Eddie Murphy a comedy icon and one of the most successful comedians and an actor of the last five decades, a singer and a producer. He is among the top 10 greatest standup comedians of all time and has been making people laugh since the early 1980, s. Murphy may have sparked an attention through stand up but what really turned him to a global superstar and a household name is his acting career.
His films have grossed over $6.6 billion ranking him the 6th highest grossing actor. So how did “Gumby” of Saturday Night Live or the Donkey in Shrek film amass such a fortune as reflected on his net worth figures. Keep reading to know more about Eddie Murphy’s net worth in 2018.
Eddie Murphy Early Life
Born Edward Regan Murphy to Charles Edward Murphy and Lilian in the state of New York City in 1961. The father was an actor and a comedian but on amateur level while his mother worked as a telephone operator. He had a brother by the name Charlie whom were under foster care with when Murphy was eight due to father death and mother fallen ill.
Eddie was raised up in Roosevelt New York by the mother and his step farther and that’s where he developed an interest in comedy and he could usually write and perform his own routine.
Currently Eddie Murphy home is in Long Island New York, has 9 children and has dated several women among them marrying two and divorcing them later on. Currently he is dating model Paige Butcher since 2012 and they have a daughter together.
Eddie Murphy Career, Awards & Achievement
Murphy kicked off his career by being a comedian and he was infamously known for making audience laugh with his risqué stand up acts in the 1980s.His two stand up specials Eddy Murphy and Delirious were widely successful triggering his concert film Eddie Murphy Raw to gross over $50 million.
But his national wide spotlight came when he was casted as a member at Saturday Night Live between 1980 to 1984. When at SNL where he became a household name he was ranked the second-best member out of 141 members.
On big screen Murphy star shined in the 1980s when he starred in box office blockbusters films such as 48hrs, Beverly Hills Cop, Trading Places, Coming to America, Beverly Hills Cop II among others. Eddie also had a career in music releasing three albums namely; How Could It Be (1985), So Happy (1989), Love’s Alright (1993) but his singing career was not only overshadowed by the film and Tv career but also was a total flop. Some of his songs were even named in the list of 50 worst songs ever.
Awards & Achievements
Eddie Murphy has won several awards and among the accolades are 1 Annie Award, 1 Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, 1 Central Ohio Film Critics Association, 1 Golden Globe Award, 5 Golden Raspberry Awards, 1 Grammy Award, 3 Kids Choice Awards, 1 Saturn Award, and 1 Screen Actors Guild Award.
Net Worth of Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy net worth currently is $90 million. He earned his money through stand-up comedy shows and a successful acting career. His films have grossed more than $6.6 billion making him the 6th highest grossing actor of all time. some of the films that made him rich are Beverly Hills Cop series, 48 Hrs, Trading places among others. We can’t also forget another net worth income boosting channel such as endorsement deals with companies such as Toyota.
Eddi Murphy can best be described as a living legend. His net worth of $85 million just shows how successful he was on the big screen and as a stand-up comedian. He is a influence to many young talented comedians in the world and definitely we are waiting for what he might throw in 2018.