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jerry seinfeld net worth

jerry seinfeld net worth

jerry seinfeld net worth

Jerry Seinfeld is worth about $500 million net worth after hitting the jackpot with his hit television show Seinfeld in the 1990s. He was able to parlay his success into a successful career in stand-up comedy. Here’s the breakdown of where he’s earned his fortune.

Money

It doesn’t hurt that Julia Louis-Dreyfus is the daughter of a billionaire financier, but the actress has made plenty of her own money and fame too, most recently with her star turn in “Veep” over seven seasons.

While not technically a cast member, Larry David is inseparable from the entire “Seinfeld” franchise, and he’s made an insane amount of money off the show and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” (Source: www.audacy.com)

Here’s a breakdown of how much much money Seinfeld the man has made from Seinfeld the show so far – and how every dollar has contributed to his aggregate net worth. (Source: www.bosshunting.com.au)

When Jerry Seinfeld teamed up with Larry David to create a show about nothing, he likely had no idea just how rich it would make him. Although “Seinfeld” the show has been off the air for over two decades, the money keeps rolling in for Seinfeld the person — he’s now worth an incredible $950 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. (Source: finance.yahoo.com)

In 1989, he co-created, wrote and starred on “Seinfeld,” which ran for nine years and nine seasons. By the show’s final season, Seinfeld was earning about $1 million per episode, Variety reported. He’s also made big money off syndication deals: Seinfeld made an estimated $400 million off reruns between 1995 and 2015, CNBC reported, and he will likely get a hefty cut of the profits from a recent Netflix deal to air the show for five years worth $500 million, Forbes reported. (Source: finance.yahoo.com)

“People don’t turn down money—it’s what separates us from the animals,” Jerry Seinfeld proclaimed as his character on a 1991 episode of Seinfeld. At that point, Seinfeld himself was making a comfortable $40,000 per episode as the lead of his two-year-old sitcom, which had recently cracked the Top 50 in Nielsen ratings. (Source: time.com)

Three decades later, Jerry Seinfeld has gotten more chances to turn down money than his character could have ever dreamed of. Seinfeld was a huge hit while on air—earning the comedian $267 million in 1998 alone—and then raked in billions after that year’s finale, first through record-breaking syndication deals, and now as a streaming juggernaut. On Oct. 1, the sitcom arrives on Netflix globally as a part of a five-year deal for reportedly north of $500 million, thanks to both its enduring observational humor and an escalating streaming war in which classic TV shows are being used as crucial weaponry. Here’s how the ’90s sitcom has continued to rake in profit—and how it fits into a rapidly shifting television ecosystem. (Source: time.com)

Tim Westcott, a media analyst at OMDIA, says that Netflix shelled out an eye-popping amount of money for Seinfeld for several reasons. “The main reason people subscribe is choice. You have to have a high volume of attractive content in addition to the standout originals, where there’s no guarantee they’re going to be breakout hits,” he says. Comparatively, Seinfeld is a known-property; it’s comforting, broken up into short episodes, and timeless in that its jokes are based on social situations as opposed to historical events. (Source: time.com)

Salary

Jerry Seinfeld is an American comedian, television producer, actor and car collector. Jerry Seinfeld's net worth is $950 million. Jerry earned the vast majority of his fortune thanks to the sitcom "Seinfeld" which has proven to be one of the most profitable shows in television history, in terms of syndication royalties. Jerry owns 15% of the show's backend equity points. So not only did he earn a fortune from base salary while the show was on, he has earned exponentially more in the years thereafter from global syndication sales.

Jerry earned $20,000 per episode during the show's 5-episode first season, for a total of $100,000. His per episode pay was doubled to $40,000 for the second and third seasons, for a total of $3.5 million. For seasons 4, 5 and 6, a total of 70 episodes, Jerry earned $100,000 per episode. That equates to $7 million. For seasons 7 and 8, a total of 46 episodes, Jerry's per episode salary was boosted to $500 thousand. That equates to $23 million. For season 9 Jerry earned $1 million per episode, totally $24 million for the season (which is the same as roughly $38 million after adjusting for inflation). He was the very first television actor to earn $1 million per episode. A record that was quickly broken when Tim Allen was paid $1.25 million the following year for his work on Home Improvement.

When you add it all up, Jerry earned just under $60 million in salary alone. Roughly the same as around $100 million after adjusting for inflation. (Source: www.celebritynetworth.com)

From the outset of Seinfeld, Jerry and Larry David each owned 7.5% of the show's backend equity points. At the peak of the show's success when Jerry and Larry were negotiating new deals with NBC, they were able to double their ownership stake to 15% each. When the show was first sold into syndication in 1998, it generated $1.7 billion in revenue. That left both Jerry and Larry with $255 million windfalls. As of this writing, Jerry and Larry have both earned at least $800 million off Seinfeld between salary, DVD, merchandise and syndication deals. Larry's net worth unfortunately was cut in half after he divorced Laurie Lennard in 2007. (Source: www.celebritynetworth.com)

The real excitement began when the show’s popularity and cultural sway reached all-new heights. At a revised salary of US$500,000 per episode, the forty-six episodes across season 7 and season 8 came to US$23 million. (Source: www.bosshunting.com.au)

Jerome Allen “Jerry” Seinfeld is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director. Do you wanna know Jerry Seinfeld Net worth? Have you ever think about How much money is he earning through Movies, Endorsements, and Salary? The total value of his Cars, House, Properties? Here you will be getting answered for all these questions. The Net Worth of American actor and singer Jerry Seinfeld is $960 Million. (Source: networthbro.com)

 

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