How Much is Eddie Murphy Worth?

Eddie Murphy is an American comedian, actor, and singer. The Golden Globe-winning actor is best known for his performances in Dreamgirls, The Nutty Professor, and Shrek. He is named the 6th highest-grossing star and his movies have grossed over $3.8 million in the United States and $6.6 billion worldwide.

The comedian has a net worth of $129 million. The article discusses Eddie Murphy’s present financial conditions, his salary, and earnings from movies, and all his other sources of income.

Eddie Murphy Net Worth Sits At $129 Million- Earnings, Salary, And Other Income Sources

As of 2022, comedian Eddie Murphy has accumulated a wealth worth of $129 million. He made most of his money from stand-up comedy shows, movies, and from TV shows.

He started his career on 9th July 1976 after performing in a talent show at the Roosevelt Youth Center, where he did a caricature of Al Green.

He made his professional debut in 1982 with the role of Reggie Hammond in the film 48 Hrs...

Since then he has acting in many movies like Coming to America, The Nutty Professor, starring Dave Chappelle, Doctor Dolittle, Life, and Dreamgirls, featuring Beyoncé.

He voiced the character of Donkey in all the Shrek series, alongside Mike Myers.

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Earnings: Movies & Box Office Collection

He has been on the cast of many hit movies which have grossed well at the box office.

48 Hrs. 1982 $78.9 million
Trading Places 1983 $90.4 million
Beverly Hills Cop 1984 $316.4 million
The Golden Child 1986 $79.8 million
Beverly Hills Cop II 1987 $300 million
Eddie Murphy Raw 1987 $50.5 million
Coming to America 1988 $288.7 million
Harlem Nights 1989 $95 million
Another 48 Hrs. 1990 $195.3 million
Boomerang 1992 $131 million
The Distinguished Gentleman 1992 $46.6 million
Beverly Hills Cop III 1994 $119.5 million
The Nutty Professor 1996 $274 million
Mulan 1998 $304.3 million
Dr. Dolittle 1998 $294.4 million
Life 1999 $73.3 million
Bowfinger 1999 $98.6 million
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps 2000 $166.3 million
Shrek 2001 $484.4 million
Dr. Dolittle 2 2001 $176.1 million
Showtime 2002 $77.7 million
I Spy 2002 $60.3 million
Daddy Day Care 2003 $164.4 million
The Haunted Mansion 2003 $182.3 million
Shrek 2 2004 $919.8 million
Dreamgirls 2006 $154.8 million
Norbit 2007 $159.3 million
Shrek the Third 2007 $799 million
Shrek Forever After 2010 $752.6 million
Tower Heist 2011 $152.9 million

His pay cheque from every movie hasn’t been disclosed but it can be assumed that he got paid handsomely for his part.

Yearly Earnings:

  1. 1999 – $47.5 thousand
  2. 2001 – $39.5 million
  3. 2003 – $45 million
  4. 2009 – $40 million
  5. 2010 – $13 million
  6. 2012 – $35 million

Salary: Remunerations For Movies

His salary from different acting ventures have been enlisted below:

  • Best Defense (1984) – $1,000,000
  • Beverly Hills Cop (1984) – $14,000,000
  • Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) – $8,000,000
  • Coming to America (1988) – $8,000,000
  • Beverly Hills Cop III (1994) – $15,000,000
  • The Nutty Professor (1996) – $16,000,000
  • Doctor Dolittle (1998) – $17,500,000
  • Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000) – $20,000,000 (includes 20% of the gross)
  • Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001) – $20,000,000
  • The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002) – $17,500,000
  • Shrek 2 (2004) – $10,000,000
  • Dr. Dolittle 2 (2011) – $20,500,000
  • Tower Heist (2011) – $7,500,000

He also received a back end bonus of $4 million from Shrek Forever After.

YouTube And Endorsement Deals

He has a channel on YouTube whose monthly earnings are $6-$97 while he makes $73-$1.2k yearly.

According to Socialblade, his Vevo channel earns $2.1k-$33.5k per month and $25.1k-$401.5k every year. From this channel, he gets 20% of the earnings.

He has endorsement deals with two companies; Toyota and Murphy-Lynch Productions. However, the money he receives from them is still unknown.

Assets- House, And Cars

He currently resides in Beverly Hills in a $10 million mansion which is spread over 40,000 sq foot. His neighbors are Denzel Washington and Rod Stewart.

Eddie owned a house Bubble Hill which he sold to Alicia Keys at the price of $12 million. The property was actually listed at $30 million.

He also owned in Granite Bay where he resided with his ex-wife, Nicole Murphy. It now belongs to Nicole an is listed at the price of $6.5 million.


The Coming to America star owns a couple of cool rides in his garage.  

He is a huge car enthusiast and the car he rides are given below along with their current value.

  • Rolls Royce Wraith – $320,550
  • Mercedes-Benz SLS – $129,000
  • Ferrari 599 – $99000
  • Aston Martin – $149,995
  • Rolls Royce Phantom – $450,000
  • Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe – $466,065
  • Jeep Wrangler – $31,000

Charity, Expenses, Insurance, And Taxes 

He donated $100,000 to the Screen Actors’ Guild for their strike relief fund. He also supports other charitable organizations like Luther King, Jr. Center, AIDS Foundation, and The HollyRod Foundation.

Eddie and Paramount Pictures was sued by Art Buchwald for using the ideas he had submitted for the making of Coming to America. After the verdict was passed, Buchwald was paid $150,000 and his partner Alan Bernheim was paid $750,000.

there is no information regarding the American actor’s insurances but he must be paying a sizeable in the name of taxes for the $120 million fortune that he has.

Eddie Murphy’s Personal Life- Age, Education, Relationships, Height And Weight

He was born as Edward Regan Murphy on 3rd April 1961 in Brooklyn, New York, The United States. He is the son of Charlie Edward Murphy and Lillian Murphy. His father died while Edie was just 8.

He had an elder brother named Charlie Murphy who is now dead. He is of American nationality and his ethnicity is African-American.

How did Charlie Murphy die?

He died of leukemia on 12th April 2017.

As a child, he attended Roosevelt High School and later enrolled at the Nassau Community College.

How Old Is Eddie Murphy?

As of 2019, he is 58 years age.


Eddie has been married and divorced once. He is currently engaged to Paige Butcher with whom he has a son and a daughter.

He was married to Nicole Mitchell whom he met in 1988. The couple married on 18th March 1993.

Together they have five children; Bella, Bria, Myles, Shayne, and Zola. The pair later divorced on 17th April 2006.

He also has son made Eric and Christian, from his past girlfriends, Paulette McNeely, and Tamara Hood respectively.

He has also been in a relationship with Mel B, with whom he shares a daughter named Angel Iris Murphy Brown.

He also had a short term relationship with Tracey Edmonds.

$15 Million Divorce Settlement With Nicole Mitchell

In 2006, Murphy divorced his ex-wife Nicole Mitchell, which took away a huge part of his net worth. Murphy reportedly paid $15 million to Nicole in divorce settlement.

Height And Weight

The American comedian stands tall with a height of 5 feet and 9.25 inches (176 cms) and his body weight is 77kg (170 lbs).