We’re basically at the peak of net worths, with Larry David sitting at $800 million. In the beginning, he worked as a limo driver and clerk, while pursuing stand-up comedy in the evenings.
David wrote 62 out of 180 episodes of Seinfeld. Within those episodes, there was one, “The Contest”, for which he won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.
Whoopi Goldberg | $45 million
Whoopi Goldberg is a face that you see everywhere, and a name you would recognize anywhere, too. She’s a comedian, actress, author, talk show host, singer-songwriter, and political activist. As a side note, and many may not know this, but she has dyslexia and used to struggle with substance abuse. She fell into her big break when she landed the lead role in the movie, The Color Purple, which came out in 1985.
Another popular film of hers, called Ghost, where she played a psychic, came out in 1990. Today, you are able to see her regularly on the television show, The View, which tends to get pretty heated from time to time. In total, Goldberg has been nominated for roughly 80 awards and has won 50. What an accomplishment! All of them have led her to be worth $45 million.
Matt Groening | $600 million
The Simpsons is a show that we all have grown to know and love over the years, and it just so happens to be the longest-running show on American television. The creative mind behind the show? Matt Groening, who happens to be worth $600 million.
Thanks to the show, he has won twelve Emmy Awards and has even earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Presently, The Simpsons is on its 31st season and is obviously still a favorite among a lot of people.
Chelsea Handler | $40 million
If you aren’t familiar, Chelsea Handler is an American stand-up comedian, actress, author, and late-night talk show host. She has performed as a comedian all across the nation and is probably most famous for being the host of the popular show E! She has starred in television shows including, The Bernie Mac Show, My Wife and Kids, Weekends at the D.L, and The Practice.
Chelsea is a best-selling author who has written books relating to her life. She has been nominated for the People’s Choice Awards, Teen Choice Awards, and Women’s Image Awards, between the years of 2010-2013. Handler also has two Netflix series, called Chelsea Does, and Chelsea. All of this has a net worth looking like a nice $40 million dollars. We could live off that!
Rowan Atkinson | $130 million
Rowan started out and gained some popularity with a radio program called The Atkinson People, which aired during the mid-’70s. However, he’s probably most famous for co-writing and performing in The Black Adder, as Mr. Bean.
You can also find him in some other films, such as Love Actually, The Tall Guy, Never Say Never Again, and more. Atkinson is worth $130 million.