Here's How Much Eddie Murphy Is Really Worth

Eddie Murphy has made quite a name for himself ever since his rise to fame in the early '80s on Saturday Night Live. He later went on to star in comedies like The Nutty Professor and Norbit, and he became known for portraying multiple characters at once. (Murphy plays a total of seven characters in 1996's The Nutty Professor, including Professor Sherman Klump, Buddy Love, and most of the Klump family — both male and female roles.)

The actor and comedian also has notable performances in a number of blockbuster movies, including Dr. Dolittle, Beverly Hills Cops, Shrek, Daddy Day Care, and more. Simply put, Murphy is one-of-a-kind. According to Celebrity Net Worth, he is "one of the highest grossing actors in film history," with the website reporting his movies have grossed over $6 billion at the worldwide box office. That's a whole lot of money.

Murphy, himself, is also worth a lot of money. And he's going to add to his net worth in 2021 when he stars alongside his daughter Bella in his newest film, Coming 2 America, which will debut on Amazon Prime Video on March 5, 2021. Keep scrolling to find out how much Murphy is really worth and the whopping salary he reportedly earns per film.

Eddie Murphy landed a multimillion-dollar Netflix deal in 2019

Eddie Murphy has an estimated net worth of $200 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, with most of his earnings coming from his successful career as both an actor and comedian. The site reports he makes $20 million per movie and that doesn't included the millions he makes through his comedy specials.

In 2019, Murphy told Jerry Seinfeld he was making his return to stand-up. At the time, TMZ reported that Netflix was preparing to offer Murphy one of its most lucrative comedy special deals to date, revealing it could earn him around $70 million for an undisclosed number of specials.

On top of all that, the iconic funnyman was once again nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actor in 2020 for his role in the Netflix film Dolemite Is My Name, which likely added to his net worth as there's huge value in these prestigious awards. Even when actors don't win, just being nominated will often increases their salary for future projects.