style waterfront manor. The property sits on 14 acres of naturalized landscape.

Jerry Seinfeld Hampton Home
Jerry Seinfeld Hampton Home

The mansion boasts 24 rooms in total, combining three buildings and eight full and five partial bathrooms. Jerry’s master bedroom alone sits on 1,500 square feet area and features a balcony.

Some additional features of the house include 13 fireplaces, a gym, a gourmet kitchen, a bowling alley, a music room, a smoking bar, a wine cellar, and a guest cottage.

Lastly, the mansion has a 22 car garage which is still not sufficient for the comedian 47 porches.

New York apartment

Besides the massive mansion in Hamptons, the comedian also owns a lavish penthouse apartment in a post neighborhood in Manhattan, New York City.

The surrounding neighborhood is home to some well-known politicians.

Cars

With a net worth of a whopping $950 million, the comedian has enough found to buy some exotic cars. With his numerous fleet of cars, he makes other car fanatics a joke.

As his fame and wealth have grown over the years, Seinfeld has amassed quite an impressive collection of automobiles, specifically from German automaker Porsche.

In fact, the comedy star prizes his cars so much that he keeps them in a $1.4 million state-of-the-art garage.

He has over 80 cars from Porsche, and in total, the comedian has about 150 cars.

Well, it will take forever to go thru them one by one, but here are some of them worth mentioning.

Porsche Carrera GT

The cost of the car starts from $6 00,000 and can go up to a million dollars. The top speed of these supercars is 330 km per hour and can go from 0-100 in 3.5 seconds.

The car comes equipped with the 5.7-liter V10 engine and pumps 603 brake horsepower and 590-pound feet of torque. Among famous celebrities, Tiger Woods, Ralph Lauren are the proud owners of this car.

Porsche 959

The comedian purchased this silver mechanical marvel for $7 00,000. Only 337 units of the car were ever produced.

Despite the fact that he threw the hefty sum in this car, he won’t be able to drive this sleek wheel in the United States because it is not street legal and does not meet the necessary emission requirements.

The car comes equipped with a 2.8 liter twin-turbo flat-6 engine which produces 444 brake horsepower and 500-pound feet of torque.

Porsche 997 4.0 Cup Brumos Edition

The car cannot be valued, but if Jerry were to sell the car, it would probably be around $5 00,000. It is super rare, and only 5 of these can be found on the entire planet.

The car has a 3,996 CC DOHC Flat-6 cylinder engine which produces over 450 horsepower.

The car features Motec Engine Management System, 4-Wheel Ceramic Composite Disk Brake, and fully independent suspension with coil-over shock absorbers.

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS

Only 500 of these were ever manufactured, one of which was driven by actor James Dean. The car has a top speed of 14 miles an hour. The average price for the car today is around $5 00,000.

Porsche 962C

The car can cost up to $1.25 million, and you can get it if you are as lucky as Jerry.

Porshe
Jerry Seinfeld with One of His Porsche

The car has a 3.2-liter turbocharged Flat-six engine which can pump 750 brake horsepower.

Morgan Plus 4

Morgan Motor Company produced the car. The production ran from 1950 to 1969. The car starts at around $69,995.

Emmy-winning Jerry Seinfeld is a proud owner of 47 Porsches, one of the largest Porsche collections.

That is not the interesting part. What is more interesting about the collection is that he spent $1.4 million to renovate a two-story garage in Manhattan to store the cars.

Some of the most iconic cars in his garage are several vintage 911, 550 spyder, 10 Boxters.

If we are to take all his cars into account and calculate the worth, it would probably worth  from $50 million to $150 million.

Let’s just say that he has almost all the vintages from every era; let’s leave it to that.

Lifestyle and Vacations

Lifestyle

Jerry Seinfeld likes to be productive and stay motivated every day in his life.

His daily routine consists of meditation for a peaceful mind, working out to stay in shape, attending meetings, writing down all of the tasks he has to take care of.

The workout regime of Jerry Seinfeld includes exercising six times a week. He lifts weights for days and high-intensity interval training for three days.

As exercise is a crucial part of his daily routine, and eats six small meals a day.

Likewise, he likes to write every day, even it is just for five minutes.

For his breakfast, he likes eating oatmeal to maintain his cholesterol.

