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Jerry Seinfeld Reveals He May Have a Place on Autism Spectrum

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By    |   Friday, 07 Nov 2014 01:42 PM

Jerry Seinfeld sat down with NBC News' Brian Williams this week and revealed that he thinks he has a place on the autism spectrum.

Seinfeld — best know for his namesake comedy show and, later, for his web series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" — told Williams on Thursday's "Nightly News" that he's become more convinced over the years that he fits the autism description.

"I think, on a very drawn-out scale, I think I'm on the spectrum," the 60-year-old said, according to USA Today. "You know, never paying attention to the right things. Basic social engagement is really a struggle. I'm very literal. When people talk to me and they use expressions, sometimes I don't know what they're saying."

Seinfeld told Williams, though, that he doesn't see his social stumbles as a disability.

"I don't see it as dysfunctional," he said. "I just think of it as an alternate mindset."

In May, Wealth-X named Seinfeld the world's richest entertainer on its Hollywood and Bollywood Rich List, worth $820 million on the strength of his "Seinfeld" syndication deals, which are worth $400 million alone.

"Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" kicked off its fifth season Thursday with Seinfeld and Kevin Hart, the star of such movies as "Ride Along" and "About Last Night."

Seinfeld acts as the executive director of the web series, which costs about $100,000 per episode to produce, according to Variety.

Seinfeld revealed in September that Joan Rivers had agreed to appear on "Comedians in Cars" this season but had to postpone because of her throat procedure, which ultimately led to her death Sept. 4.



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