About Bill Murray
So in this article we are going to talk about Bill Murray net worth, which is currently estimated at $120 – 140 million (the data varies depending on the source). The actor started his career in mid 1970s and since then has appeared in some of the greatest movies ever released, including Meatballs, Caddyshack, Ghostbusters, What About Bob?, Groundhog Day, Lost in Translation, Broken Flowers, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Moonrise Kingdom and The Grand Budapest Hotel. But let‘s take a look at the beginnings of the career of this wonderful actor and see how he got to the point where he is today.
Bill started his career as a comedian performing with the troupe The Second city. It was not long until Bill Murray net worth started to grow, as he got noticed by the producers of Saturday Night Live and invited to join the cast. His career in movies has started almost simultaneously. Over the last year of the 70’s and especially over the 80’s Bill was extremely productive, sometimes appearing in 4 movies and television series over one year. It would not be truth to say that over those years he did not gain any recognition (the actor was nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and Saturn Award for Best Actor), but it was only in 1998 that he gained a real critical acclaim with a movie Rushmore, where he played Herman Blume. Thanks to this role, Murray has garnered more accolades than he could have hoped for, including American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture and National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor.
You would think that the paycheck for the performance in Rushmore has added a solid pile of money to Bill Murray net worth, but this could not be any further from truth. believe it or not, but his salary for work that impressed the critics and bought the hearts of the audience was actually miserable. He got $9 000! In fact, it seems like Murray‘s expenditures on the set could have exceeded his income from the movie: according to Wes Anderson, Bill made out a check for $25 thousand to cover the rent of the helicopter which was used in one of the scenes. However, Anderson never cashed it… But in the end one might say that the performance in Rushmore was exactly what made the enormous future growth of Bill Murray net worth possible. If it was not for this movie, nobody knows how long (if ever at all) the world would have taken to realize what a great comedian he actually is and to offer him a descent salary.