Eddie Murphy net worth and salry: Eddie Murphy is an American actor, comedian, producer, and director who has a net worth of $85 million. Eddie Murphy is the third highest grossing actor in film history, behind Harrison Ford and Tom Hanks. Murphy was born and raised in Brooklyn, and began writing stand-up routines, heavily influenced by Bill Cosby and Richard Pryor, while still a teenager. His career began with stand-up comedy, then in 1980, he joined the cast of Saturday Night Live. He remained there until 1984, eventually becoming one of the only cast members ever to also host the show.
In 1982, while still on SNL, Eddie made his big-screen debut in 48 Hrs. He followed up with Trading Places, the Beverly Hills Cop films, Coming to America, Harlem Nights, and Another 48 Hrs. Murphy's box-office draw dropped slightly in the 1990s but was revived with a series of family-friendly movies, notably Mulan, Shrek, and the Nutty Professor movies. In 2006, Murphy was nominated for an Academy Award and won a Golden Globe for his role in Dreamgirls. He has also produced a number of his own films, including Vampire in Brooklyn, Life, and Harlem Nights, which he also directed. Murphy married longtime girlfriend Nicole Mitchell in 1993, the two divorced in 2006. Eddie reportedly paid Nicole a $15 million divorce settlement.