How many comedians do you know that have proved themselves to be great actors and writers? Well, if you can’t think of any, I will tell you about one. Eddie Murphy is the name. A person with many talents, Eddie Murphy, is a successful comedian, musician, actor, writer, and producer. He has made fame and a lot of money in his life.
Want to know what his way to these has been like? Want to know more about the man who has taken the Hollywood industry and has been one of the most loved actors of all time? Let us go to the fantastic journey of his life and also throw some light at the current net worth of Eddie Murphy in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Eddie Murphy was born in Brooklyn, New York City and was raised up at Bushwick. Eddie’s mother was a phone operator, and his father was a transit police officer and also a comedian and an actor. They broke up when he was three, and his father was murdered by a woman when he was eight. Eddie has very little memories of his father. When his mother remarried, Eddie lived in Roosevelt, New York and was raised up there. By the time he was 15, he had started writing and performing.
Eddie Murphy is the father of Eric and Christian, from his ex-girlfriends Poulette and Tamara. Later, Eddie met Nicole Mitchell in 1988 and started a relationship with her which developed in a marriage. He had five children with her before they divorced. After his divorce, Eddie began to date Melanie Brown and had a daughter with her. He then unofficially married Tracey Edmonds but then started dating model Paige Butcher in 2012. They had a daughter in 2016 who is called Izzy.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Eddie Murphy started his career as a comedian, and his comedy was influenced by comedians, like Bill Cosby among others. He then went on to establish himself as a writer with the television show “Saturday Night Live.” Eddie Murphy made his television debut with “48 Hrs.” which was a hit. He made another successful film “Beverly Hills Cop.” The sequels to this movie have also grossed millions.
Meanwhile, his career as a singer grew with albums like “How Could It Be” and “Love’s Alright.” His appearances in movies like “Little Miss Sunshine” have also been very successful. The movies he has written have also been appreciated and are a significant source of his income. He has donated a lot of his money to AIDS and cancer causes and homeless charities.
Eddie Murphy was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards many times. He was also nominated for an Emmy. He won several Golden Raspberry Awards and also People’s Choice Award. He has also won Soul Train Award and Heritage Award among others.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The total estimated net worth of Eddie Murphy is $135 million. He is considered to be one of the highest grossing actors of all time. He has made this big a fortune on his own, along with a big name in Hollywood. His writings also contribute to his net worth considerably. He has an estimated annual income of $15 million.
Other than a huge bank balance, Eddie Murphy also has a big heart, and he is known for his philanthropic endeavors. He has made his name in the world by being a dedicated actor and comedian. He has also made his name in writing and the music industry. A self-made man, Eddie Murphy has earned as many hearts as dollars.