Guess How Much Money Seinfeld Has Earned Since 1998
It is no secret that Seinfeld is one of the most profitable television series of all time -- after all, Forbes has regularly estimated that Jerry Seinfeld makes over $60 million a year from the show's reruns alone. Still, just how much has the series earned since it went off the air in 1998? Prepare to have your minds blown.
The answer, which was buried in a Time Warner investor report late last month, is $2.7 billion. According to the New York Post:
The numbers indicate that reruns on regular TV have grossed $2.3 billion since 1998.
Revenues from cable were about $380 million, execs reported.
"Seinfeld" made 180 episodes during its nine-year run -- which means that each half-hour episode has earned more than $14 million so far.
While Jerry Seinfeld and Seinfeld co-creator Larry David have made fortunes off of their stakes in the series, co-stars Jason Alexander, Michael Richards and Julia Louis-Dreyfus get nothing but a cut of the Seinfeld DVD sales -- not to mention the occasional Curb Your Enthusiasm reunion paycheck. Giddyup.
· $einfeld rakes in $2.7 bil [NYP]