Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor is a famous standup comedian and actor who are also known as a famous social critic. He is known as one of the best comedians of all time, and he has also worked in various movies and recordings. He has also worked with Paul Mooney who is also a comedian. He has won Emmy awards in the year 1973, and he has also won five Grammy awards till now. He was also listed in the list of greatest comedians ranked by Comedy Central. If you want to know more about life and the net worth of Richard Pryor in 2018, then you can read this article.
Early Life & Biography
He was born on 1st December in the year 1940 in Peoria in Illinois. He spent his childhood in a brothel which was run by his grandmother. His mother was an alcoholic prostitute. His father was a hustler and boxer whose name was LeRoy Buck Carter.
His mother abandoned him when he was ten years old, and then he was raised by a lady named Marie who used to abuse bum. He was sexually abused when he was just seven years old, and he was also expelled from the school when he was fourteen years old. He has served in the US Army from the year 1958 to the year 1960.
His personal life has been quite complicated as he has been married seven times in his life. At first, he got married to Patricia Price in the year 1960 and then divorced her after one year. In the year 1967, he got married to Shelley Bonus and divorced her in the year 1969. Later on, he got married to Deborah McGuire in the year 1977 but divorced just after one year of marriage. He got married to Jennifer Lee in the year 1981, and she was his fourth wife.
Both of them divorced in the year 1982 but he decided to remarry her in the year 2001, and she was his wife till he died. In between, he got married to Flynn Belaine in the year 1986 and had her divorce in the year 1987 but again married her in the year 1990 and then gave her divorce in the year 1991. He also had in relationships with Margot Kidder and Pam Grier. He had got seven children with six women with whom he got into a relationship.
Career, Awards & Nominations
He started his career in the year 1963 in New York City, and he used to perform in clubs with celebrities like Bob Dylan and others. He has also written an autobiography in the year 1995 titled Pryor Convictions. In the 1970s, he started writing for the TV shows and become a hit writer. HE used to perform as a standup comedian.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Richard Pryor is around $45 million which he has earned by working in television and films. He is remembered for his stand up comedy actors, and he has been named as one of the best comedians of his time. Not only, he has been able to earn money with comedy, but he is also a writer and TV producer with which he has been accumulated more wealth to his bank account.
He died after getting a heart attack on 10th December in the year 2005 in Los Angeles. He was also taken to the hospital, but he wasn’t saved. His wife revealed that he had a smile on his face when he died. He used to smoke tobacco, and this made him had a heart attack. His fans will remember him all over the world for his fantastic performances.