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It’s been sixteen years since Seinfeld went off the air, and still it’s hard to browse through TV channels and NOT find a rerun somewhere. For that reason, it might not be a big surprise that those very reruns have made Jerry Seinfeld the wealthiest actor in Hollywood.
Thanks to the latest round of licensing deals for Seinfeld reruns last year, comedian Jerry Seinfeld has landed as Hollywood’s wealthiest actor with a personal fortune of $820 million, according to Wealth-X, a Singapore-based company that tracks the ultra-rich.
The show about nothing that gave us the Soup Nazi and “yada yada yada” has generated $3.1 billion since going off the air on NBC in 1998, according to the Financial Times.
Forbes previously pegged Seinfeld’s wealth at a similar amount, but the actor disputed the publication’s estimates in an interview with Howard Stern.
There are likely more riches to come: Seinfeld hasn’t been made available on Apple’s iTunes Store or licensed to Netflix.
As much as I enjoy Seinfeld, the idea of putting it on Netflix is pretty dangerous. I already struggle enough with my binge-watching habits, and if Seinfeld showed up on there, I’m not sure I’d ever leave the couch.
Even though he’s making all that money on his reruns alone, Seinfeld hasn’t been resting. As we all know here in Peterborough, he still goes out and does standup shows.
Image source: The Peterborough Examiner
He also has a web series called Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. In each episode, he drives around with one of his comedian friends in a different rare or exotic car. Being a fan of comedy, cars AND coffee means I totally dig it. If you haven’t seen it, I recommend checking out the episode featuring Louis C.K.