If you're a fan of the Nineties, then you've probably heard of Seinfeld. And if you're not... well, you've probably still heard of Seinfeld! It's one of the most endearing sitcoms in the history of television, and one of the biggest moneymakers in syndication.
The show garnered success as it was airing and also in retrospect, being named the Number 2 Best Written Series of All-Time next to The Sopranos by the Writers Guild of America. The cast has also reached different levels of success, lending their talents to various other projects before and after the show.
Read on for the main Seinfeld cast members' net worths and yada yada yada!
14 Heidi Swedberg (Susan Ross) - $300,000
Heidi Swedberg was only on the show for a few story arcs, but she still has a pretty considerable net worth! After playing George's doomed fiancée on the show, she went on to star in guest spots on some other television hits of the decade including Murder, She Wrote, Northern Exposure, and Grace Under Fire.
She more recently made a guest appearance on the Disney Channel sitcom Wizards of Waverly Place. She also released a couple of albums in which she plays the ukulele with her band, Heidi Swedberg and the Sukey Jump Band!
13 Estelle Harris (Estelle Costanza) - $3 Million
Estelle Harris has an estimated net worth of $3 million, but the roles she played that contributed to nostalgic memories of your childhood are definitely priceless!
After her stint as the loud and outspoken Estelle Costanza on Seinfeld, Harris played Muriel on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and also voiced many Disney side characters, including that of Mrs. Potato Head in the Toy Story films. She is set to reprise the role in the upcoming fourth movie, with a release date set later this year!
12 Barney Martin (Morty Seinfeld) - $6 Million
At the time of his death, Barney Martin was worth an estimated $6 million. Tragically, he passed away in 2005 from complications with bladder cancer. However, his legacy and comedy definitely live on due to the popularity of Seinfeld today.
Martin had a long and varied career before his role as Jerry Seinfeld's father on the hit comedy. After a stint as an NYPD detective, he entered show business as a stand-in for Jackie Gleason in The Honeymooners. While he was a writer for The Steve Allen Show, famous producer and funnyman Mel Brooks saw his potential and offered him a role in his film The Producers. Martin acted in a number of other films like Arthur, South Pacific, and The Fantasticks!
11 Len Lesser (Uncle Leo) - $8 Million
Uncle Leo might have seemed like a smaller character on the show, but Len Lesser's net worth says otherwise! While he wasn't annoying Jerry on Seinfeld, Lesser acted in a number of different television programs, including another popular sitcom on the decade, Everybody Loves Raymond.
He first appeared on television in 1955 and kept up his career in show business from then on. He appeared on The Monkees, The Outer Limits, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and more. Lesser also starred in films like The Outlaw Josey Wales and Kelly's Heroes.
Upon his passing in 2011 at age 88, Seinfeld said, "Len was one of our favorites. We always loved having him on the show. I'll never forget when Uncle Leo was in prison and tattooed 'Jerry Hello' on his knuckles. He was a very sweet guy."
10 Wayne Knight (Newman) - $8 Million
Wayne Knight might have one of the more surprising net worths of the cast because he's probably been in a lot of roles you recognize! Besides enacting his schemes as Jerry's obnoxious neighbor Newman, he has also starred in Jurassic Park, Basic Instinct, and Space Jam, among other popular films.
Knight has also lent his voice to a number of different characters, including Al from Toy Story 2, Tantor in Disney's Tarzan, and Mr. Blick on the short-lived Nickelodeon series Catscratch. With his varied career and comedic abilities, Knight is a versatile and hilarious actor that is still starring a variety of projects today!
9 John O'Hurley (J. Peterman) - $8.5 Million
John O'Hurley originated the role of Elaine's wily boss on Seinfeld, but he has also had a long and varied career outside the show. After Seinfeld, O'Hurley appeared on the inaugural season of the popular reality program Dancing With The Stars. He emerged as the first season victor after a "grudge" match with the original champion, soap opera star Kelly Monaco. O'Hurley also hosted Family Feud for four years in the early 2000s.
Funny enough, the character of J. Peterman is based around an actual catalog mogul, also named J. Peterman. O'Hurley actually invested in his company in the late nineties and is now a part-owner of the real J. Peterman Company!
8 Jerry Stiller (Frank Costanza) - $12.5 Million
At the ripe age of 91, Jerry Stiller is doing extremely well for himself! He has been in show business since the '60s, where he started in comedy with wife Anne Meara. The two became a popular duo in the 1960s and 70s, making several appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show.
After Seinfeld, Stiller also starred in The King of Queens from 1998 to 2007 and received a joint Hollywood Walk of Fame star with Meara. They have two children, Amy and Ben Stiller, who are also both actors!
