Jerry Seinfeld or Jerome Allen Seinfeld is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer born on April 29, 1954. He portrayed a semi-fictionalized version of himself in the sitcom Seinfeld which he co-created and wrote with Larry David. The show aired on NBC from 1989 until 1998 and became one of the most acclaimed and popular sitcoms of all time. As a stand-up comedian he is known for his observational comedy. In 2004, Comedy Central ranked him as the 12th greatest stand-up comedian of all time.

Jerry Seinfeld
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Full NameJerome Allen Seinfeld
Date of BirthApril 29, 1954 (age 70 years)
Birth PlaceBrooklyn, New York, United States
Net Worth$1 Billion
Profession Actor, Television producer, Film Producer, Writer, Screenwriter, Stand-up comedian, Voice Actor
SpouseJessica Seinfeld
ChildrenSascha Seinfeld, Shepherd Kellen Seinfeld, Julian Kal Seinfeld
ParentsKálmán Seinfeld, Betty Seinfeld

Net Worth

Jerry Seinfeld the comedian and star of the famous sitcom “Seinfeld” has amassed a net worth of over $1 billion according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. This is the first time his wealth has been officially valued.

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Real Estate

In 2000 Jerry and Jessica purchased a 12-acre oceanfront estate in East Hampton, New York for a total of $32 million in three transactions. One of the sellers was Billy Joel. They then reportedly spent several million dollars on renovations, including building a large new house on the property and adding a private baseball diamond in the back of the property (Jerry is a massive Mets fan). The Hamptons property also boasts a 22-car garage.

In 2005 the Seinfelds spent $4 million on a townhouse in Manhattan, New York. Their main NYC home is the entire 19th floor of a building overlooking Central Park. Jerry reportedly spent many years renovating leading to the implementation of new rules against extended renovations by Upper West Side co-op boards, known as the “Seinfeld Law”.

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In 2007 the couple purchased a 27-acre estate in Telluride, Colorado for $7.55 million. A year later they acquired a separate 17-acre adjacent property for $2.3 million.

They initially listed the primary property for sale in 2011 for $18.3 million, removed the listing for several years and re-listed it in March 2021 for $14.95 million. At the same time they also listed the 17-acre adjacent property which has a four-bedroom home, for $2.775 million.

In February 2022 they sold the primary 27-acre property for $14 million.


Since the beginning 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.

This left both Jerry and Larry with $255 million windfalls. As of now both Jerry and Larry have earned at least $800 million from Seinfeld through salary, DVD, merchandise, and syndication deals. Unfortunately, Larry’s net worth was cut in half after he divorced Laurie Lennard in 2007.

Jerry Seinfeld
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When Seinfeld was sold to Hulu for $180 million in 2015, Jerry and Larry each earned $27 million. In a given year, they earn $40-50 million from syndication sales and show royalties. Between June 2017 and June 2018, Jerry Seinfeld earned $60 million and between June 2018 and 2019 he earned $40 million.

When Seinfeld sold to Netflix for $500 million in September 2019 both Larry and Jerry earned $75 million.

Early life and Education

Jerry Seinfeld was born on April 29, 1954, to a Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York City. His father Kálmán Seinfeld a sign painter, was from Hungary and collected jokes that he heard while serving in World War II. His mother Betty (née Hosni) and her parents Selim and Salha Hosni were Mizrahi Jews from Aleppo, Syria. Their nationality was stated as Turkish when they immigrated in 1917 as Syria was under the Ottoman Empire. Seinfeld has an older sister Carolyn.

Jerry Seinfeld
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Salha’s mother Garez Dayan, Seinfeld’s great-grandmother was a member of the Dayan rabbinic family who claim ancestry back to the Medieval Exilarchs, and from the Exilarchs back to the Biblical King David. Seinfeld’s second cousin is musician and actor Evan Seinfeld. Seinfeld grew up in Massapequa, New York and attended Massapequa High School on Long Island. At 16, he spent time volunteering in Kibbutz Sa’ar in Israel. He attended the State University of New York at Oswego and transferred after his second year to Queens College, City University of New York from which he graduated in 1976 with a degree in communications and theater.

Relationship of Jerry Seinfeld

In 1998 Jerry Seinfeld met his wife Jessica Seinfeld (née Sklar) at a New York City gym. They got married a little over a year later and have since raised three children together, Sascha (born in 2000), Julian (born in 2003), and Shepherd (born in 2005). The Seinfelds share a love for cats, support each other’s careers, and often make appearances on each other’s social media. They also share a mutual passion for philanthropy.

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Jerry Seinfeld dating 17 Year while he was 38

Jerry Seinfeld is best known for his role in the American sitcom Seinfeld which aired from 1989 to 1998.He has always had a nice-guy attitude about him However there has been some controversy surrounding his romantic life. In the early 1990s, Seinfeld dated Shoshanna Lonstein when he was 38 and she was 17. They met in Central Park in 1993 and despite claiming their relationship was initially based on friendship it was later revealed to be more than that.

At the time Lonstein was just 17 years old and the two ended up dating for four years. However Seinfeld said that their relationship did not begin in terms of being romantic and most likely sexual until Lonstein turned 18.

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Jerry Seinfeld and Shoshanna Lonstein
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The age difference between the pair naturally drew widespread and unwanted attention for Seinfeld, particularly in the American tabloids and gossip columns. Just after Lonstein turned 18 Seinfeld appeared on The Howard Stern Show and Stern in his typically confrontational manner attempted to address the rumors. He joked “So, you sit in Central Park and have a candy bar on a string and pull it when the girls come?” Seinfeld appeared rather disconcerted by the fact and he insisted that she was not as young as many thought. “She’s not 17, definitely not,” he said.

However just a month later Seinfeld appeared on the Howard Stern Show again contradicting his previous beliefs. “I didn’t realize she was so young,” he said. “This is the only girl I ever went out with who was that young. I wasn’t dating her. We just went to a restaurant, and that was it.”

Most asked Questions

Why was Jerry Seinfeld popular?
Jerry Seinfeld is best known for his groundbreaking eponymous sitcom Seinfeld, which he co-created and co-wrote with fellow comedian Larry David in 1989.

Is Jerry Seinfield Billionaire?
Yes, he is a Billionaire.

Did Jerry Seinfeld date a 17 year old?
Seinfeld’s controversial romance with Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss  who was a high school student whom he met in Central Park in 1993 when she was 17 and he was 38 has seen renewed interest on social media.

How many girlfriends does Jerry Seinfeld have?
He has 73 different girlfriends.

Is Jerry Seinfeld still married?
The 70-year-old comedian has been married to his wife Jessica Seinfeld since 1999, and they share three children together: sons Julian, 21, and Shepherd, 18, and daughter Sascha, 23.

What did Jerry Seinfeld go to jail for?
The pilots were forced to make an emergency landing in a small town in Massachusetts, where the friend group got arrested because they violated the Good Samaritan law.

How old wasJerry Seinfeld‘s girlfriend?
Lonstein Gruss, now a clothing designer, dated Seinfeld for four years beginning when she was 17 and he was 38.

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