Jerome Allen Seinfeld, born April 29, 1954, is an American comedian, actor, writer, and producer. He gained fame for the iconic TV sitcom “Seinfeld,” created alongside Larry David, which aired from 1989 to 1998. Besides TV, he has also made a mark in films, with credits like “Bee Movie,” and other series such as “The Marriage Ref” and “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” He has received numerous Emmy and Grammy nominations and has been ranked among the greatest stand-up comedians.
Personal life highlights include his marriage to Jessica Seinfeld and their three children. He’s a New York Mets fan, a left-hander, and has caused some stir in the past by suggesting he might be on the autism spectrum, a claim he later clarified. Seinfeld has also been involved in various political campaigns and causes, contributing to both Republican and Democratic candidates.
Financially, Seinfeld has been a mainstay on Forbes’ list of top-earning celebrities, refusing even a $5 million per episode offer to extend “Seinfeld” for a 10th season. His earnings have also come from syndication deals, stand-up performances, and brand endorsements.
He has a long-standing practice of Transcendental Meditation and has collaborated with Bob Roth and the David Lynch Foundation to promote its benefits. In terms of charity, Seinfeld has been active through auctioning items for causes and co-founding the Good+Foundation, aimed at fighting family poverty.
Seinfeld is a well-known car enthusiast with an extensive collection, primarily of Porsches. He even built a $1.4 million two-story garage in Manhattan to house some of them. Seinfeld also had a near-miss in a 1967 Fiat 500 due to brake failure, but fortunately, no one was hurt. Additionally, he is a connoisseur of high-end espresso machines, owning several that range in the thousands of dollars.