Who is Morgan Freeman and how much his net worth? You might have heard about Morgan Freeman… He is an absolute legend of the Hollywood Film industry as he has been involved in blockbuster movies for over four decades. Morgan Freeman was born in a middle class family to Mayme Edna and Morgan Freeman Sr. His mother Mayme was a teacher while his father was a barber. He also had four other siblings. As an infant Morgan Freeman Jr. was sent to live with his grandmother, he only started living with his parents some years later.
This Academy Award winning actor’s performances must show you that he was born for acting….well that certainly is the case with Morgan Freeman Jr. too. From childhood Freeman loved acting as it was his first love. Even at the young age of 12 he was winning state wide drama competitions. However, he was unsure about pursuing a career in this field or to serve as a radar technician in U.S. Air force. He soon realised that acting was what he was born to do and then he went on to take acting and dancing lessons.
He soon made his acting debut as a stage actor in the touring company version of “The Royal Hunt of the Sun”. Soon he got the big break he was looking for as he was casted in the all African-American Broadway production of “Hello, Dolly” which made the audience have his name on their lips. He gradually made his transition into movies appearing in a string of minor roles before managing to land big ones.
His career really took off in mid 1980’s even though he was fast approaching his 50’s. In 1987 he got his first big break in Hollywood industry when was cast as Fast Black, a violent pimp in the movie “Street Smart”. He earned positive reviews for his role and also landed an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. After this role, he never looked back and went on to achieve major success in the industry.
Education: Morgan Freeman Jr. attended Broad Street High School in his hometown of Mississippi. There he participated in a lot of drama competitions and even went on to win the State Wide drama competition when he was just 12 years old. He went on to graduate high school in 1955. Acting was his first love and passion. He used to love movies and action even in his younger days. He would often save money just so that we could watch movies of his idols Sidney Poitier and Gary Cooper. He would then try those acting skills in his dramas in school.
Morgan Freeman Net Worth
Morgan Freeman’s net worth is approximately $220 million. Freeman has been a veteran actor ever since he started acting 4 decades ago. His hard work and dedication have played a huge part in the success story of this African-American legend. He has acted in some blockbuster movies which have helped him earn loads of money as well as made him into a successful actor that he is today. Few of his blockbusters include Street Smart (1987), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Invictus (2009), The Batman Trilogy (2005-2012), Now You See Me (2013), Million Dollar Baby (2014) and more.
Freeman was quoted as saying that he loves driving. He has a collection of Toyota Tundra (a six-cylinder truck), a GMC Denali (an eight –cylinder SUV), a duallie Chevrolet Silverado, a BMW 745 and a 1997 Nissan Maxima.
Freeman has moved to different parts of the country every now and then, so he has houses in places such as Indiana, Greenwood and Mississippi. He also has a home in New York City. However, he loves loving in his hacienda-style house outside of a town named Charleston, a place where he spent in his early days when he used to live with his grandparents.
Morgan Freeman As Business Model
Other than being a successful actor, Freeman Jr. is also a director, film executive and a storyteller. He made his directorial debut in 1993 with the movie “Bopha!” for Paramount Pictures. On January 4th 2010, Freeman replaced Walter Cronkite of CBS Evening News as the voiceover introduction of the channel featuring Katie Couric as the news anchor. He was also the host and narrator of the highly successful Discovery Channel TV show “Through the Wormhole” which focuses on Physics outreach. He has also given his voice for musical singles like “Bombs Away” by B.o.B.
He also featured with John Lithgow in the Broadway debut of Dustin Lance Black’s play 8 which was a staged reenactment of Perry v. Brown. It is about the federal trial which overturned California’s Proposition 8 ban on the issue regarding same-sex marriage.
In Freeman also directed “The Show Must Go On”, an episode of season two premiere of Madam Secretary.
Morgan Freeman goes from a client to Investor in the rapid growing business of Tesla Car service.
When Hollywood comes to town this weekend for the Annual Academy Awards, don’t be surprised when you see your favourite stars getting shuttled by the new Tesla-only black-car service. This special service is supported by none other than Morgan Freeman who has become an investor in this service.
For just $80 per hour (plus taxes and gratuities), anyone can have the luxury of being chauffeured around in a Tesla car. Passengers including tech executives and A list actors will be in for a treat with such a luxurious experience; the cars being outfitted with soft chilled towels, natural aromatherapy oils as well as fresh bottled water. There will also be red carpet, emergency kits filled with boob tape, breath fresheners and safety pins.
Morgan Freeman Jr. is a name that needs no introduction. He has been a legend in this industry for over four decades and even at the age of 79 he is still very active and is frequently seen in successful movies. He has been more involved with social work and giving back to the society. Currently there are no movies of him which be released in near future but you can be sure you haven’t seen the last of this legend.