Celebrity: Eddie Murphy
Date of Birth
Eddie Murphy’s Net Worth: $85 million
Ace American actor, comedian, film producer, and director, Eddie Murphy, who has a net worth of $85 million is one of the highest grossing actors in the history of the movie industry.
The actor who was born on the 3rd of April, 1961, influenced by Bill Cosby and Richard Pryor, started writing stand-up routines since when he was a teenager. He later started his career with stand-up comedy, after which he joined the cast of the Saturday Night Live in 1980 and stayed till 1984 to in the end become one of the only cast members ever to also host the show. While in addition made his big-screen debut in 48 Hrs in 1982 while still with Saturday Night Live.
Afterwards the comic actor, whose movies have grossed nearly $6.7 billion at the worldwide box office, went ahead to feature in several other movies including Trading Places, the Beverly Hills Cop films, Coming to America, Harlem Nights, and Another 48 Hrs. Though his famous box-office draw dropped a little in the 1990s, he quickly reinstalled it with series of family-friendly movies like Mulan, Shrek, and the Nutty Professor.
Eddie Murphy who was nominated for an Academy Award in 2006, won a Golden Globe for his role in Dreamgirls. The actor who has also produced a number of his own movies, like Vampire in Brooklyn, Life, and Harlem Nights, that he also directed got married to his longtime girlfriend, Nicole Mitchell in 1993, though they later divorced 13 years later in 2006, after he reportedly paid her a $15 million divorce settlement.