7 Liz Sheridan (Helen Seinfeld) - $15 Million
Liz Sheridan's rise to fame is definitely an interesting tale. In her younger days, she was a nightclub dancer in New York City who allegedly met a then-unknown James Dean! The two were supposedly engaged for a short time before Dean broke off the affair after being cast in a play.
In the 80s, she finally got her big break in ALF after being cast in a number of supporting roles in Moonlighting, The A-Team, and Cagney and Lacey. Though she's been laying low recently, she starred in a 2009 romantic comedy Play the Game with famous actor Andy Griffith!
6 Patrick Warburton (David Puddy) - $30 Million
Though he only appears in 10 episodes of Seinfeld, Patrick Warburton has a large net worth, mostly due to projects he took on after his time in the sitcom!
Warburton has worked on other sitcoms like Less Than Perfect and Rules of Engagement, but due to his deep and distinctive voice, he has also received many voice acting roles. You may recognize him in Family Guy, The Venture Bros., and also some more kid-friendly media like The Emperor's New Groove and Buzz Lightyear of Star Command. He has also forayed into video game voice acting, so don't be surprised if you hear him in your favorite title next time you play!
5 Michael Richards (Cosmo Kramer) - $45 Million
Though he delighted audiences everywhere as Kramer in Seinfeld, Michael Richards has had a few hiccups in his career along the way that have affected him for years after they occurred.
He started off strong, guest starring in popular sitcoms Cheers and later Mad About You (while he was playing Kramer). After Seinfeld ended, Richards continued to perform stand-up comedy shows in venues across the United States. However, after one notorious outburst in 2006, he retired from stand-up and has since kept a relatively low profile.
He continued to collaborate with buddy Jerry Seinfeld, who offered him roles in Bee Movie and Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. He also starred in the 2013-2014 sitcom Kirstie with Kirstie Alley, marking his first return to a starring role in television since his own failed 2000 sitcom, The Michael Richards Show.
4 Jason Alexander (George Costanza) - $50 Million
Jason Alexander has not repeated his Seinfeld-era success on the screen like some of his other co-stars, but he has always been extremely gifted on stage! In 1989, before the sitcom aired, he took home a Tony Award for Leading Actor for his performance in Jerome Robbins' Broadway. Since then, he has starred in a number of plays and musicals, even once taking over for Larry David in David's own play Fish in the Dark.
Alexander has been featured in a number of television guest spots and films. He co-starred with Richard Gere in Pretty Woman and voiced one of the gargoyles in Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a role that he reprised for the Kingdom Hearts video game series. Alexander has tried his hand at starring in a few sitcoms since Seinfeld, but unfortunately, none of them have survived to a second season.
3 Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Elaine Benes) - $200 Million
Julia Louis-Dreyfus is one of the most renowned actresses on our time, and it all started with Seinfeld! Her net worth is definitely a reflection of her talent and success that she's carved for herself in the industry.
Before playing Jerry's ex-girlfriend and best pal Elaine on Seinfeld, Louis-Dreyfus was in a number of films like Hannah and Her Sisters and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Post-Seinfeld, she was the leading lady for two long-running shows The New Adventures of Old Christine and VEEP. She has also been awarded more Emmys and Screen Actors Guild Awards than any other performer!
In 2017, Louis-Dreyfus announced her diagnosis of breast cancer, but nearly a year later, she is thankfully cancer-free and healthy.
2 Larry David (George Steinbrenner) - $400 Million
Larry David never appears on-screen in Seinfeld, but he might be one of the most vital players in the show's history. Not only did he provide the voice for the fictionalized version of George Costanza's boss, George Steinbrenner, but he also co-wrote and co-produced the series for a number of seasons!
In addition to Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David also owns a stake in the show. Reruns provide him with royalties not afforded to the other cast and crew. In addition to the success of his HBO project Curb Your Enthusiasm, David's involvement with Seinfeld has helped his fortune climb. However, when he divorced his wife in 2007, his net worth was halved, due to California laws. While we're not (exactly) sure what David has in his pocketbook, we're pretty sure it's a lot of cash!
1 Jerry Seinfeld (Himself) - $950 Million
He's the main man and the master of his domain! Jerry Seinfeld is at the top of the pack, with a net worth of $950 million. After his stint on the beloved sitcom, Seinfeld went on to direct his own animated film, Bee Movie, and create the acclaimed short subject series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
Seinfeld has raked in around $400 million since 1995 when the show became a syndicated program. Since he owns a stake in the show, along with Larry David, it is possible that re-runs of Seinfeld will ensure he always has a steady income.