Jerry Seinfeld is most famous for the semi-fictional role he played on the comedy show ‘Seinfeld’, loosely based on himself. He had received awards for being the funniest male performer in a television series. He is an American comedian and actor. He is also a writer and a film/ television producer. He co-wrote his hit show ‘Seinfeld’ along with Larry David.
He is an observational comedian with a great sense of humor and focuses on personal relationships between people. Comedy Central declared him as one of the greatest comedians of all time.
Jerry Seinfeld’s Parents – Kalman Seinfeld and Betty
Jerry’s father, Kálmán Seinfeld, worked as a sign maker. His mother, Betty (née Hesney), was of Syrian Jewish descent. His maternal grandparents, Selim and Salha Hosni, were immigrants who were originally based in Aleppo. While Jerry was still young, his parents decided to move to Massepequa, Long Island and took him and his sister Carolyn along with them. Jerry Seinfeld says that he inherited great sense of humor from his father and that his parents were always very loving.
Jerry Seinfeld’s Siblings – Carolyn Liebling
Jerry Seinfeld and his sister, Carolyn Liebling, enjoy a very close relationship. The brother and sister duo is one of New York’s power siblings. Carolyn manages Seinfeld’s business affairs and had done so right from the start. Jerry Seinfeld instituted a scholarship for students at LaGuardia High School, Manhattan and she administers this scholarship to the best of her ability.
Jerry Seinfeld’s Spouse – Jessica Seinfeld
Seinfeld met his wife, Jessica Seinfeld (previously Sklar) at the Reebok Sports Club. There was a bit of controversy concerning their meeting because at the time, Jessica was married to Eric Nederlander, a theatrical producer. She was a public relations consultant for Tommy Hilfiger and had just returned from a honeymoon in Italy. She ended up divorcing Nederlander and had a Christmas wedding with Jerry Seinfeld in 2009.
Jerry Seinfeld’s Children
1) Sascha Seinfeld
She is Jerry and Jessica’s first child and was born on November 7, 2000.
2) Julian Kal Seinfeld
He is the first son of Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld and was born on March 1, 2003. His middle name Kal is actually the first half of Jerry’s father’s name and also happens to be the first name of Jerry Seinfeld’s favorite super hero- Superman, aka Kal-El.
3) Shepherd Kellen Seinfeld
He is their second son and was born on August 22, 2005.
Jerry Seinfeld’s Net Worth
His net worth is estimated to be about $820 million.