Eddie Murphy is an actor, comedian, producer, and director from the United States. Eddie Murphy is worth $200 million dollars. Eddie Murphy is one of the actors who has made the most money in the history of movies. As of the time, this was written, his movies have made nearly $7 billion at the box office around the world. That makes him the sixth best-paid American actor of all time. Eddie was always one of the best-paid actors in the world in the late 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. He usually made $20 million per movie. Eddie has easily made more than $300 million from his salaries and royalties so far in his career. Eddie was paid $70 million by Netflix in 2019 to make a number of comedy specials.
|Net Worth:||$200 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Apr 3, 1961 (61 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Singer, Musician, Television producer, Screenwriter, Voice Actor, Film Producer, Film director, Stand-up comedian, Comedian|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
- Earned $4,500 per SNL episode in 1981
- The salary was bumped to $30k per ep the following season
- Earned $14 million for the first “Beverly Hills Cop”
- With backend points, earned $60 million for “Nutty Professor II”
- Has earned at least $300 million in movie salary during his career
- Received $70 million from Netflix in 2019 to record a series of specials
- Paid ex-wife Nicole a $15 million divorce settlement in 2006
- Has 10 children
- In 2007 Eddie paid $15 million for a private island in the Bahamas
- His Beverly Hills mansion is worth $30-40 million
Eddie Murphy was born in Brooklyn, NY on April 3, 1961. He grew up in the part of Brooklyn called Bushwick. His mother worked as a phone operator, and his father worked as a transit cop and did stand-up comedy on the side. Eddie was only eight years old when his father died. When their mother was sick for a while, he and his older brother Charlie Murphy lived with a foster family for a while. His mother got better and got married in the end.
As a teen, Eddie was hooked on comedy after hearing a Richard Pryor comedy album. Bill Cosby also had a big impact on him. Eddie joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in 1980 when he was 19 years old. At the time, the show’s ratings were going down very fast because it had lost all of its original stars. Eddie was a big hit, and he took the show to a whole new level. Eddie stayed with SNL until the year 1984.
Career Life Details
On NBC’s well-known late-night comedy program “Saturday Night Fever,” Murphy made his stand-up comedy debut in 1981.
After being invited to fill up a few minutes of empty airtime one night with his stand-up routine, he began to appear on the show on a regular basis.
He turned out to be one of the show’s key comedians after his delightfully successful performance. In addition to Tyrone Green, an illiterate criminal and poet, Murphy also developed notable characters like Mister Robinson, an urbanized counterpart of TV’s Mister Rogers.
In 1982, Murphy made his acting debut in the movie “48 Hours.”
Murphy became a global phenomenon two years later because of his role in the movie “Beverly Hills Cop,” for which he received a Golden Globe nomination.
His subsequent hit film, the romantic comedy “Coming to America,” starring Arsenio Hall, was likewise a great hit.
Murphy starred in the box office-successful comedy “The Nutty Professor” in 1996. In the “Shrek” film series, he also provided the voice of the donkey.
In 2006, Murphy gave his subsequent performance in the film “Dreamgirls.” But after that, he had appearances in films including “Tower Heist,” “Imagine That,” and “Meet Dave.”
Eddie was reportedly in discussions to make $70 million to record a run of comedic specials for Netflix in July 2019. That is $10 million higher than Dave Chappelle’s three-special contract earnings of $60 million. For his two specials, Chris Rock made $40 million.
In 1993, Eddie Murphy wed his longtime partner Nicole Mitchell. In 2006, the couple divorced. Nicole reportedly received a $15 million divorce settlement from Eddie. Mel B, a Spice Girl, and Eddie dated from 2006 to 2007. In 2008, he dated businesswoman, Tracey Edmonds. Since 2012, he has been dating model Paige Butcher. From his different partnerships, Eddie has ten kids.