Jerry Sinfield on Advertisements

Not sure if I fully agree with what Jerry Sinfield said but still, it‘s an entertaining acceptance speech.

Not all ads are lies and misrepresented. Most of the time, they are over-glorified and sugar-coated to make everything nice and sweet. Advertising, to me, is built on desires and emotions. Deep down, we want to be sold something. Weave in storytelling elements, tap on human connections, and in the end, let the audience form the conclusion. It‘s effective and memorable.

P.S I just looked him up in Wikipedia and here‘s what I discovered:

According to Forbes magazine, Seinfeld‘s annual earning from Seinfeld in 2004 was US$267 million, placing him at the top of the celebrity “money rank“ that year. He reportedly turned down US$5 million per episode, for 22 episodes, to continue the show for a tenth season.

Seinfeld earned US$100 million from syndication deals and stand-up appearances in 2005 and US$60 million in 2006. He also earned US$10 million for appearing with Bill Gates in Microsoft‘s 2008 advertisements for Windows.

Between June 2008 and June 2009, Seinfeld earned US$85 million, making him the world‘s highest-paid comedian during that 12-month period.[69] In 2013, Forbes documented Seinfeld‘s annual income as US$32 million. In mid-2013, Seinfeld disputed Forbes‘ claims regarding his income and net worth on the radio show of Howard Stern. On 21 May 2014, with an estimated net worth of $820 million, he emerged as the wealthiest actor alive according to the Wealth-X Hollywood and Bollywood Rich List.