Larry David Net Worth
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 Michael Richards on Fridays and Julia Louis-Dreyfus on SNL. He teamed up with Jerry Seinfeld in 1989 to create a pilot for NBC which was originally titled The Seinfeld Chronicles. That eventually became Seinfeld. As you might assume, Larry earned the vast majority of his net worth thanks to his association with the massively successful 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 and Jerry Seinfeld each own 25% of the show's equity. Larry's real financial windfall came when Seinfeld was sold in to syndication to Columbia Tristar for $1.7 billion. On the day that deal closed, Larry personally earned $250 million. 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 Larry and Jerry an extra $45 million. In the last two decades, Seinfeld has generated well over $3 billion in syndication revenue, roughly $17 million per episode. 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 coughed up 50% of his net worth at the time. That resulted in a $200-300 million settlement that included future syndication income from both Seinfeld and Curb.
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Larry David Earnings
- Seinfeld$200,000,000from the sale of the syndication rights to the show