Morgan Freeman, born June 1, 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee, is star on stage, screen, and behind the camera. He began acting when he was just nine years old and, after dedicating his time to the Air Force as a mechanic from 1955 to 1959, Mr. Freeman dedicated himself to what would become a prolific acting career.

Currently divorced from Jeanette Adair Bradshaw (1979) and Myrna Colley-Lee (2010) and the father of four children (Alfonso, Saifoulaye, Deena, and Morgana), Morgan Freeman began his career on stage, earning accolades including a Tony Award nomination. He then gained notoriety on soap operas such as Another World and Ryan’s Hope and the children’s show, Electric Company. He then went on to earn multiple Oscar, Golden Globe, and Critics’ Choice nominations for roles in Street Smart, The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Invictus (2009) and Million Dollar Baby (2004), for which he also won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. Mr. Freeman also won a Golden Globe for his performance in Driving Miss Daisy (1989) and was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille award at the Golden Globe Awards in 2012.

While exact figures are not known, Morgan Freeman reportedly earned between twenty-five and thirty million dollars for his roles in The Magic of Belle Isle (2012), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Now You See Me (2013), Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and Oblivion (2013). With 42 movies to his credit, Morgan Freeman ranks #5 for total box office revenue of 2.75 billion dollars, with an average per film box office revenue of 65.5 million. Morgan Freeman’s net worth is estimated to be $90 million.

How much is Morgan Freeman’s Net Worth? $90 Million!

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Morgan Freeman is a multi-award winning actor, narrator and film director who was born on June 1, 1937, making him 77 years old. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee to parents Mayme Edna and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, a school teacher and barber respectively and was the youngest of four.

Freeman got his first taste of acting at the tender age of 12, when he won a drama competition in his state after performing in school plays in Greenwood, Mississippi. After graduating from high school, Morgan rejected a partial drama scholarship from Jackson State University and instead enrolled in the United States Air Force. After four years in the military, he moved to Los Angeles and took acting and dancing lessons.

Morgan Freeman’s first big break came in the 1970s, when he started working for the children’s show The Electric Company on PBS. He has since appeared on a number of motion picture films, including Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank Redemption, Seven, Deep Impact and Kiss the Girls.

Freeman was married to Jeanette Adair Bradshaw in 1967. The marriage ended in 1979. He wed a second time to Myrna Colley-Lee in 1984 but the couple divorced in 2010. Freeman has four children, including a son named Alfonso and a daughter named Morgana.

Morgan Freeman is one of the most successful African American actors and directors in history. He currently holds an impressive net worth of $150 million.

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