Eddie Murphy Net Worth 2020, Biography, Early Life, Education, Career, Weight, Height and Achievement
Murphy is a very successful comedian, who has been ranked as number #10 on Comedy Central’s list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time.
Murphy has also received many nominations and awards for his incredible performances in ‘The Nutty Professor’, ‘Dreamgirls’ and ‘Norbit’.
As of 2020, Eddie Murphy’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $120 million dollars.
Early Life, Family and Education:
Edward Regan Murphy was born in Brooklyn, New York on the 3rd of April, 1961. His mother Lillian was a telephone operator, and his father, Charles Edward Murphy, was a transit police officer and an amateur comedian/actor.
After his father’s death, his mother became ill, and he and his older brother Charlie had to live in foster care for one year. When Murphy was 15 years old, he was writing and performing his own routines, which were heavily influenced by Richard Pryor and Bill Cosby.
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
170 lbs or 77 kg
Career and Achievement:
Murphy began his career as a comedian in 1981 on NBC’s popular late-night comedy show ‘ Saturday Night Fever’.
He started to perform periodically on the show after one night when a few minutes of airtime was left without any content, and he was asked to fill it with his stand-up performance.
His successful performance was delightful and he became one of the main comedians on the show. Murphy created memorable characters such as Mister Robinson, who was an urban version of TV’s Mister Rogers and an illiterate convict and poet named Tyrone Green.
Murphy had his debut film performance in 1982 when he starred in ’48 Hours’.
Two years later, Murphy’s performance in the film ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ made him a worldwide superstar, and he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for the movie.
His next successful movie was a romantic comedy, ‘Coming to America’, with Arsenio Hall which also became a huge success.
In 1996, Murphy appeared in the comedy ‘The Nutty Professor’ which was a success at the box office. He also voiced the role of the donkey in ‘Shrek’ movie franchise.
Murphys next performance was in the movie ‘Dreamgirls’ in 2006. However, after that, he appeared in movies including ‘Meet Dave’, ‘Imagine That’ and ‘Tower Heist’.