Amongst the greatest stand-up comedians in the world, Edward Murphy is an American singer, author, comedian, and producer.
Belonging to Brooklyn, Edward Murphy is a highly successful comedian. He has achieved the privilege of being #10 on the Comedy Central’s list of the 100 Greatest Stand-up Comedians of All Time.
Apart from his successful career as a comedian, Eddie Murphy is also the sixth-highest grossing American actor at the box office.
He has been one of the highest-paid actors during the 1980s to 2000s. He is said to have earned around 20 million per movie.
Eddie Murphy has received a series of accolades for his spectacular performances in ‘The Nutty Professor’, ‘Dreamgirls’ and ‘Norbit
Eddie Murphy was born to father Charles Edward Murphy and mother Lilian in Brooklyn, Newyork on the 3rd April of 1961.
Eddie’s mother was a telephone operator while his father was a transit cop as well as an amateur comedian.
When Eddie was 3 years old, his parents separated.
Unfortunately, his father couldn’t live long enough to watch his son become one of the most successful celebrities in the world. He passed away when Eddie was only 8 years old. Following his father’s death, Eddie’s mother fell seriously ill.
Eddie and his brother Charlie spent some time in foster care until his mother got well. They grew up under the care of Vernon Lynch in foster care.
Fortunately, Eddie’s mother recovered and eventually remarried.
At the age of 15, Eddie had already started writing and performing his routines. He was largely inspired by Bill Cosby and Richard Pryor as a teenager.
Eddie Murphy Net Worth as of 2020
As of 2020, Eddie Murphy’s net worth is estimated to be around $160 million.
A substantial amount of his net worth can be contributed to his successful movie career. At the peak of his career, Eddie was one of the highest-paid actors in the world. Eddie Murphy’s movies have grossed over $7.2 billion worldwide.
Apart from his film career, Eddie Murphy’s net worth contributed to his enormous earnings as a standup comedian.
Lastly, Eddie’s endorsements, television shows, and music career earned him a great deal of his total net worth.
Eddie Murphy has 10 children from his several relationships.
He married his longtime girlfriend Nicole Mitchell in 1993. They divorced in 2006. Eddie is said to have paid $15 million in divorce settlements to Nicole Mitchell.
Eddie was in a relationship with one of the Spice Girls, Mel B, from 2006 to 2007. However, they separated and Eddie started dating a businesswoman named Tracey Edmonds.
Since 2012, Eddie has been in a serious relationship with the model Paige Butcher.
Eddie Murphy started his career as a standup comedian on NBC’s popular late-night comedy show ‘Saturday Night Fever’.
He started on a pure stroke of good luck. He was asked to fill the few minutes of airtime that was left without any content. His pure geniuses and talents as a comedian were recognized by everyone. This led him to gain a permanent part as one of the show’s main comedians.
Eddie created several legendary characters such as Mister Robinson.
Eddie appeared in his debut film in 1982 ‘48 Hours’.
In 1984, Murphy’s performance in the movie ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ made him an international star. He was also nominated for the Golden Globe Award.
His next movie ‘Coming to America’ was a successful romantic comedy that received international accolades.
Eddie’s next box-office success was the ‘Nutty Professor’ in 1996. He was also the voice for the donkey in the mega-successful ‘Shrek’ movie franchise.
Next, Eddie performed in the movie ‘Dreamgirls’ in 2006.
Some of the other movies Eddie appeared in were ‘Meet Dave’, ‘Imagine That’, and ‘Tower Heist’.
Eddie Murphy also had a singing career. However, his career as a singer didn’t pan out. He had released three studio albums named ‘How Could it be’ in 1985,’So Happy’ in 1989 and ‘Love’s Alright’ in 1993.
Awards and Achievements
Throughout his successful career as a standup comedian, actor, and writer, Eddie Murphy has earned numerous awards and accolades.
Among his several achievements is 1 Annie Award, 1 Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award, and 1 Golden Globe Award.
Apart from these, he has also won 1 Broadcast FilmCritics Association Award, 5 Golden Raspberry Awards, 1 Grammy Awards, 3 Kids Choice Awards, 1 Saturn Awards, and 1 Screen Actors Guild Award.