Julia Louis-Dreyfus Net Worth

How much is Julia Louis-Dreyfus Worth?

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus net worth:
$250 Million

Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Salary

$500 Thousand Per Episode

Julia Louis-Dreyfus net worth and salary: Julia Louis-Dreyfus is an American actress who has a net worth of $250 million. Julia Louis-Dreyfus is probably most famous for playing the role of Elaine Benes on the long-running television sitcom "Seinfeld". She played the role of Elaine on Seinfeld for nine seasons between 1989 and 1998. Born January 13, 1961, in New York City, Julia is the eldest daughter of billionaire financier Gerard Louis-Dreyfus. Gerard is the French born former Chairman of the Louis-Dreyfus Group. He is worth $4 billion. Julia's great-great grandfather, Léopold Louis-Dreyfus, founded the Louis-Dreyfus Group, an international commodities and shipping conglomerate, in 1851. Julia's parents divorced when she was one. She attended Northwestern, University but dropped out before graduating to pursue an acting career. At the age of 21, she landed a spot on the cast of Saturday Night Live and stayed with the show from 1982-1985. In the years after Seinfeld Julia has appeared on several shows that received critical acclaim. Her most recent show Veep, which ran from 2012 to 2019, was one of the most popular and critically acclaimed comedies on HBO.

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Is Julia Louis-Dreyfus a billionaire?
Technically, at this exact moment, Julia is not a billionaire. Furthermore, when she does end up receiving an inheritance from her father's estate she will have to split the money with several siblings and a step-mother. When combined with her current net worth, future royalties and real estate, it's very likely that Julia will be worth well over $1 billion at some point in her life. Perhaps not the reported $3 billion, but enough to give Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld a literal run for their money. When Rolling Stone Magazine asked about Julia's future inheritance, she denied reports of her 10 figure net worth, but acknowledged that her father's business was indeed worth billions.

Gerard Louis-Dreyfus died on September 16, 2016 at the age of 84. During his lifetime he was married twice. His first marriage, to Julia's mother Judith LeFever Bowles, lasted from 1959 to 1962. He married Phyllis Blakenship in 1965. They had two daughters.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been married to comedian Brad Hall since 1987. They met while studying at Northwestern University and today they have two children together.

Michael Richards Seinfeld Salary: For the first several seasons of Seinfeld, supporting cast members Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards and Jason Alexander earned a nominal amount of money for their work on the show. They successfully negotiated raises before season 5 in 1993 that had them each earning $150,000 per episode, roughly $3.8 million per season. In May 1997, the supporting cast members held out for a massive raise, hoping for $1 million per episode. The network countered with $200,000, then $400,000. They ended up receiving $600,000 per episode for the show's final season, which worked out to around $15 million a piece. That's the same as earning around $24 million today. In total, before inflation, the supporting cast members earned approximately $45 million in base salary from Seinfeld.

Seinfeld Syndication Earnings: Contrary to popular belief, Julia, Michael and Jason do not make significant amounts of money from Seinfeld's syndication deals which have totaled nearly $4 billion as of this writing. In order to make money from syndication sales, one needs to have equity ownership percentage points on the show. The supporting cast did not ever receive backend points on the show. They do receive royalties from when the show airs, but these payments equate to hundreds of thousands per year at most, not millions as many assume. By contrast, Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld each earned $250 million in 1998 alone from syndication sales. Even a full decade later, Larry and Jerry were earning at least $50 million per year from syndication points. While they were denied backend points in 1997, they were able to negotiate profit-sharing points on the DVD sales which resulted in a moderate windfall back when people bought DVDs.

Veep Salary: For the final seasons of Veep, Julia was paid $500 thousand per episode. With endorsement deals and other income sources she earned around $8 million per year in recent years, enough to make her one of the five highest-paid TV actresses in the world.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Net Worth

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Net Worth:$250 Million
Salary:$500 Thousand Per Episode
Date of Birth:Jan 13, 1961 (59 years old)
Height:5 ft 2 in (1.6 m)
Profession:Comedian, Actor, Television producer, Voice Actor
Nationality:United States of America
Last Updated:2019

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Earnings

  • The New Adventures of Old Christine
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