Morgan Freeman – Net Worth, Money and More
NET WORTH: $150 MILLION
Morgan Freeman is a talented actor, film director and narrator. His performance in the movie “SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION” mesmerized the audience and he got an Oscar nomination for his performance. Nobody has reached his level of acting ability and his performance in the movie “MILLION DOLLAR BABY” made him won many academy awards such as Best actor, best picture and so on. He has won many accolades and golden globe too.He is one of the finest actors in the country and his acting talent is worth watching. Moreover, he has a net worth of $150 Million.
BORN TO RULE
Morgan Freeman was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on June 1; 1937.He is the son of a teacher and a barber, who died due to cirrhosis. During his childhood he kept on moving and migrating to different places such as Indiana, Gary but he was finally shifted to Chicago where his destiny made him do what he never imagined. Nobody can ever think that a boy like Morgan will rule the American cinema and will be a part of the most desirable movies of the decade.
His first acting debut was at a small age of nine years and no it was not a movie, instead his first debut at just a small age of 9 was a school play where we can see THE MORGAN FREEMAN’S first ever official acting talent and from nine to the age of seventy six he didn’t stop. He was born to rule the AMERICAN CINEMA.
Freeman subsequently moved to Los Angeles where he took the acting lessons and the Pasadena Playhouse and took the dancing lessons in San Francisco .He was a learning acting as well as dancing .He had the ability to dance as well as act at the same time. He continued to learn acting and finally he got an Obie award for the title role in Coriolanus. Freeman also won a Drama Desk Award and a Clarence Derwent Award for his role as a wino in The Mighty Gents. He received his third Obie Award for his role as a chauffeur for a Jewish widow in Driving Miss Daisy, which was adapted for the screen in 1989.
HIS EARLY PASSION
Morgan’s Mother got separated from his alcoholic husband and his grandmother died at the age of six .After this tragic loss and incident, Freeman was left alone with his mother and they were settled in greenwood. Since the day he was born, there was some passion of movies in him. He used to collect and go out and watch movie and soon he became a big follower of actors like Gary Cooper and Spencer Tracy.
Every person admires his acting skills but do you know that he being an actor and freeman discovering his acting talent was just by chance. It was SERENDIPITY.
He was in junior school and was pulling the chair from underneath a girl he had a crush on. He got a punishment to act in a school drama competition, to his surprise, he flowed so much naturally on the stage and he received top honors for his performance of the school play.
Morgan Freeman’s narration skills are no doubt the most premium narrative skills in the country. His texture of voice is so much different and unique in its way.
Top 5 movies narrated by freeman:
1. SHAW-SHANK REDEMPTION
2. WAR OF THE WOODS
3. THE BUCKET LIST
4. THE LOVE GURU
5. CONAN THE BARBARIAN
Morgan freeman was married to Jeanette Adair Bradshaw from October 22, 1967 to 1979 and then he married Myma Colly-lee on June 16, 1984 but freeman got separated from Myma Colly-lee in December 2007.Freeman and colly lee adopted freeman’s stepdaughter from his first marriage. On September 15,2010 their divorce was finalized in Mississippi.There were rumors about Morgan freeman;s relation with her step daughter but later they were all declared wrong by morgan himself.
ESTATES AND OWNERSHIP
Morgan freeman owns Madidi , a fine dining restaurant , and Ground Zero, a blues club and both are located in Mississippi.
Freeman was injured in an automobile accident near Ruleville, Mississippi, on the night of August 3, 2008.He and a female passenger, Demaris Meyer, were rescued from the vehicle using the “Jaws of Life”. Freeman was taken via medical helicopter to The Regional Medical Center hospital in Memphis. Police ruled out alcohol as a factor in the crash. Freeman was coherent following the crash, as he joked with a photographer about taking his picture at the scene. His left shoulder, arm, and elbow were broken in the crash, and he had surgery on August 5, 2008. Doctors operated for four hours to repair nerve damage in his shoulder and arm. He wears a compression glove to protect against blood pooling due to non-movement. His publicist announced he was expected to make a full recovery. Meyer, his passenger, sued him for negligence, claiming that he was drinking the night of the accident. Only god can save someone from such a terrible accident but however after a surgery the doctor treated him well and he continued to rule the Hollywood Cinema.
He got so much appraisal from every critic all over the world.Nobody could even touch near his acting abilities . He was honored with a life achievement award for his works on and of the big screen.He also received a degree of arts and letters from delta state university.
Everyday,many talents are born and many talents are gone but there cannot be a Morgan freeman again!