About Eddie Murphy
It has been stated that one of the most popular comedians Eddie Murphy net worth has an estimate of 75 million dollars. In addition to being a comedian, he is also known as a producer and director, thus he is also involved into the behind the scenes part of the cinema industry. Also, Eddie Murphy is regarded to be as a second actor, who grossed the highest in the history of cinema.
Born in Brooklyn, Eddie Murphy became interested into comedy when he was still a teenager. At that time, he has already been writing scripts for his stand-up comedy routines, which were mostly influenced by Richard Pryor and Bill Cosby, which were his main idols. Although his career began as a stand-up comedian, which is usually the start for most comedians, in 1980 he was accepted to the cast of the “Saturday Night Live”, which started to accumulate Eddie Murphy net worth. He stayed in the show till 1984. He also became the host of the show.
While still being a cast member of the show, in 1982 he appeared in a big screen with acting in “48 Hrs.”. Later, he appeared in many more films, such as “Beverly Hills Cops”, “Trading Places”, “Harlem Nights”, “Coming to America” and many others.
Thus, his appearance in films also added a lot of revenues to the overall amount of Eddie Murphy net worth.
However, in 1990s his box office dropped a lot and was only saved by a few family-oriented movies, including “Shrek”, “Mulan” and “Nutty Professor”. In 2006, Eddie Murphy was nominated to get an Academy Award for his appearance in the film “Dreamgirls” and also won a Golden Globe for the same movie. Talking about him as a producer, Eddie Murphy produced a variety of well known movies, such as “Harlem Nights”, which was also directed by him, “Life” and “Vampire in Brooklyn”.
In addition, Eddie Murphy is also known as a musician. He was a background singer in the band called “The Bus Boys”. The song of the band “The Boys Are back in Town” was even featured in a film in which Eddie Murphy appeared, “48 Hrs.”. Talking about him as a solo act, Eddie Murphy released a few singles, including “Put Your Mouth on Me” as well as “Party All the Time”. Thus, singing career also adds some revenues to the total amount of Eddie Murphy net worth.