Eddie Murphy Net Worth
Eddie Murphy net worth and salary: Eddie Murphy is an American actor, comedian, producer, and director who has a net worth of $160 million. Eddie Murphy is on of the highest grossing actors in film history. As of this writing, his movies have grossed nearly $6.7 billion at the worldwide box office. Murphy was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY on April 3, 1961. He began writing stand-up routines, heavily influenced by Bill Cosby and Richard Pryor, while he was 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 a series of smash hits including 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, the Shrek franchise, Dreamgirls 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. In 2017 it was announced that Murphy will be returning to the Beverly Hills Cop films, this time starring in Beverly Hills Cop 4, scheduled to be released sometime in the future. In 2019 it was announced that Eddie would be reprising his role in Coming To America.
Personal Life: Eddie Murphy married longtime girlfriend Nicole Mitchell in 1993. The two divorced in 2006. Eddie reportedly paid Nicole a $15 million divorce settlement. Eddie dated Spice Girl Mel B from 2006 to 2007. He dated business woman Tracey Edmonds in 2008. He has been dating model Paige Butcher since 2012. Eddie has 10 children from his various relationships.
Eddie Murphy Salary Highlights: Eddie earned just $4,500 per episode of Saturday Night Live in 1981. The following year his salary was raised to $30,000 per episode. His first major paycheck came in 1984 when he earned $1 million for the film Best Defense. In 1987 he earned $8 million for Beverly Hills Cop II, that's the same as around $18 million today after adjusting for inflation. He earned another $8 million the next year for Coming to America. For 1994's Beverly Hills Cop III he earned $15 million, the same as roughly $25 million in today's dollars. He earned $16 million for The Nutty Professor (1996), $17.5 million for Doctor Dolittle (1998), $20 million for Nutty Professor II (2000). For Nutty Professor II he also received 20% of the gross receipts, which brought his total payday to more than $60 million from the film. Eddie then earned $3 million for Shrek (2001), $20 million from Doctor Dolittle 2 (2001), $20 million for The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002), $10 million for Shrek 2 (2004), $4 million for Shrek Forever (potentially as much as $12 million with backend points) and $7.5 million from Tower Heist (2011).
Netflix Project: In July 2019 it was reported that Eddie was in talks to earn $70 million to record a series of comedy specials for Netflix. That's $10 million more than the $60 million Dave Chappelle earned for his 3-special deal. Chris Rock earned $40 million for two specials.
Eddie Murphy Quote on Money: "Every bad decision I've made has been based on money. I grew up in the projects and you don't turn down money there. You take it, because you never know when it's all going to end. I made Beverly Hills Cop III because they offered me $15 million. That $15 million was worth having Roger Ebert's thumb up my ass."
|Net Worth:||$160 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Apr 3, 1961 (58 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Singer, Musician, Television producer, Screenwriter, Voice Actor, Film Producer, Film director, Stand-up comedian, Comedian|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Eddie Murphy Earnings
- Tower Heist$7,500,000
- Shrek Forever After$4,000,000Back end bonus
- Shrek 2$10,000,000
- The Adventures of Pluto Nash$20,000,000
- Dr. Dolittle 2$20,000,000
- Nutty Professor II: The Klumps$20,000,000and 20% of the gross
- Doctor Dolittle$17,500,000
- The Nutty Professor$16,000,000
- Beverly Hills Cop III$15,000,000
- Coming to America$8,000,000
- Beverly Hills Cop II$8,000,000
- Beverly Hills Cop$14,000,000
- Best Defense$1,000,000
- Saturday Night Live$4,500/episode