George Shapiro Net Worth

George Shapiro Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

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.

Full NameGeorge Shapiro
Net Worth$50 Million
Place Of BirthThe Bronx, New York City, USA
ProfessionProducer, Actor, Miscellaneous Crew
EducationNew York University
SpouseDiane Barnett (m. ?–2005)
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special
MoviesBert Rigby, You're a Fool, Summer School, Summer Rental, In God We Tru$t
1Is portrayed by Danny DeVito in Man on the Moon (1999)
2Former manager of Andy Kaufman
3George Shapiro's uncle is Carl Reiner, his aunt is Estelle Reiner, and his cousins are Rob and Lucas Reiner.


The Bronx Boys Still Playing at 802013Documentary executive producer
Colin Quinn: Long Story Short2011TV Special documentary broadway producer
The Marriage Ref2010-2011TV Series executive producer - 22 episodes
The Adventures of Captain Cross Dresser2008TV Movie executive producer
The Seinfeld Story2004TV Movie documentary executive producer
The Bronx Boys2003Documentary executive producer
Man on the Moon1999executive producer
Seinfeld1989-1998TV Series executive producer - 173 episodes
A Comedy Salute to Andy Kaufman1995TV Movie documentary executive producer
Sibling Rivalry1990executive producer
Bert Rigby, You're a Fool1989producer
Elayne Boosler: Broadway Baby1987TV Movie executive producer
Summer School1987producer
Summer Rental1985producer
Hearts and Diamonds1984executive producer
Young Hearts1984TV Movie executive producer
Lewis & Clark1981TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
In God We Tru$t1980producer
Andy Kaufman Plays Carnegie Hall1980Video documentary executive producer
Andy's Funhouse1979TV Movie producer
The Last Remake of Beau Geste1977executive producer


Man on the Moon1999Mr. Besserman
Andy's Funhouse1979TV MovieDiner


Biography1999TV Series documentary footage courtesy of - 1 episode


American Masters2012TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode
The 8th Annual TV Land Awards2010TV Special special thanks
Bee Movie2007special thanks
The Spirit of '761990special thanks
The Andy Kaufman Show1983TV Special special thanks


Kaufmania!Documentary filmingHimself
Funny: The Documentary2013DocumentaryHimself
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America2009TV Series documentaryHimself - Manager of Carl Reiner / Himself - Manager of Andy Kaufman
The Last Lap2007Video documentary shortHimself
Jerry Seinfeld, Submarine Captain2007Video documentary shortHimself
Seinfeld: Inside Look2004-2007TV Series documentary shortHimself
Queen of the Castle: The Elaine Benes Story2006Video documentary shortHimself
Running with the Egg: Making a 'Seinfeld'2005Video documentary shortHimself
Seinfeld: Jason + Larry = George2005Video documentary shortHimself
The Breakthrough Season2005Video documentary shortHimself
How It Began2004Video documentaryHimself
When Stand-Up Comics Ruled the World2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Bronx Boys2003DocumentaryHimself
Biography1999-2000TV Series documentaryHimself
The 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Co-Winner: Outstanding Comedy Series

Won Awards

1993Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesSeinfeld (1989)

Nominated Awards

2016Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety Talk SeriesComedians in Cars Getting Coffee (2012)
1998Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesSeinfeld (1989)
1997Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesSeinfeld (1989)
1996Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesSeinfeld (1989)
1995Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesSeinfeld (1989)
1995Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SpecialA Comedy Salute to Andy Kaufman (1995)
1994Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesSeinfeld (1989)
1992Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesSeinfeld (1989)
1989ACECableACE AwardsComedy SpecialElayne Boosler: Broadway Baby (1987)

Known for movies

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