Eddie Murphy Net Worth, How did the professional actor and comedian acquire his wealth? Find out more interesting facts about Eddie Murphy Net Worth, his life and career.
About Eddie Murphy
He is an American actor, comedian, writer, singer, and producer from Brooklyn, New York. Eddie Murphy is a very successful comedian, who has been ranked as #10 on Comedy Central’s list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time.
Eddie Murphy has received many nominations and awards for his incredible performances in ‘The Nutty Professor’, ‘Dreamgirls’ and ‘Norbit’.
As of today, Eddie Murphy Net Worth is $120 Million. Read on to find out more about Eddie Murphy Net Worth.
|Full Name:||Edward Regan Murphy|
|Date of Birth:||April 3, 1961|
|Net Worth:||$120 Million|
Eddie Murphy Early Life and Career
Edward Regan Murphy aka Eddie Murphy was born in Brooklyn, New York on the 3rd of April, 1961. His mother Lillian was a telephone operator, and his father, Charles Edward Murphy, was a transit police officer and an amateur comedian/actor.
After his father’s death, his mother became ill, and he and his older brother Charlie had to live in foster care for one year. When he was 15 years old, he was writing and performing his own routines, which were heavily influenced by Richard Pryor and Bill Cosby.
In 1981, Murphy started his career as a comedian on NBC’s popular late-night comedy show ‘ Saturday Night Fever’.
Murphy started to perform periodically on the show after one night when a few minutes of airtime was left without any content, and he was asked to fill it with his stand-up performance.
His successful performance was delightful and he became one of the main comedians on the show. He created memorable characters such as Mister Robinson, who was an urban version of TV’s Mister Rogers and an illiterate convict and poet named Tyrone Green.
In 1982, Murphy had his debut film performance and he starred in ’48 Hours’.
Then two years later, his performance in the film ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ made him a worldwide superstar and he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for the movie.
Murphy’s next successful movie was a romantic comedy, ‘Coming to America’, with Arsenio Hall which also became a huge success.
He appeared in the comedy ‘The Nutty Professor’ in 1996 which was a success at the box office. Murphy also voiced the role of the donkey in ‘Shrek’ movie franchise.
His next performance was in the movie ‘Dreamgirls’ in 2006. Thereafter, he appeared in movies including ‘Meet Dave’, ‘Imagine That’ and ‘Tower Heist’.
Highlights of Eddie Murphy Career:
Beverly Hills Cop (Movie, 1984)
Coming to America (Movie, 1988)
Boomerang (Movie, 1992)
Vampire In Brooklyn (Movie, 1995)
The Nutty Professor (Movie, 1996)
Life (Movie, 1999)
Shre (Movie, 2001)
Dreamgirls (Movie, 2006)
Golden Globes (Best Performance by an Actor, 2007) – Won
Mr. Church (Movie, 2016)
Eddie Murphy Net Worth
As of 2019, Eddie Murphy Net Worth is $120 Million. Eddie Murphy Net Worth is earned from his career as an actor and a comedian.
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