Date of Birth:
3rd of April, 1961
Source of wealth:
Eddie Murphy net worth: $85 million
Who does not know the name of Eddie Murphy? A talented American comedian, successful actor, director and producer, this guy is considered as one of the highest-paid celebrities in the history of movies.
Born in 1961 in the police officer’s family, he can boast with performance in such movies as «Nutty Professor», «Vampire in Brooklyn», «Harlem Nights» and many other great projects.
The net worth of Eddie Murphy is estimated at over $85 million and the actor still makes this number higher. So what was the secret of such acting success?
Source of wealth: movies
After school Murphy started performing as a comedian at local shows, clubs and bars. He never was a dedicated student but always dreamed to become a famous stand up comic so he did his best to make this dream come true.
Soon Eddie got a chance to take part in the famous show called «Saturday Night Live». It finally brought him recognition and after that the incomes of Eddie Murphy started gradually increasing. So what became his breakthrough in the movie world?
In 1982 the comedian was nominated for Grammy for his stand-up album and the same year he first appeared on TV in the movie 48 Hours. The movie became quite popular grossing over $5 million during the first week and Murphy strengthened his success with the film «Trading Places» the following year. The actor even signed a $25 million contract with Paramount Pictures thus becoming more popular and wealthy. So what are the best and most profitable of the actor’s works?
Eddie Murphy can boast with earnings from such projects as «Beverly Hills Cop» ($8, 1 million), «A Thousand Words» ($5, 1 million), «Hong Kong Phooey» ($6 million salary), «Tower Heist» ($4, 7 million of income), «Cook» ($10, 6 million) and «Triplets» ($13, 1 million). And what additional incomes does the actor get?
Source of wealth: endorsements
As many other popular celebrities, Murphy makes money from endorsement deals. It makes him around $2 million richer every year.
Eddie Murphy Salary
The actor earns:
- $8, 8 million annually,
- $734 000 per month,
- $184 000 weekly,
- $26 000 a day.