- Full Name: Michael Anthony Richards
- Born: 07/24/1949
- Place of Birth: Culver City, California, USA
- Occupation: Actor
- Marital Status: Married
Michael Richards Net Worth History
Michael Richards is best known for the nine years that he co starred in the hit television series “Seinfeld.” He played the part of Cosmo Kramer, Jerry Seingfeld’s neighbor. He was awarded three Emmys for his performance as supporting actor. This was the break that led to the building of Richards’ current net worth. His audition for the show was in 1989 and was so impressive that Seinfeld cast him for the role immediately. His amazing talent for comedic acting endeared him to the hearts of the public and helped the show to rise to phenomenal popularity.
About Michael Richards
Michael attempted to go out on his own with “The Michael Richards Show” in 2000, after “Seinfeld” completed its final season. He played the part of a private investigator on NBC. The show’s ratings failed to get off of the ground and lasted just 7 episodes. Richards had difficulty finding new roles, so he returned to standup comedy, hitting the night club scene. In 2006, Richards was performing as a stand up comedian when a heckler from the crowd, pushed him to become angry. Michael responded with a series of racist comebacks, which left a scar on his reputation and quickly hit social media. He made a public apology, but his career has suffered as a result. With offers few and far between, Richards has provided the voice only in “Bee Movie” (2007) and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (2009).
Richards is remorseful about the remarks that he made and he maintains that his career goals are still intact to bring laughter to those who will listen and to continue pursuing his career in comedic acting. He still feels that he made some worthwhile contributions to the entertainment industry as Kramer on “Seinfeld.”
Michael has had two marriages. He married Cathleen Lyons and the couple had one daughter in 1975. The marriage lasted for 18 years and the two divorced in 1993. He then married Beth Skipp, whom he had been dating for several years in 2010 and the two had a son, Antonio in 2011.
There is no doubt that Michael Richards rose to super stardom because of his supporting role on the “Seinfeld Show” for its nine year duration. Audiences and fans fell in love with the offbeat neighbor who pulled quirky off with magnificence. Achieving a net worth of $45,000,000 is no small feat. It is unlikely that his wealth will increase beyond this figure because of his acting or comedy career, unless there is a change of heart in the audience that took such exception to his racial outburst. It remains his hope, however, that they will remember the laughs that he brought to the world as Kosmo, and that they can find a way to forgive a moment of weakness. The 2006 event seemed to be one last straw that broke the camel’s back for his already sagging career in entertainment.