As per his day-to-day apparel, he loves Levi’s jeans, Gore-Tex jackets, Kramer’s athletic sneakers, and many more.

Rumors have it Jerry Seinfeld is a huge sneakerhead. As per estimation, he has over 500 pairs of white shoes.

Some of the most impressive sneakers in his collections are a pair of classic black and white Nike Cortez and Nike Huarache.

Vacations

There is not much information available regarding comedian’s vacations. But as per his social media, he can be seen enjoying his time with his family.

Charity

With the aim of helping alleviate poverty around the world, Jerry Seinfeld and his wife Jessica Seinfeld established Seinfeld Family Foundation in 2000.

The foundation hosts several charitable events every year and makes donations to worthy causes. By hosting events each year, Seinfeld raises money for GOOD+ and the Seinfeld foundation.

The Foundation has donated nearly $2 million to selected causes so far.

Similarly, Jerry Seinfeld has been actively involved in 13 more charitable foundations and supports about 16 causes.

Likewise, Jerry has his active involvement in the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation. The Foundation works to provide recreational and educational opportunities for at-risk girls and boys.

Charity
Jerry With his Family on Charity

Moreover, Jerry supports Autism Speaks which was founded in 2005. The organization tries to bring hope to individuals with a severe disorder of autism.

Furthermore, Jerry also supports the National Parks Conservation Association, a non-profit organization founded in 1919 to preserve the national historical, natural and cultural heritage for the upcoming generation.

Also, when the comedian is not busy with his work of his own, he gives his little time to the non-profit foundation “Exploring The Arts.”

The organization was established in 1999 with the aim to provide equality of art opportunities and resources to all.

Jerry is one of the seven celebrities who support this organization.

Movies and Television shows, Investments, Endorsements and Book Publications

Movies and Television Shows

The successful comedian, writer, producer Jerry Seinfeld has been a part of show biz for quite a long time and made an appearance on numerous small and big screens.

Most known for his sitcom “Seinfeld” has produced and wrote for several award-winning television series and movies.

The comedian’s most notable work is Seinfeld, Bee Movie, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, and Jerry Seinfeld:23 Hours.

According to IMDB, Jerry has 13 credits as a producer, 15 as a writer, 29 as an actor, and 4 credits as a director.

Similarly, he has won 19 awards out of 47 nominations, including 1 Prime Time Emmy.

Investments

Apart from numerous multi-million dollars mansions across the United States and $150 million worth of car collection, there is not much information available regarding his other business ventures.

But we don’t think that with a massive net worth of almost a billion dollars and numerous lucrative deals with streaming platforms worth hundreds of millions of dollars, he needs business.

He still has up and running shows from where he can make easy money.

Besides, he won’t even have time to indulge himself in ventures since there is a number of tours and shows in the pipeline.

Endorsements

Jerry Seinfeld signed his most lucrative endorsement deal with tech giant Microsoft worth $10 million back in 2008.

Books Publications

Apart from being a successful comedian Jerry Seinfeld is also a bestselling author. He has authored numerous books throughout his career.

One of the most notable books by the comedian is “Is This Anything.” The book was published on October 6, 2020. The book compiles some of the best jokes written by the comedian throughout his career of 45 years.

Career

While Jerry was in high school, he dated Shoshanna Lonstein for four years. It is rather surprising because he was 38 and she was just 17 years old.

Jerry met Jessica in 1998 at a sports club. She was set to marry a theater producer, but after returning from her honeymoon, she moved in with Jerry breaking up with her husband.

Wife
Mr. and Mrs. Seinfeld

Jessica’s husband filed for divorce just four months after the wedding.

Jessica and Jerry got married a year later and are together since. They have three children together.

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Facts About Jerry Seinfeld

  • Jerry once stopped filming the sitcom “Seinfeld” because he thought it was not funny enough.
  • His two favorite episodes from “Seinfeld” were “The Rye” and “The Pothole.”
  • He thinks the movie The Hangover should have stopped with the first movie.

FAQs

What’s the age difference between Jerry Seinfeld and his wife, Jessica?

Though the couple has been together for more than 20 years, they have a significant age difference. 17 Years.

How did Jerry Seinfeld get so rich?

Jerry Seinfeld made almost all of his money from his hit television show, Seinfeld.

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