About Eddie Murphy
As for the day, Eddie Murphy net worth is estimated at $85 million, making him one of the richest black actors and comedians in the U.S. While talking about his career in the entertainment business, in comparison to the careers of other actors, Eddie has said: “There’s this little box that African-American actors have to work in, in the first place, and I was able to rise above that box. I could have done a bunch of movies where I stayed as the Axel Foley or Reggie Hammond persona. But I didn’t want to be doing the same thing all the time. Every now and then, you crash and burn, but that’s part of it.“ I think it was exactly this ability to establish himself as a universal talent, and not only a universal actor, but also a singer, director, musician and writer, that eventually boosted Eddie Murphy net worth to the current heights. That’s because allowing people to see yourself in different roles and contexts is the only way to keep them interested in you. If the entertainer cannot do this, in most cases he just gets „worn out“ and joins the ranks of many talents who enjoyed their five minutes of fame and then were forgotten.
This is how I would briefly describe the formula of Eddie‘s success. But let‘s take a closer look at his career and point out the main highlights of his professional career. Murphy started as a stand-up comedian and went on to work on Saturday Night Live, helping to revitalize the show. He made his movie debut in1998, appearing on 48 Hrs. and being nominated for Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year right away. Eddie won his first prestigious award, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture, the following year, for the performance as Billy Ray Valentine in Trading Places. As the first movies he has appeared in were commercially successful and his performance received positive critical reviews, Eddie Murphy net worth growth gained momentum.
During the rest of his professional career in movie industry Murphy has appeared in variety of box-office hits. To name a few of them – he has played multiple roles in The Nutty Professor (receiving Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor in Comedy and Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor), Vampire in Brooklyn (Eddie has also written the story for the film and produced it), Dr. Dolittle, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps and Dreamgirls (receiving Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture and Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role). These and other movies he has worked on, as well as the albums the star has released, played a major role in boosting Eddie Murphy net worth to $85 million.