Born Edward Regan Murphy in 1961, Eddie Murphy is one of the most successful American comedians and actors of the last 50 years. Murphy has eight children, five with first wife Nicole Mitchell and three with other women, one of whom is former Spice Girl Melanie Brown. Murphy is currently in a relationship with film producer Tracey Edmonds, the former spouse of music producer Kenneth ‰ÛÏBabyface‰Û Edmonds.
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2. Income & Salary
Murphy started performing live as a stand-up comedian at the age of 18. He quickly developed a strong following and experienced his first break into the mainstream by joining the cast of ‰ÛÏSaturday Night Live‰Û in 1980. As a comedian, Murphy was influenced by performers such as Richard Pryor and Redd Foxx. He has been cited as a big influence by many famous African American comedians, including Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle and Jamie Foxx. Murphy became an international superstar thanks to the many classic comedy movies he starred in during the course of the 1980s, including ‰ÛÏTrading Places,‰Û ‰ÛÏComing to America,‰Û the ‰ÛÏBeverly Hills Cop‰Û franchise and many more. He also started a successful career as a singer and recording artist in this decade. His success continued throughout the 1990s with such films as ‰ÛÏThe Nutty Professor,‰Û ‰ÛÏDoctor Dolittle,‰Û and the animated hit franchise ‰ÛÏShrek,‰Û in which he provided the voice for Donkey.
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3. Estimated Net Worth
Eddie‰Ûªs career has not slowed down at all over the years. He pulled in $40 million in 2009 alone. According to People With Money’s list of highest paid actors in 2013, Murphy earned $46 million this year. He owes a lot of his immense fortune to wise stock investments, significant property holdings and very lucrative endorsement deals. Murphy‰Ûªs current net worth is estimated at about $145 million.