Eddie Murphy’s Net Worth and How Much He Pays in Child Support
Eddie Murphy has been making people laugh for decades but he probably doesn’t find anything funny about the amount he pays in child support every month.
The comedian has fathered nine children and in August 2018, announced that he is expecting his 10th child with his partner, Australian model Paige Butcher.
“Eddie Murphy and longtime girlfriend Paige Butcher are pleased to announce that they are expecting their second child in December,” Murphy’s rep said in a statement.
This will be the second child for the pair as they already have one daughter, Izzy Oona. In addition, Murphy has five kids — Bella Zahra, Zola Ivy, Shayne Audra, Bria, and son Miles Mitchell — with his ex-wife, Nicole Mitchell. He also shares one son named Eric with Paulette McNeely, another son named Christian with Tamara Hood Johnson, and a daughter named Angel with America’s Got Talent judge Mel B. It was during his legal battle with the former Spice Girl that Murphy learned he would have to fork over a huge amount a month in child support payments for Angel.
In 2006, the Dreamgirls star and Mitchell reached a hefty divorce settlement in which Murphy paid her $15 million. That same year, he began his relationship with Mel B. He and the singer dated for about six months and she gave birth to Angel in 2007, however, Murphy initially denied that he was the father. A paternity test proved otherwise and he was ordered to pay a whopping $51,000 a month in child support for their daughter. He is to pay that amount until Angel turns 18 and the total payment over the years comes to more than $10 million.
With eye-popping numbers like that many are wondering just how much the funnyman is worth?
Murphy is not only one of the greatest stand-up comics of all time but he’s also one of the highest-grossing actors in film history as his movies have brought in around $7 billion at the worldwide box office. That success has given him an estimated net worth of $85 million.
Before making it big, Murphy joined Saturday Night Live in 1980 and remained a regular cast member until 1984. In 1982, he made his big screen debut in 48 Hrs. He later starred in other classic comedies including Trading Places, the Beverly Hills Cop films, Coming to America, Harlem Nights, and Another 48 Hrs to name a few. He has played several different roles in some of his films such as multiple parts in Coming to America and the Nutty Professor films. In the latter, Murphy played the title role in two incarnations plus the character’s father, brother, mother, and grandmother.
He’s even worked behind the camera too serving as a producer on his films Vampire in Brooklyn, Life, and as a director as well in Harlem Nights. On top of that, he’s been a voice actor for a number of characters including Thurgood Stubbs in The PJs, the Donkey in DreamWorks’ Shrek series, and the Chinese dragon Mushu from Disney’s Mulan.
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