Larry David created “Seinfeld,” one of the most successful sit-coms in television history, so how did it change him? It gave him lots of money, but he still lacks the confidence to say hello to a woman in a bar, he says in a new “60 Minutes” interview.
David couldn’t avoid firing off a barrage of acerbic one-liners in new preview of his conversation with Charlie Rose.
When asked what he got out of creating “Seinfeld,” the best he could come up with was, “It gave me money.”
“Lots of money,” said Rose with a quick smile.
According to one estimate, David has a net worth of around $900 million, counting earnings from “Seinfeld” and his HBO show “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”
Seinfeld, in contrast, is said to be worth $800 million. That compares to about $390 million for David Letterman, the third richest comedian, according to the estimate.
For his part, David said media reports about his wealth have been grossly exaggerated over the years. “First, my wife took half of it in the divorce,” he bellows.
But all the money and success in the world hasn’t given him confidence, he confides.
Rose seems to be obsessed about the comedians earnings. During a radio preview of the show he brought it up again, according to deadline.com
Rose also took David back to his old Brooklyn neighborhood. But try as he might he couldn’t get a rise out of the deadpan comedian.
“It doesn’t touch you?” Rose said.
“Nope completely devoid of it,” David replies.
“What kind of heart do you have?” asks Rose.
Apparently one made out of solid gold.
David is currently making his Broadway debut in a play he wrote titled Fish in the Dark. It’s a comedy about a man who is dying.
Check out the preview below and catch the interview on CBS Sunday (Mar. 1)