The Observer has released their list of the richest athletes, musicians, comics, anchors and media executives in New York City. Every year the Observer puts out “the rich list” usually covering NYC’s weathiest athletes and musicians, but after that, the categories vary year to year. This year, The Observer took a look at New York’s richest comics. It’s no surprise that Jerry Seinfeld topped a list filled with luminaries that included Larry David, David Letterman, Adam Sandler, Bill Murray, Ricky Gervais, Jon Stewart, Chris Rock, Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert. Unlike the Forbes list released earlier this fall, the Observer list focuses on total net worth- not annual earnings of the last year which explains why Forbes list luminaries like Amy Schumer and Jim Gaffigan aren’t on the Observers list.
Despite that Seinfeld and Larry David co-created NBC’s Seinfeld, and David went on to have a second hit television series after Seinfeld ended, Jerry’s net worth is more than double that of his friend and colleague. Jerry topped the list with a net worth of $870 million. L.D., meanwhile tied with David Letterman for a strong second place finish with a 400 million dollar net worth. Sandler remained close behind with a $360 million empire, but after Sandler, the numbers drop off a bit. Down to $140 million for comedy legend Bill Murray, and Chris Rock, Gervais and Jon Stewart are reported as having net worths of $70 million, $80 million and $90 million. Tina Fey has a respectable $65 million holding in ninth place, and Late Show host brings up the rear of the list with $45 million.
Now you can know with certainty how much ‘lesser than’ you are if you live in NYC.
Read more at observer.com.