Morgan Freeman Net Worth: $250 Million (approx.)
|Net Worth:||$250 Million (approx.)|
|Date of Birth:||Jun 1, 1937|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Film Producer, Television producer, Voice Actor, Presenter, Film director, Businessperson|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Morgan Freeman net worth is estimated to be around $250 million.
Morgan Freeman is an actor, film director and narrator.
Morgan Freeman Net Worth 2022:
Morgan Freeman net worth is estimated to be around $250 million in 2022.
For over 20 years Morgan has been quiet popular and in-demand actors in the world.
His current net worth could have been much higher had Morgan not been forced to share his ex-wife a $100 – $200 million divorce settlement in 2010.
Morgan Freeman Biography:
Morgan Freeman was Born on June 1, 1937 in Memphis, Tennesee. Morgan Freeman parents names are Mayme Edna and Morgan Porterfield Freeman. Freeman is the youngest of 5 children.
Morgan Freeman age is 85 years. Shortly after Morgan was born, his parents shifted to Chicago to find work but Morgan stayed with his maternal grandmother in Charleston, Mississippi.
Morgan’s grandmother died when he was six, and so he was moved to Chicago to be with his mother, who at that point had separated from his father. They eventually moved back to Tennessee.
Freeman was attracted to acting when he was just 9 years old and Morgan played the lead role in a school play. Morgan Freeman graduated from Broad Street High School in 1955 and went on to work in the United States Air Force.
Once he moved to Los Angeles after his time in the military, Morgan Freeman took acting lessons at the Pasadena Playhouse. For surivial, Morgan worked as a transcript clerk at Los Angeles City College.
At the same time, Morgan Freeman was often traveling around New York City and to San Francisco, working as a dancer and as a member of a music theater group, respectively.
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Morgan Freeman Career:
In the mid-1960s, Morgan Freeman first appeared in an off-Broadway production of a play titled The Niggerlovers and then with Pearl Bailey in an all-African-American Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! in 1968.
Morgan Freeman first film appearance was in Who Says I Can’t Ride a Rainbow! in 1971. Freeman became a known face in America through both work on the soap opera Another World and appearances on The Electric Company, a PBS kids’ show.
Morgan Freeman continued his theater work and in 1980, received the Obie Award for his role in Coriolanus. Freeman got his second Obie in 1984 for The Gospel at Colonus, and in 1989 was given the award again for his lead role in Driving Miss Daisy.
The later ’80s and early ’90s was career growth for Freeman, who started playing prominent roles in big-budget films. Morgan Freeman was cast in the 1987 film Street Smart as Fast Black, and the role got him an Oscar Nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
In 1994, Morgan Freeman won the role of Red in The Shawshank Redemption, which took him into A-list fame. Morgan Freeman featured in several other big-budget films like Seven, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Deep Impact, and Unforgiven.
2005 was a huge successful year for Freeman. After 3 previous nominations, Morgan finally won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his work in Clint Eastwood‘s Million Dollar Baby at the 77th Academy Awards.
In 2005 Morgan was chosen to play the role of God in the blockbuster film Bruce Almighty (and later, the sequel Evan Almighty.) Freeman appeared in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Night Trilogy–Batman Begins in 2005 as well. Morgan later went on to reprise his role in the two sequels.
After starring in 2007’s The Bucket List, Morgan made a return to the stage and co-starred with Peter Gallagher and Frances McDormand in Broadway hit The Country Girl.
Freeman collaborated with director Clint Eastwood in 2009 to play Nelson Mandela in Invictus, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.
In 2013, Morgan Freeman appeared in Olympus has Fallen (and in 2016, the sequel London has Fallen) and Oblivion.
In 2014, Morgan voiced the character Vitruvius in The Lego Movie, a commercially successful 3D animation. Next, he co-starred in the action Lucy (2014), about a woman (Scarlett Johansson) who gains psychokinetic abilities when a nootropic drug is absorbed into her bloodstream.
Morgan Freeman appeared in the sequel to 2011’s Dolphin Tale, Dolphin Tale 2,and 5 Flights Up, a comedy-drama.
Last Knights was Morgan Freeman first film of 2015, starring opposite Clive Owen.Freeman next joined the cast of Ted 2, a comedy sequel to Ted.At the end of 2015, Freeman played a U.S senator in the thriller Momentum.
Morgan Freeman appeared in London Has Fallen, the 2016 sequel to Olympus Has Fallen. Freeman reprised his role as Thaddeus Bradley, starring in Now You See Me 2 (2016).
In 2017, Morgan Freeman appeared in two comedies: Going in Style and Just Getting Started.
In 2018, Morgan Freeman narrated Alpha, a historical drama set in the last ice age. Freeman then starred in Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, a retelling of E. T. A. Hoffmann’s short story.
In 2019, Morgan Freeman starred opposite John Travolta in The Poison Rose, an adaptation of the novel by Richard Salvatore.
Morgan Freeman next appeared alongside an ensemble cast in George Gallo’s crime comedy The Comeback Trail (2020) and in Coming 2 America (2021), a sequel to the 1988 film.
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Morgan Freeman other Ventures:
In 1993, Morgan made his debut as a director with Paramount Pictures’ “Bopha!”. Till date, the only other directing endeavor he has undertaken was for three episodes of Madam Secretary.
Known for his distinctive, booming voice, Morgan Freeman is frequently picked for narration work.
In 2005, Morgan narrated War of the Worlds and the documentary March of the Penguins, and later did voice work for 2014’s Lego Movie. Freeman replaced Walter Cronkite as the voice intro to the CBS Evening News in 2010.
Morgan also the host and narrator for “Through the Wormhole”, a Discovery Channel physics show. Freeman did the narration for many popular Visa commercials until 2018.
Morgan Freeman wife:
Morgan Freeman was married to Jeanette Adair Bradshaw from 1967–1979. Morgan Freeman then married Myrna Colley-Lee in 1984, and they divorced in September 2010. Morgan Freeman has four children. Freeman’s stepdaughter from his first marriage was tragically murdered in 2015 in New York City. She was 33 years old.
Morgan Freeman Divorce Settlement:
Morgan Freeman’s net worth today is $250 million, but that’s after he paid his ex-wife of 26 years, Myrna Colley-Lee $100-200 million in real estate and cash back in 2010.
At one point Myrna had sought as much as $400 million based on the valuation of their holdings and his future earning potential.
Morgan Freeman Interesting facts:
Freeman was involved in a near-tragic car accident on the night of August 3, 2008 near Ruleville, Mississippi. His Nissan Maxima rolled over many times after flying off the highway. Morgan and a female passenger were rescued by paramedics using the “Jaws of Life” and taken via helicopter to a hospital in Memphis. Morgan Freeman broke his left shoulder, arm, and elbow in the crash.
Although alcohol was ruled out as a reason for the crash, Freeman’s passenger (Demaris Meyer) later sued him for negligence and claimed he had been drinking that night. The lawsuit was settled for an undisclosed amount out of court.
In May 2018, CNN reported the results of an investigation in which 8 women accused Morgan Freeman of sexual harassment. 8 other people came forward to say they had witnessed inappropriate behavior on movie sets or at Morgan Freeman production company.
Morgan Freeman issued an apology after the report was released. As a result, the Screen Actors Guild thought of taking away Morgan Freeman’s lifetime achievement award, but in September 2018 ruled that Morgan Freeman could retain it.
Morgan Freeman was active in relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina victims. Freeman formed the Grenada Relief Fund to aid victims of Hurricane Ivan. In March 2019, Morgan Freeman revealed that he had converted his 124-acre farm in Mississippi into a bee sanctuary.