Everyone has their hobbies, even celebrities. And having a net worth of a couple hundred million dollars means expensive hobbies. Take Jerry Seinfeld, an American stand-up comedian and known for his sitcom “Seinfeld,” for example. What you may not know is that Jerry Seinfeld has a fantastic car collection, considered to be one of the most valuable in the United States.
1. Seinfeld’s talk show, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” features his collection.
A creative take on the traditional talk show, Seinfeld takes each episode’s special guest for a spin in a car from his collection, always stopping in a local town’s greasy spoon and chatting over coffee and diner food. The show’s first nine seasons were on the digital network Crackle, but it moved to Netflix in 2018 for its tenth season. Seinfeld recently appeared on “The Ellen Show” with Ellen DeGeneres, who guest stars on an upcoming episode of Seinfeld’s show; see a clip from his visit to “The Ellen Show” below.
2. Porsche is an obvious favorite.
At one time, he owned a record 46 Porsche models in the over 150 car collection. The age of these cars range from classics and antiques, to more contemporary creations. Highlights of this smaller set are a rare 959, the first 911 ever produced from 1963, and a 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder, similar to the one James Dean died in. And while he seems to favor vintage and classic Porsches, we think Jerry Seinfeld would love the 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T, as it’s a call-back to the original model built in 1968.
3. His Porsche collection sold for over $22 million in 2016.
The annual Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island Auction sees a plethora of different sports, racing, exotic and classic cars roll through. At the 2016 auction, Seinfeld sold seventeen cars from his Porsche collection, for a total of $22,244,500. The 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder, mentioned above, sold for $5,355,000.
4. The cars are housed in a $1.4 million garage in Manhattan.
The 3-story, subterranean garage also has 4 separate garage spaces, a fleet management team, an elevator, and a 850-square foot living quarters that includes a club room with a pool table, a kitchenette and bathroom, and an office. Seinfeld can access a live feed of the interior and exterior of the complex through a link on his smartphone. Yeah, we’d want to closely monitor that too.