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Richest comedian in the world in 2018

Comedians are people who make us laugh and sometimes cry (from happiness, of course). We can`t even imagine how difficult is to be a comedian, you have to do great work: you have to survey the situations around you and pick out the most interesting ones, then to present them in a particular way, using a specially marked vocabulary and expressions to make people laugh; you have to smile despite your mood, you have to work hard, and moreover you have to be charismatic. Maybe this is why really good comedians are highly paid. So we are going to tell you about the richest comedian in the world, continue reading to find out who he is!

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Who is the richest comedian in the world in 2018?

Will the answer to the question "who's the richest comedian in the world?" surprise you? This is Jerome (Jerry) Allen Seinfeld - actor and screenwriter whose net worth is $820 million according to thedailyrecords.com.

Jerry Seinfeld was born in 1954 in Brooklyn. He grew up in New York, and after graduating from school for some time was engaged in volunteer activities in Israel. But after six months in Israel, Seinfeld returned to his native New York, where he went to the University of Oswego. By that time he did not know that he was to become number 1 comedian in the world. As a young man he took up stand up comedy and go on reading to know the result!


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How did the richest comedian in the world 2018 manage to earn his fortune?

Jerry Seinfeld made his debut as a stand-up comedian on the stage of the comedy club Catch a Rising Star in 1976. In 1979, Seinfeld played a minor role in the sitcom Benson. And in May 1981, Jerry impressed everyone by his performance in Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. This brilliant debut opened the door to all the popular shows on the central TV channels to Jerry. In 1989, Jerry Seinfeld together with Larry David wrote the script for the TV series Seinfeld. But he became famous after he played the leading role in this comedy series (yes, he actually played himself). The series was broadcast on NBC channel from 1989 to 1998. The script for this series was written by Jerry Seinfeld in collaboration with Larry David. Besides, in two last seasons, the actor was at the same time an executive producer of the series.

After a resounding success on television, he co-wrote the script for the comedy animated film “Bee Movie” in 2008, and also voiced the leading character Barry Bee Benson. A little bit later, along with the entire team of the Bluefield television series, the actor appeared in the seventh season of the television series by Larry David “Curb Your Enthusiasm” on HBO.

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By the fourth season, the work of Seinfeld became the most famous comedy series on American television, and Jerry, having played the leading role, gained unprecedented popularity as a comedy actor. The last episode of the series was released in 1998, but till day, fans of the show go on watching DVDs with the best releases.

After the end of the show, Seinfeld took up stand-up again. In 1998, he went on tour around the states called “I'm Telling You for the Last Time,” speaking with his monologues and miniatures. In the late 1990s, Apple Computer developed a new advertising slogan “Think Differently.” The company shot a 60-second promo video, which featured some of the most prominent celebrities who think differently than others: Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King, and others. Later, this video was reduced to 30 seconds, and Jerry Seinfeld was involved in it. Until 2007, Seinfeld acted on various television shows.

On February 25, 2007, at the 79th Oscar Awards, he announced the winner in the nomination “Best Documentary.” Before presenting the award, he delivered a comedic monologue. In 2008, the actor was again invited to present the Oscar award for the Best Short Animation Film nomination. The same year, he starred in a series of Microsoft commercials.

Jerry Seinfeld is not only the richest movie actor but also the author of best-selling books. His book Seinlanguage brought him extreme fame. Released in 1993, the book became the bestseller according to the New York Times magazine. In 2003, together with illustrator James Bennett, the actor released a children's book titled “Halloween.”

Other films and shows starring Jerry Seinfeld are:

Top Five (2014)Comedian (2002)The Thing About My Folks (2005)Bee Movie (2007)Eddie (1996)Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm (1999)Jerry Before Seinfeld (2017)If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast (2017)Inside Amy Schumer (2017) and many others

“I am so busy doing nothing… that the idea of doing anything – which as you know, always leads to something – cuts into the nothing and then forces me to have to drop everything.” – Jerry Seinfeld.

We can see that Jerry Seinfeld is an outstanding personality not only financially but also as a personality. He is the richest comedian and actor who worked hard. We appreciate his talent and still waiting for his new projects. 

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