Morgan Freeman is a multi-talented African-American actor, director, producer, and narrator. If you are a movie buff, then you probably know who Morgan Freeman is.
The now, 83-year old Freeman has starred in various films that you know and love. Such examples are the ‘Bruce Almighty’ film series and ‘The Dark Knight’ trilogy.
Freeman is widely known not just because of his acting skills, but also for his voice too. He had done a lot of narration in films over the years.
Which then, made his voice recognizable to everyone. He is one of the most respected personalities in Hollywood and also a fan favorite of the masses too.
If you want to know more about Morgan Freeman, especially his total net worth, then this article is for you. Dive in below and let’s discuss all about his personal details, early life, his ever-growing career in cinema, and more.
Celebrity Name: Morgan Freeman
Full Name: Morgan Porterfield Freeman Jr.
Birthday: June 1, 1937
Place of Origin: Memphis, Tennessee
Height: 6ft 1 ¾
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Profession: Actor, Director, Narrator, Film Producer, Businessman, TV Series Producer
Morgan Freeman Total Net Worth: $250 million
Morgan Freeman was born on June 1, 1937, and the youngest among his siblings. Due to the bustling life of his parents Mayme Edna and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, Morgan stayed with his grandmother in Charleston, Mississippi during his early years.
At the age of 6, the passing of Morgan’s grandmother forced him to move to his mother in Chicago. During this time, his family is already in a shaky state which led to his father, Porterfield, leaving him along with his mother.
Morgan and his mother moved back to Tennessee where he continued his schooling. His passion for acting and theatre started during his early years. At the age of 9, Morgan has played various roles in a school play.
After graduating from Broad Street High School in 1955, Morgan joined the United States Air Force. Doing so also means making sacrifices for Morgan, where he turned down a partial acting scholarship and opted in joining the air force instead.
Morgan served the air force from 1955 to 1959. He started first as a radar technician and was then promoted to 1st Class Airman.
After serving the military for six years, he continued to pursue his acting career by taking acting courses in Pasadena Playhouse.
During this time, Morgan also traveled to San Francisco and New York to make ends meet, mainly by being a dancer and as a performer in a broadway.
Theatre and Film Career
As a multi-talented man, Morgan has been doing theatre stuff in the mid-1960s. His first Broadway appearance started in The Niggerlovers where he starred as a man and a dog. In 1968, this was then followed by Pearl Bailey and the all African-American Hello Dolly! play.
Morgan has then started to become a popular personality in the face of theatre. He is then recruited as an actor for Who Says I Can’t Ride a Rainbow! (1971), which is Freeman’s first appearance on the big screen.
Morgan received multiple theatre Obie Awards in the 1980s. He acquired his first Obie award thanks to his role in Coriolanus. He got his second one in 1984 where he starred in the hit musical The Gospel at Colonus.
In 1989, he was given the lead role for the Driving Miss Daisy play, which is then remade for cinemas where he also starred again as well. During this time, Freeman’s career skyrocketed to greatness where he starred in even more roles in the 90s.
Freeman also starred in the classic hit Street Smart where he was nominated for an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor. This is where his acting career started to go beyond greatness where he started to star in more big-budget films.
Such films include The Shawshank Redemption, Deep Impact, Seven, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Unforgiven, and more.
He is also well-known for his role as ‘God’ in the Bruce Almighty films in 2005, which is a character he is most recognized as. This is then followed by his appearance in The Dark Knight Trilogy which is also released in the same year.
Freeman’s filming career continued to rise thanks to his roles in The Bucket List (2007), and Invictus (2009) where he plays as Nelson Mandela. He also starred in the ‘fallen’ film series namely Olympus has Fallen (2013) and its sequels London has Fallen (2016) & Angel has Fallen (2019).
2014 is the most prosperous year for Freeman where he appeared in various films and shorts over the course of the year. This includes The Lego Movie, Transcendence, Wish Wizard, Lucy, 5 Flights Up, Dolphin Tale 2, and the Mona Lisa Myth.
Morgan Freeman Total Net Worth
As one of the most in-demand actors of the industry, Morgan Freeman has a total net worth of $250 million. However, it’s one hell of a climb for Freeman as his net worth was supposed to be higher than this if only not for his divorcement.
In 2010, Freeman was forced to pay around $100 to $200 million as a divorce settlement for his ex-wife Myrna Colley-Ley. According to sources, they were already separated in 2007 and has finalized their divorce around 2010 where a huge amount of money was involved.
But this doesn’t stop Freeman to continually grow his net worth over time. Just recently, Morgan starred in an episode Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? (2020) TV series.
He also played Reggie Fontaine in the film The Comeback Trail last year too. Freeman’s upcoming projects this 2021 namely The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, Vanquish, and Lucca Mortis are currently in post-production and filming respectively.
With new upcoming films where he starred currently in the works, Morgan Freeman’s net worth will continually grow over the years. And it seems like there are no signs of him slowing down both his acting career and bank account.