“Seinfeld” Co-Creators Are America’s Wealthiest Comedians
Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, co-creators of the hit 1990s TV comedy “Seinfeld”, are laughing their way to the bank as two of America’s wealthiest comedians with personal fortunes of $900 million and $800 million respectively, according to data by Wealth-X, the world’s leading ultra high net worth intelligence provider.
Both men significantly increased their fortunes through off-network syndication deals for repeats of the “show about nothing”, giving each at least US$400 million in the fifth syndication agreement early this year. Since the show ended in 1998 after a nine-year run on the NBC network, it has netted US$3.1 billion in fees for re-runs on US television channels.
David went on to create and star in “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, a critically acclaimed and commercially successful improvised comedy show on the HBO network, giving him sufficient additional income to pip Seinfeld and claim the top spot on the wealthiest comedians list.