Eddie Murphy’s net worth is around $200 million by 2022. Eddie Murphy, formerly known as Edward Regan Murphy, is a Brooklyn, New York-based actor, comedian, writer, singer, and producer.
Murphy is a highly successful comic who placed #10 on Comedy Central’s list of the 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time.
Murphy has also garnered several accolades and awards for his outstanding performances in films such as ‘The Nutty Professor,’ ‘Dreamgirls,’ and ‘Norbit.’
Edward Regan Murphy was born on the 3rd of April 1961 in Brooklyn, New York. His mother, Lillian, worked as a telephone operator, while his father, Charles Edward Murphy, worked as a transit police officer and was an amateur comedian/actor.
Following his father’s death, his mother fell unwell, and he and his elder brother Charlie were forced to spend a year in foster care. Murphy began creating and performing his routines when he was 15 years old, highly influenced by Richard Pryor and Bill Cosby.
Murphy made his television debut as a comic in 1981 on NBC’s iconic late-night comedy show ‘Saturday Night Fever.’
He began performing on the show regularly after being requested to cover a few minutes of airtime with his stand-up routine one night.
His successful performance was pleasant, and he quickly established himself as one of the show’s key comics. Murphy produced iconic characters such as Mister Robinson, an urban counterpart to television’s Mister Rogers, and Tyrone Green, an illiterate inmate and poet.
Murphy made his cinematic debut in 1982 with ’48 Hours’. Murphy became an international celebrity two years later with his portrayal in the film ‘Beverly Hills Cop,’ for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.
His second big film, ‘Coming to America,’ starred Arsenio Hall and was likewise a box office smash.
Murphy made his film debut in 1996 with the comedy ‘The Nutty Professor,’ which was a box office triumph. Additionally, he provided the voice for the donkey in the ‘Shrek film franchise.
Murphy’s next role was in the 2006 film ‘Dreamgirls.’ Following that, he acted in films such as ‘Meet Dave,’ ‘Imagine That,’ and ‘Tower Heist.’ Eddie Murphy’s net worth is $200 million as of 2022.
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Here are a few of Eddie Murphy’s career highlights:
- Beverly Hills Cop (Movie, 1984)
- Coming to America (Movie, 1988)
- Boomerang (Movie, 1992)
- Vampire In Brooklyn (Movie, 1995)
- The Nutty Professor (Movie, 1996)
- Life (Movie, 1999)
- Shre (Movie, 2001)
- Dreamgirls (Movie, 2006)
- Golden Globes (Best Performance by an Actor, 2007) – Won
- Mr. Church (Movie, 2016)