Name: Jerome Allen Seinfeld
Born: Brooklyn, New York
Occupation: Comedian, actor and producer
Growing up an enormous New York Mets fan, Jerry Seinfeld was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 29, 1954. He is the son of Kalmen Seinfeld, a Ukrainian Jew, and Betty Hosni, a Syrian Jew. He has a sister name Carolyn Liebling.
Raised in Massapequa, New York, Jerry attended the Massapequa High School. Jerry would go on to attend the State University of New York at Oswego. However, after just his second year, he would transfer to Queens College, City University of New York and graduate with a communications and theater degree.
Jerry has been in several relationships in his lifetime. During the early days of his stand-up comedy career, he dated fellow comedian Carol Leifer, and they were engaged to be married, but he called it off. He would later date 17-year-old high school student Shoshanna Lonstein. It was in 1998 when he met Jessica Sklar and then married on December 25, 1999. They have three children: Sascha, Shepherd Kellen and Julian Kal. The family resides in New York City.
He showed interest in starting a career in stand-up comedy during college productions. Following his college graduation in 1976, Jerry auditioned for open-mic night at Catch a Rising Star in New York City. His performance helped him land an appearance on the Rodney Dangerfield HBO special. This also led him to have a small role on 1979 sitcom “Benson.” He was shortly later fired. For several years after, he had various appearances on the late-night talk shows with Johnny Carson and David Letterman.
Jerry got his big break with friend Larry David in 1988 when they created “The Seinfeld Chronicles” for NBC. Of course, the show would later be retitled “Seinfeld.” The show would go on to become a commercial and critical success, netting numerous Golden Globe and Emmy awards. Jerry would earn tens of millions of dollars per year just from syndication alone.
Although Jerry is mostly known for the sitcom, he has appeared in various motion pictures and television shows, including “Dilbert,” “Bee Movie,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “30 Rock.” He has also launched a very successful show called “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” which has also been a critical and commercial success.
He is an avid vintage automobile collector, and is a huge fan of Porsche. Jerry is very active in charities, launching the Baby Buggy, a charity that gives clothing and gear for underprivileged women and children. He has been active in meditation for 40 years. Also, Jerry has been involved in a few book projects, including writing the children’s book “Halloween” and writing the forewords for “Letters from a Nut” series of books and “Stories from a Moron.”
We estimate that Jerry Seinfeld’s net worth is $800 million (2016).
So how much is $800 million really?
$800 million could buy the world’s entire supply of Drake’s Coffee Cake and Junior Mints several times over. $800 million could also buy you all of the various “Seinfeld” apartments and restaurants that have been constructed all over the world.