Michael Richards has an estimated net worth of $45 million. Michael Anthony Richards was born July 24, 1949 in Culver City, California. He is an American actor and comedian, best known for his role as Cosmo Kramer on the hit 90's sitcom "Seinfeld". He attended the California Institute of the Arts, but graduated with a BA in drama from The Evergreen State College in 1975. During this time period he also had a short lived improv act with Ed Begley Jr. During the Vietnam War he was drafted, and served in the Army for 2 years. He got his first big TV break in 1979, appearing on Billy Crystal's first cable TV special. His role as Kramer came in 1989. The show was off to a slow start, but by the mid 90s it had become one of the most popular sitcoms on TV. Richards won more Emmys than any other cast member, taking home the award Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 1993, 1994, and 1997. Richards was also the original actor considered for the lead role on the show "Monk". For a short time he was married to former casting director Cathleen Lyons, and they had a daughter together. They divorced in 1992. In 2007 Richards got engaged to actress Beth Skip. He currently resides in Glendale, California.