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George Shapiro Net Worth

George Shapiro net worth is

$50 Million



George Shapiro Wiki Biography

George Shapiro was born in The Bronx, New York City, USA; the date of his birth is unknown to the media. He is a very successful television and film producer, talent manager, probably best known for representing Andy Kaufman, a famous actor and entertainer, and actor Jerry Seinfeld. He is considered to be one of the most competent managers of all time. His career has been active since 1977.

So, have you ever wondered how rich George Shapiro is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that George counts his net worth at the impressive amount of $50 million, accumulated through his successful career in the entertainment industry, during which he has represented a number of talented celebrities.

George Shapiro Net Worth $50 Million

George Shapiro spent his childhood in his hometown, where he attended Public School 80, and there he met his future colleague Howard West. Upon matriculation, he enrolled at New York University, from which he graduated with a BA degree in Marketing and Advertising. Right after graduation, he was hired to work in the mailroom by the William Morris Agency in New York. He was very capable, so he quickly progressed in the company, and in no time he became an agent. One of his first jobs was to go to “The Ed Sullivan’s Show” with Elvis Presley, as his agent, which marked the beginning of an increase of his net worth. Subsequently, as he was very talented, George started to package some programs on his own, but still for the company, such as “The Steve Allen Show”, “That Girl” and “Gomer Pyle”, and began collaborating with some of the most memorable people in show business, including Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore and Carol Channing.

When he realized that he wanted and was able to become a personal manager and producer, he left the William Morris Agency and co-founded a new company called Shapiro/West Productions, together with his friend and colleague Howard West. Their debut project was the 1977 film “The Last Remake Of Beau Geste”, and other film titles that they produced included “Hearts And Diamonds” (1984), “Summer School” (1987), “Sibling Rivalry” (1990), among others, all of which added a considerable amount to his net worth. The most memorable show that they produced was the TV series “Seinfeld” (1989 – 1998), which became a Golden Globe, Emmy, and Peabody Award-winning series.

To speak further about his career, George was Andy Kaufman’s manager for many years, so he produced several films, shows and documentaries about him such as “Andy’s Funhouse” (1979), “Andy Kaufman Plays Carnegie Hall” (1980) and “A Comedy Salute To Andy Kaufman” (1995). Moreover, he was also the executive producer on the 1999 film “Man On The Moon”, which was also about Kaufman’s life and career. In the film, George made his debut appearance starring in the role of Mr. Besserman, while he was portrayed by Danny DeVito, and Jim Carrey appeared as Andy Kaufman, which also increased his net worth by a large margin.

More recently, George was the executive producer of the TV series “The Marriage Ref” (2010-2011), and the documentary film “The Bronx Boys Still Playing At 80” (2013), increasing further his net worth.

Thanks to his accomplishments, George has been nominated for and won several significant awards, including the Primetime Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Comedy Series for his work on “Seinfeld” in 1993.

When it comes to speak about his personal life, George Shapiro was married to Diane Barnett-Shapiro until 2005, when she passed away. In free time, he enjoys practicing Transcendental Meditation.



Net Worth $50 Million
Place Of Birth The Bronx, New York City, USA
Profession Producer, Actor, Miscellaneous Crew
Education New York University
Nationality American
Spouse Diane Barnett (m. ?–2005)
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0788509/
Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special
Movies Bert Rigby, You’re a Fool, Summer School, Summer Rental, In God We Tru$t
# Fact
1 Is portrayed by Danny DeVito in Man on the Moon (1999)
2 Former manager of Andy Kaufman
3 George Shapiro’s uncle is Carl Reiner, his aunt is Estelle Reiner, and his cousins are Rob and Lucas Reiner.

Producer

Title Year Status Character
The Bronx Boys Still Playing at 80 2013 Documentary executive producer
Colin Quinn: Long Story Short 2011 TV Special documentary broadway producer
The Marriage Ref 2010-2011 TV Series executive producer – 22 episodes
The Adventures of Captain Cross Dresser 2008 TV Movie executive producer
The Seinfeld Story 2004 TV Movie documentary executive producer
The Bronx Boys 2003 Documentary executive producer
Man on the Moon 1999 executive producer
Seinfeld 1989-1998 TV Series executive producer – 173 episodes
A Comedy Salute to Andy Kaufman 1995 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Sibling Rivalry 1990 executive producer
Bert Rigby, You’re a Fool 1989 producer
Elayne Boosler: Broadway Baby 1987 TV Movie executive producer
Summer School 1987 producer
Summer Rental 1985 producer
Hearts and Diamonds 1984 executive producer
Young Hearts 1984 TV Movie executive producer
Lewis & Clark 1981 TV Series executive producer – 1 episode
In God We Tru$t 1980 producer
Andy Kaufman Plays Carnegie Hall 1980 Video documentary executive producer
Andy’s Funhouse 1979 TV Movie producer
The Last Remake of Beau Geste 1977 executive producer

Actor

Title Year Status Character
Man on the Moon 1999 Mr. Besserman
Andy’s Funhouse 1979 TV Movie Diner

Miscellaneous

Title Year Status Character
Biography 1999 TV Series documentary footage courtesy of – 1 episode

Thanks

Title Year Status Character
American Masters 2012 TV Series documentary special thanks – 1 episode
The 8th Annual TV Land Awards 2010 TV Special special thanks
Bee Movie 2007 special thanks
The Spirit of ’76 1990 special thanks
The Andy Kaufman Show 1983 TV Special special thanks

Self

Title Year Status Character
Kaufmania! Documentary filming Himself
Funny: The Documentary 2013 Documentary Himself
Make ‘Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America 2009 TV Series documentary Himself – Manager of Carl Reiner / Himself – Manager of Andy Kaufman
The Last Lap 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Jerry Seinfeld, Submarine Captain 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Seinfeld: Inside Look 2004-2007 TV Series documentary short Himself
Queen of the Castle: The Elaine Benes Story 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Running with the Egg: Making a ‘Seinfeld’ 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Seinfeld: Jason + Larry = George 2005 Video documentary short Himself
The Breakthrough Season 2005 Video documentary short Himself
How It Began 2004 Video documentary Himself
When Stand-Up Comics Ruled the World 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Bronx Boys 2003 Documentary Himself
Comedian 2002 Documentary Himself
Biography 1999-2000 TV Series documentary Himself
The 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1993 TV Special Himself – Co-Winner: Outstanding Comedy Series

Won Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
1993 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Comedy Series Seinfeld (1989)

Nominated Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2016 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety Talk Series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (2012)
1998 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Comedy Series Seinfeld (1989)
1997 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Comedy Series Seinfeld (1989)
1996 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Comedy Series Seinfeld (1989)
1995 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Comedy Series Seinfeld (1989)
1995 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special A Comedy Salute to Andy Kaufman (1995)
1994 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Comedy Series Seinfeld (1989)
1992 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Comedy Series Seinfeld (1989)
1989 ACE CableACE Awards Comedy Special Elayne Boosler: Broadway Baby (1987)

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