| $ 150 Million
Actor and Director
$ 150 Million
Known around the world for his commanding on-screen performances as well as his authoritative and resounding voice, Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman is indeed one of the most legendary artists in the world today. Having served as a mechanic in the US Air Force between 1955 and 1959, the actor began his career on stage with an all-African American production of “Hello, Dolly” in the ‘60s. The multiple Academy Award winner is known globally for his roles in films like “Invictus”, “Unforgiven”, “Million Dollar Baby”, “The Shawshank Redemption”, “Driving Miss Daisy”, “The Dark Knight” trilogy, “The Bucket List” and “Bruce Almighty”.
Morgan Freeman has an estimated net worth of around $150 million. Even though the fee he received for most of his projects is not known, he was reported to have earned a $5 million paycheck for the 1997 movie “Kiss the Girls”.
Morgan Freeman is one of the most avid supporters of President Barack Obama. Freeman donated $1 million to super PAC Priorities USA Action in support of Obama’s presidential campaign. Also a known philanthropist, Freeman often donates money and his services to various charities and organizations. He is one of the co-founders of PLANIT NOW, formerly known as the Grenada Relief Fund, which is a hurricane and storm relief charity that was set up in 2004 to aid people on the island of Grenada affected by Hurricane Ivan. Morgan Freeman has lent his voice to several charitable media projects the most notable of which is his narration work for One Earth, a global organization that raises awareness on environmental issues. Outside of his work, Morgan Freeman has several hobbies which he actively pursues. He owns many horses that he takes to the Starkville, Mississippi-based Mississippi Horse Park. He is also an avid sailor, a licensed pilot and he co-owns a fine dining restaurant called Madidi and a blues club named Ground Zero.
Morgan Freeman married Jeanette Adair Bradshaw in 1967 though that marriage didn't prove to be a long-lived one and the couple divorced in 1979. Freeman married Myrna Colley-Lee in 1984. The couple adopted Freeman’s step-granddaughter, E’Dena Hines, from his first marriage to raise her together though in December 2007 Colley-Lee initiated divorce proceedings against Freeman alleging that Freeman had an intimate 10-year long affair with E’Dena. The couple briefly reconciled though their divorce was finalized in September, 2010. Their divorce settlement was the fifth largest in US history and Morgan Freeman was asked to pay his former wife of 20 years $400 million in cash as well as their New York penthouse apartment, several cars and other homes. Freeman has two sons Saifoulaye and Alphonso from previous relationships. He has one daughter named Morgana with his first wife and also adopted her daughter Deanna.
- Birthday1st Jun, 37
- Birth PlaceUnited States
- Marital statusDivorced
Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen - that stillness becomes a radiance.
I always tell my kids if you lay down, people will step over you. But if you keep scrambling, if you keep going, someone will always, always give you a hand. Always. But you gotta keep dancing, you gotta keep your feet moving.
If you live a life of make-believe, your life isn't worth anything until you do something that does challenge your reality. And to me, sailing the open ocean is a real challenge, because it's life or death.
I'm not intimidated by lead roles. I'm better in them. I don't feel pressure. I feel released at times like that. That's what I'm born to do.
I do know there are a lot of people who seem to be in my corner, and that's, of course, wonderful. I'm really more interested in the nomination than in the award, because I think the nomination just puts you within a group of outstanding actors.
Did you know?
He won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2005 for Million Dollar Baby.
He n has received Academy Award nominations for his performances in Street Smart, Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank Redemption and Invictus.
He has also won a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
He received "Hollywood Outstanding Achievement in Acting" Award on August 7, 2000.
He received the 2012 Cecil B. DeMille award at the Golden Globes award ceremony in January 2012.