Larry David Net Worth

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Larry David net worth:
$400 Million

Larry David net worth and salary: Larry David is an American writer, producer, comedian and actor who has a net worth of $400 million. Larry was born on July 2, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York. His father was a men's clothing manufacturer. He attended Sheepshead Bay High School then the University of Maryland, College Park. After graduating he held various odd jobs including working as a store clerk and a limo driver, while also practicing his stand up at night. From 1980 to 1982 he was a writer and castmember on the ABC sketch show Fridays. He was then a writer for Saturday Night Live from 1984 to 1985. He famously only got one of his sketches on the air while at SNL. He worked with future Seinfeld stars Michael Richards on Fridays and Julia Louis-Dreyfus on SNL.

Creation of Seinfeld: In 1989 Larry teamed up with Jerry Seinfeld to create a pilot for NBC which was originally titled The Seinfeld Chronicles. That eventually became Seinfeld. Larry was the co-creator and executive producer of Seinfeld which ran 180 episodes between 1989 and 1998. David Larry wrote 62 episodes of Seinfeld (out of 180), including the episode "The Contest" which ended up winning him an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.

Larry David Seinfeld Syndication Earnings: As you might assume, Larry earned the vast majority of his net worth thanks to his association with the massively successful Seinfeld. From the outset of the show, Larry and Jerry each owned 7.5% of the show's backend equity points. At the peak of the show's success in the mid-1990s, the duo negotiated a deal with NBC that boosted their points to 15% a piece. Part of that boost also came from Larry and Jerry buying out an equity owner who was looking to cash-out. The show was first syndicated in 1998. That first deal generated $1.7 billion in revenue, giving Larry and Jerry each a $250 million windfall. In an average year, he makes $40-50 million between syndication, DVD sales, merchandise and other platform royalties. In some years that number can be much higher. In 2015 Larry earned a total of $80 million after Hulu paid $180 million to acquire Seinfeld's streaming rights, giving both Larry and Jerry an extra $30 million. In the last two decades, Seinfeld has generated well over $4 billion in syndication revenue, roughly $17 million per episode. As of this writing, Jerry and Larry have both earned at least $800 million off Seinfeld between salary, DVD, merchandise and syndication deals.

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

Larry is also the creator and executive producer of the HBO sitcom "Curb Your Enthusiasm" which has aired 90 episodes since 2000.

Unfortunately, Larry's net worth took a pretty large hit after his divorce from ex-wife Laurie in 2007. Larry reportedly paid Laurie 50% of his net worth at the time. That resulted in a $200-300 million settlement that includes future syndication income from both Seinfeld and Curb.

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Larry David Net Worth

Larry David

Net Worth:$400 Million
Date of Birth:Jul 2, 1947 (72 years old)
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
Profession:Actor, Television producer, Screenwriter, Comedian, Film Producer, Writer, Voice Actor
Nationality:United States of America
Last Updated:2019

Larry David Earnings

  • Seinfeld
    from the sale of the syndication rights to the show
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