Eddie Murphy Net Worth

Eddie Murphy net worth is approximately $200 million, and he is an American comedian, producer, director and Screenwriter. Eddie Murphy is one of the highest paid actors of films and television. His films have made a business of approximately $7 billion at the box office. At box office, Eddie is the sixth highest grossing American actor. He has earned over $300 million through salaries and backend royalties. He has also earned $70 million from a Netflix series of comedy specials in 2019.

From 1980 to 1984, 65 episodes of Saturday Night Live gave him best recognition and made him a huge star. Eddie Murphy was ranked second behind John Belushi in a list of the greatest Saturday Night Live cast members in 2015.

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Eddie Murphy Net Worth & Quick Facts

Full NameEdward Regan Murphy
Eddie Murphy Net Worth $200 Million
Profession Comedian, Singer, Musician, Television, Screenwriter, Voice Actor, Film Producer, Film director, Stand-up comedian
Date of BirthApril 3, 1961
Birth PlaceBrooklyn, New York, United
Height5 feet 8 inches
175 cm
1.75 m

Early Life of Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States on April 3, 1961. Murphy’s father died during his childhood . His mother grew ill and recovered after a short time. Eddie Murphy and his brother, Charlie Murphy spent some of their childhood days in foster care. Two comedians Bill Cosby and Richard Pryor influenced him very much. In 1980, Eddie joined the cast of struggling show Saturday Night Live at the age of only 19 years. He lifted the show up and remained with Saturday Night Live until 1984.

Career of Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy made his debut in films in 1982 with film “48 Hrs”. After a  slightly dropped draw at box-office in 1990, Murphy revived with a series of family movies such as the Shrek franchise, Dreamgirls, Mulan and the Nutty Professor.

Eddie Murphy won a Golden Globe Award for his role in Dreamgirls, whereas he was nominated for an Academy Award in 2006. Eddi produced and directed several his own films such as Life, Harlem Nights and Vampire in Brooklyn.

eddie murphy net worth

Famous Films

198248 Hrs
1984Beverly Hills Cop
1986The Golden Child
1987Beverly Hills Cop II
1988Coming to America
2008Meet Dave
2016Mr. Church
2019Dolemite Is My Name
2021Coming 2 America
2023You People
2023Candy Cane Lane

Personal Life of Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy’s mother was a telephone operator and his father was a amateur comedian. Name of his brother is Charlie Murphy.

In 1993, he married Nicole Mitchell, his longtime girlfriend. Eddie Murphy divorced her in 2006 and paid $15 million divorce settlement to her. He also has several relationships such as Spice Girl Mel B from 2006 to 2007, Tracey Edmonds in 2008 and  Paige Butcher since 2012.

Eddie Murphy Net Worth & Salaries

Eddie Murphy net worth is approximately $200 million. He earned $4,500 per episode of Saturday Night Live in 1981, $30,000 per episode in the next year, $450,000 for the film 48 Hours in1982 and $1 million for the film Best Defense in1984. His career earnings from films is $300 million. He also received $70 million to make a series of comedy specials for Netflix in 2019.

eddie murphy net worth

Murphy’s Real Estate

Eddie Murphy has owned several extraordinary mansions, homes and islands such as a mansion in Granite Bay, California, a 3.7-acre undeveloped lot in the Beverly Hills, a 15-acre island in the Bahamas (Rooster Cay),  a different private island(Pearl Island) and a home in New Jersey.

Murphy spent $10 million on a 3.7-acre undeveloped lot in the Beverly Hills and $15 million for a 15-acre private island in the Bahamas. He also sold a home in New Jersey for $12 million.

FAQs – Eddie Murphys Net Worth

How much is Eddie Murphy worth right now?

Eddie Murphy net worth is $200 million.

What is Eddie Murphy salary?

He earned $4,500 per episode of Saturday Night Live in 1981, $30,000 per episode in the next year, $450,000 for the film 48 Hours in1982 and $1 million for the film Best Defense in1984.

Does Eddie Murphy have a wife?

Eddie was married to Nicole Murphy from 1993 to 2005 and has five children with her. Presently, he has been engaged to his fiancée Paige Butcher since 2018.

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