If you watch American movies a lot, then the name Morgan Freeman would not be strange to you. He is an American actor, director and also a film narrator known widely for his humor and versatility in movies. He has appeared in many box office hits and has won different awards for his talents. All this and more contributed to Morgan Freeman net worth. In this post, we are going to look into how he has acquired such a massive wealth for himself.
Morgan Freeman Biography
Mr. Freeman was born on the e 1st of June, 1937. in Memphis, Tennessee to his mother Mayme Edna-Revere (1912 – 2000) who was a teacher and his father Morgan Porterfield Freeman (1915 – 1961) who was a barber. He lost his father to Cirrhosis at a young age. Morgan Freeman has three older siblings. Though he moved about a lot during his childhood, he lived in Greenwood, Mississippi and then Chicago.
The name of the high school he attended is Broad Street High School and he graduated from there in 1955. After this, he enlisted in the United States Air Force after he turned down a drama scholarship from Jackson State University. He served as an Automatic Tracking repairman and also rose to the rank of Airman first class.
Morgan Freeman Career
He started his acting at nine years old by playing a lead role in his school play. He won a drama competition when he was 12 years old and also performed in a radio show in Nashville. In the 1960s, when he finished serving in the army, he relocated to Los Angeles in California where he took acting lessons in Pasadena Playhouse and also dancing lessons in San Francisco. He worked as a transcript clerk in a college to earn money.
In the 1960s, he ventured into Broadway productions of The Niggers Lovers and Hello, Dolly! Since then, he has been appearing on small and large screens.
When he started as an actor in 1978, he earned a Tony nomination. After this, he started starring in movies (The Shawshank Redemption, Unforgiven, Driving Miss Daisy and Million Dollar Baby). Freeman participated in various stage and screenplays. He won awards for his performances for most of the movies above. Some of these awards are Academy, Golden Globe, Screen Actor Guild and others.
He has since featured in so many big hits and most of those have been the sources of Morgan Freeman net worth till today.
There are other sources to Morgan Freeman net worth, he was not only an actor. He started his directing in 1993 for Paramount pictures. In 2009, he presented a concert, celebrating Nelson Mandela on his birthday at Radio City in New York City.
Morgan Freeman also worked as a news anchor in 2010 featuring Kate Couric. He was also the host and narrator of shows like Physics outreach and Through the wormhole on Discovery Channel. He has directed and hosted shows like Madam Secretary, The show must go on and The Story of Us.
Finally, he is a narrator in so many visa commercials.
Morgan Freeman Relationship and Marriage
He got married to Jeanette Adair Bradshaw on the 22nd of October, 1967 and they separated on the 18th of November, 1979. The marriage produced one daughter E’dena Hines. However, she was brutally murdered on the 16th of August, 2015 when she was only 33 years.
Six years later, he remarried to a Myrna Colley-Lee on the 16th of June, 1964 and divorced on the 15th of September, 2010. He also has 2 children from extra-marital affairs.
When he was asked about his beliefs about God in an interview in 2012, he was asked if he was either atheist or agnostic. He said “It’s a hard question because as I said at the start, I think we invented God. So if I believe in God, and I do, it’s because I think I’m God” Even though it has been years, there has been no change in his views.
Morgan Freeman Movies
These are the list of some of the movies that he has featured in either on-screen or stage plays.
- That was when
- Robin Hood: Prince of thieves
- Kiss the girls
- Nurse Betty
- The sum of all fears
- Gone, Baby, Gone
- The Dark Knight rises
- Now you see me 1& 2
- 5 fights up
- The magic of Belle Isle
- Olympus has fallen
- The Nutcracker and the four realms
- Angel has fallen
Morgan Freeman Net Worth
Morgan Freeman net worth is estimated at about $200 million and this is after he has paid his wife of 46 years about $200 million in cash and real estate.
Morgan Freeman owns a club (Ground Zero) in Clarksdale Mississippi, and also Madidi Restaurant, in the same town. In 2019, he converted his 124-acre farm in Mississippi to a sanctuary for bees
Morgan Freeman Awards And Honors
He has been nominated for Academy and Grammy five different times. He won an Academy Award for best supporting actor in “Million Dollar Baby” and Golden Globe for Best Actor in “Driving Miss Daisy”. Morgan Freeman also has four nominations from Screen Actors Guild.
Delta state and Boston University also gave him an honorary degree of Doctor of Acts and Doctor of Humane Letters respectively. The city of London bestowed the Freedom of the City honor in 2014.
He is also the 54th recipient of the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishments.
Freeman and some other people formed Greneda Relief Fund to assist Hurricane Ivan victims on the island of Grenada. The fund has now gone into PLANIT NOW (organization to provide resources for Hurricane and severe storm victims). He has narrated clips to raise awareness of the environmental problem and also donates money to the horse park in Starkville.
Morgan Freeman also talks against racism and about politics. He was a big supporter to Barrack Obama’s candidacy in 2008.
Finally, that is all you need to know about Morgan Freeman net worth, relationships, career and life before he became an actor that is widely celebrated today. He is a legendary actor that has built his career and fame.